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Hans Bethe House

Student Population:
Transfer and upperlevel students
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    Hans Bethe House is a part of the West Campus House System, a faculty-led community for upperlevel students on Cornell’s west campus.  

    Bethe House includes a main building with residential rooms and suites, apartments for the House Professor-Dean and Assistant Dean and their families, and a House Office, dining room, library, and other common spaces.  The community also includes the Gothic building McFaddin Hall, which houses Bethe House residents.

    For more information about the Bethe House Community, visit the Bethe House website.  For more information about the West Campus community, visit the West Campus House System website.

    Community features:

    • Open to transfer and upperlevel students
    • 350+ residents, approximately 315 in the main building, and 60 in McFaddin Hall
    • Made up of approximately 65% sophomores, 25% juniors, and 10% seniors, with about 15% of the total population being transfer students
    • Main building has a House Office, dining room, library, TV lounge, and laundry facilities
    • Single, double, and quad rooms along hallways with shared bathrooms, plus 38 five- to seven-person suites, each with its own bathroom and sitting room
    • Bedrooms contain, for each occupant: an extra-long twin bed, a closet and a bureau (or a wardrobe/bureau combination), a desk and a desk chair, a desk lamp, a wastebasket, and floor carpeting
    • Wireless Internet Access

    Hans Bethe House rooms do not have air conditioning.

    Affiliated faculty:

    The Dale R. Corson House Professor-Dean is Julia Thom-Levy, Associate Professor of Physics. She lives in the house with her family and helps to lead the community.

    Bethe House also has approximately 30 House Fellows who are associated with the community and interact with residents regularly.

    Dining options:

    Residency in the West Campus House System includes a commitment to a House Meal Plan.

    Questions?  Contact us.

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