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Alice Cook House & Language House

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

    Cook 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 buildings Baker Tower, North Baker, Boldt Tower, and Boldt Hall/Language House, and 625 University Avenue.

    For more information about the Cook House community, visit the Alice Cook 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 120 in the main building and 230 in the Gothic buildings 
    • 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, triple, and quad rooms along hallways with shared bathrooms, plus 16 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 wardrobe/bureau combination), a desk and desk chair, a desk lamp, a wastebasket, and floor carpeting
    • Wireless Internet access

    Alice Cook House rooms do not have air conditioning.

    Affiliated faculty:

    Professor Shorna Allred  is Cook House's House Professor-Dean. She is Associate Professor, Natural Resources in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Professor Allred lives in the house with her family and helps to lead the community.

    Cook 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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