First-Year Housing Info

First Years! Remember to fill out your housing preference forms through the Admitted Students checklist! You can update your preferences through Sunday, July 5.

To learn more about the residence halls for first years and more Res Life info, check out the fall opening information on the Residence Life website and stay tuned for more posts regarding Res Life, recommended packing lists, move in day, etc! Incoming new and transfer students should check their emails frequently for more updates on NSO and fall info. Housing assignments will be distributed by email around mid-July.

Here are some highlights on the First Year housing options:
Bowman-Carter
A section of the first floor of this all-female hall is available for first year residents interested in an all female living environment in a historic hall. Built in 1865, Bowman is a frequent space for club meetings, socials, and events throughout the school year. The formal lounge includes a piano accessible to any musically inclined students.
Pauley-Rorem
The newly renovated Pauley-Rorem–or PR in Cornell vernacular–is on the West side of campus near the sand volleyball court and the Sports Center. Pauley-Rorem has been designated the first year leadership hall and is home to ESP — the Entering Students Program — a series of social and learning activities to help you adjust to life on The Hilltop. Check out renovation images to see the finished spaces, including the themed lounges!
Pfeiffer
Pfeiffer Hall offers a diverse residential environment for first year students. Home to first years and upperclassmen, Pfeiffer is a hub of social and residential life on campus and in the Tri-Hall area. The first floor lounge is an open space for students to hang out, play fooseball or pool, level up on video games, and watch movies with friends. Pfeiffer classroom can be reserved for study sessions, or the Fishbowl lounge is a great space to meet with a study group. Pfeiffer is a building with a lot of character in the center of Tri-Hall and campus, situated on top of Pfeiffer Hill and close to the library and Ink Pond. (disclosure: the author may be biased, after living in Pfeiffer for the past three years!)
Dows
Dows Hall, one third of Tri-Hall, is usually home to close knit communities on their floors. Currently under renovation before opening it’s (new!) doors in August 2015, Dows will boast renovated public spaces and rooms, A/C, and on it’s first floor, a showcase demonstration-style kitchen, where Bon Appetit will offer in hall cooking demonstrations each block. Tri-Hall is a hub centrally located on campus and near and dear to campus life.
Tarr
Tarr Hall mirrors Dows across the Tri-Hall’s lawn, which is a favorite space for throwing a frisbee or when the snow flies, the occasional snow sculpture or snowball fight. Undergoing renovation, Tarr will also be home to updated public spaces and rooms, A/C and will host a new performance space along with room to gather for meetings, socializing, and studying. Close to Ink Pond, Tarr residents may get to know the geese that nest down at the pond as well as the rest of the Tri-Hall.