Coping With Transitions

The Counseling Center, along with Berry and Artbox LCC, will be hosting an event  Wednesday, 3/27 over lunch on the OC to address stress related to life transitions and change.

Third and fourth-year students might relate most to the content, however, any student experiencing stress or fears about the future, unknowns in general is welcome!

Artbox LLC will be assisting with an optional art-making component where students can process their own experience and the information provided, or de-stress.


Room Selection 2019-2020

Every student planning to live in a residence hall who does not have an assignment (in a suite, apartment or house) or who does not have off-campus approval for the coming academic year must draw a number and choose a room through the general numbers draw and room draw process. Students who are unable to draw a number may designate a proxy to draw a number. The proxy must have the ID (or a photocopy) of the student for whom they are drawing.

Numbers draw

General numbers draw

During numbers draw, you need to:

  • Step 1: Arrive at either of the designated times for numbers draw.
    • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. on the OC (Thomas Commons)
    • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the OC (Thomas Commons)
  • Step 2: Present your Student ID.
  • Step 3: Draw a number according to your room selection status (refer to the information on room selection status for details on how that is determined).
  • Step 4: Receive a Room Selection Pass with your name, classification, and number.

Be sure you and your roommate(s) keep your Room Selection Pass. You and your roommate(s) will not be able to select a room at numbers draw without all passes.

Late numbers draw

Students who miss Numbers Draw may participate in Late Draw by stopping by the Residence Life Office beginning at 8 a.m. the day after numbers draw. Students participating in late draw may not select a room, NOR MAY THEIR ROOMMATE(S) SELECT A ROOM, until all other students have selected a roomRefer to the important dates for the time and location of late room draw.

Lottery number “carryover”

Because each lottery is separate, numbers do not transfer from one lottery to another and “expire” at the conclusion of that lottery. This means that a Wilch Lottery number is void at the end of the Wilch Lottery and cannot be used in the Suites and 10th Avenue Apartments Lottery. All previous lottery numbers are void and cannot be used in the general numbers draw lottery.

Between the conclusion of Room Selection and the end of the academic year, general room draw numbers do carry over to the singles wait list for those who did not secure a single room during room selection.  Beginning with the summer, the waitlist is populated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Floor plans & Available Rooms

Floor plans are provided online to assist students in determining the location of a room within a residence hall. Diagrams are not necessarily drawn to scale and certain building renovations and/or improvements may not be included.  Available rooms will be posted online on Friday, March 29, 2019 (watch your Cornell e-mail for details)

Room selection process

  • Step 1: Draw a number in Numbers Draw (refer to the numbers draw information above for complete details).
  • Step 2: Arrive at room draw at the time listed for the type of room that interests you, and if appropriate, your classification (see complete schedule below).
  • Step 3: When your number is called, show your ID(s) and Room Selection Pass(es) to the checker at the door. You must have your student ID as well as those of your roommate(s) to participate in Room Selection.
  • Step 4: Proceed to the table of the building you prefer.
  • Step 5: Select a room and present your Room Selection Pass(es) to the person at the table. If your preference is taken, select another room or go to the table of your second choice building.
  • Step 6: Proceed to the final check out station. Your selection will be recorded and the Room Selection Pass(es) collected. It is very important that you stop at the check-out station; your room assignment is not secured until you stop at the check-out station.

Room selection timeline

Room selection for singles, triples and quads (see detailed schedule below)

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019 starting at 7 p.m. in Hall Perrine Conference Room

Room selection for doubles (see detailed schedule below)

  • Thursday, April 4, 2019 starting at 6:30 p.m. in Hall Perrine Conference Room

Late room draw

  • Thursday, April 4, 2019 starting at approximately 8:30 p.m. in Hall Perrine Conference Room

Singles Room Waitlist

  • Monday, April 8, 2019 through the end of the academic year in the Residence Life Office

Room selection for singles, triples and quads (specific date is listed above)

Note: any Junior or Senior student who elects to live on in alcohol-free community is expected to abide by that expectation (refer to our information on alcohol-free communities for a list of those floors).

  • 7 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.: Triples and quads (all classes)
  • 7:15 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Singles (all classes)

Room selection for doubles (specific date is listed above)

Note: any Junior or Senior student who elects to live on in alcohol-free community is expected to abide by that expectation (refer to our information on alcohol-free communities for a list of those floors).

  • 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Senior doubles
  • 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.: Junior doubles
  • 7:45 p.m. – 8:20 p.m.: Sophomore doubles
  • 8:20 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Students without roommates
  • 8:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.: Late room selection

Frequently asked questions

Refer to our frequently asked questions or contact Residence Life  with questions.  Or stop by the Room Selection Information Table on Wednesday, March 20, 2019; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Main Level by the Info Desk (Thomas Commons)

Humanize My Hoodie Exhibition

Swing by the Bardsley Grand Foyer in the Thomas Commons and check out the national art exhibit, Humanize My Hoodie.  The exhibit works to dismantle the stigma of black people in hoodies and will be up until March 1.

Meet the Artists on February 22 at noon on the Orange Carpet!

Learn more at

Sponsored by Civic Engagement, Intercultural Life, Spiritutal Life, and Union Latinx.

Questions?  SHebel or HCollier

Small-Thomas Lecture: “Faith and Social Justice for sustaining the peace in Liberia”

Liberia’s National Peace Ambassador and Cornell alumnus The Rev. William Tolbert III ’77, son of the late Liberian President William Tolbert Jr., will speak on the history of Liberia and root causes of its civil war and instability, and identify the challenges to–and recommendations for–genuine reconciliation and lasting peace.

Since 2000, the Small-Thomas Lectures have explored the intersection of faith and social justice thanks to a generous gift from Richard Small ’50 and Norma Thomas Small.

When:  11:10 a.m.-noon