As a first-year student, you'll be part of a community of more than 3,000 new Cornellians living in residence halls and Program Houses on north campus.
Residence Halls: Cornell's first-year residence halls are friendly and supportive communities where residents live, learn, socialize, and study together. All are coed with the exception of Balch Hall, which is open to first-year women only.
Program Houses: Program Houses are themed residence halls celebrating a special interest or cultural background. These communities are open to first-year, transfer, and upperlevel men and women.
As a part of your new north campus neighborhood, you'll also find the Carol Tatkon Center for first-year students, two active community centers, three dining rooms, two cafes, a convenience store and grill, two athletic facilities, basketball and tennis courts, and a sand volleyball court. And all within a short walk to academic buildings on central campus!
Gender-inclusive housing is a policy that affords all Cornell students
the option to live on campus with whomever they choose, regardless of
biological sex, gender, or gender identity. All incoming first-year students may share a room or suite with someone of a
biological sex, gender, or gender identity. When you apply for housing,
you may opt in to mixed-gender housing after viewing a video and
agreeing to the rules. Note that everyone wishing to share a room or
someone of a different gender must opt in when applying for housing. Please review the Gender-Inclusive Housing page for additional information and to view the video.