As an incoming transfer student, you are in a unique position at Cornell: you benefit from the same orientation programs as incoming first-year students, while your age and experience are more similar to those of Cornell's upperlevel students.
To help your transition into Cornell's upperlevel community, most transfer students are placed in West Campus Houses or in residence halls for upperlevel students. Whenever possible, transfer student rooms are grouped together to facilitate friendships with other new students.
Cornell's West Campus Houses, residence halls, and Program Houses all offer live-in staff support, opportunities for faculty interaction, and cultural and educational programming. Co-ops are led and governed by their student residents, offering a more independent living environment.
For incoming Transfer Students, every effort will be made to accommodate applicants for on-campus housing on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis.
Transfer student housing assignments will be released in late June.
Note: In limited situations, transfer students who qualify as first-year students are placed in first-year residences.
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 transfer 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.