Category Archives: Residence Life

Room Selection Information

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 he or she is drawing.

Numbers draw

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. on the OC (Thomas Commons)
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the OC (Thomas Commons)

Available rooms posted online

  • Friday, March 30, 2018 (watch your Cornell e-mail for details)

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

  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018 starting at 7 p.m. in Hall Perrine Conference Room

Room selection for doubles (see detailed schedule below)

  • Thursday, April 5, 2018 starting at 6:30 p.m. in Hall Perrine Conference Room

Late room draw

  • Thursday, April 5, 2018 starting at approximately 8:30 p.m. in Hall Perrine Conference Room

Singles Room Waitlist

  • Monday, April 9, 2018 through the end of the academic year in the Residence Life Office

General numbers draw

During numbers draw, you need to:

  • Step 1: Arrive at either of the designated times for numbers draw.
  • 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.

Questions?  Stop by the Residence Life Office in Old Sem or check out their resources online.

Residence Halls Close for Winter Break

All residence halls and houses will close at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 21st and will remain closed until 9 a.m. on Sunday, January 14th.

Access to student rooms will not be possible during this time. Students should make their travel plans accordingly.

See the Residence Life Winter Break Information webpage for more information or contact Residence Life.

Questions?  JGoetschius

Residence Halls Close for the Summer

Be sure to check out Residence Life’s page on Spring Closing Info to prepare for leaving campus at the end of the semester!

Here are important residence hall dates to know:

Residence Halls Close for Non-Graduates

Thursday, May 11th – Check out with your RA by 11 a.m.

Residence Halls Close for Graduates

Sunday, May 14th – Check out by 6 p.m.

Residence Halls Open for 2017-2018

Saturday, September 2nd at 9 a.m.

Housing Lotteries

From the Residence Life Office, here are the important dates to keep in mind for housing lotteries for the next academic year:

Important dates (subject to change)

Numbers draw

All students planning to live on campus for 2017-2018, who do not have a fall  housing assignment, should draw a number during one of these two sessions: 

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. on the OC (Thomas Commons)
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the OC (Thomas Commons)

Available rooms posted online

  • Friday, March 31, 2017 (watch your Cornell e-mail for details)

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

  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017 starting at 7 p.m. in Hall Perrine Conference Room

Room selection for doubles (see detailed schedule below)

  • Thursday, April 6, 2017 starting at 6:30 p.m. in Hall Perrine Conference Room

Late room draw

  • Thursday, April 6, 2017 starting at approximately 8:30 p.m. in Hall Perrine Conference Room

Singles Room Waitlist

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 through the end of the academic year in the Residence Life Office

5th Annual Living and Learning Community Expo

5th Annual Living & Learning Community Expo

November 16 ~ OC ~ 12p(noon)

Join or create your own LLC for 17-18!

Residence Life offers living spaces for you and up to 8 of your friends!  Center your community around a specific topic like a hobby or cause.

Live with your friends! Engage deeply with a topic! Create a house legacy!
Leadership opportunities!
Connect with an Advisor!
Enhance the Cornell community!

Sponsor: Residence Life
Learn more: dchou@cornellcollege.edu

Move Out Info

Be sure to check out Residence Life’s page on Spring Closing Info to prepare for leaving campus for the end of the semester!

Here are important residence hall dates to know:

Residence Halls Close for Non-Graduates

Thursday, May 5th – Check out with your RA 11:00 am

Residence Halls Close for Graduates

Sunday, May 8th – Check out by 6:00 pm

Residence Halls Open for 2016-2017

Saturday, September 3rd 9:00 am

 

Room Selection

The following information is for all students who will be participating in room selection this week (or serving as a proxy for anyone who is unable to attend).  

Tuesday, March 29th:            Singles, Super Singles, Triples, Quads

Thursday, March 31st:          All Doubles

AVAILABLE ROOMS

Approximate dimensions and floor plans are posted on the Residence Life website.  A binder of floor plans is also available in the Residence Life Office for students to browse.

We are again offering a real-time look at all available rooms.  The list of super singles, singles, triples and quads is now posted.  The list of doubles will be available Wednesday evening.  If you have access to a laptop, smart phone or tablet, you can bring that with you during room selection and see in real time the list of rooms still available.  Note, Super Singles are listed as “Super” in their Room Type.  The Super Singles are open to all genders.

SUPER SINGLES

We currently have more rooms than we need for the coming year.  Because of this, we are offering current students the opportunity for a “super single” option (a private double room).  We have reserved a limited number of rooms in Pfeiffer Hall (at this time, Pfeiffer Hall is the only building available for super singles).  A super single is $200 more per block than a standard double.  As a point of comparison, a regular single room is an additional $100 per block.  Students interested in a super single option will choose those at Tuesday night’s room selection.

ROOM SELECTION INFORMATION

  • Rooms are selected according to class standing, with next year’s seniors drawing first, juniors second, and sophomores third. Groups with a student or students who participated in Late Draw must wait until the end of room selection to choose rooms on Thursday (approximately 8:30 p.m.).
  • A student selecting a room may choose any person who has participated in numbers draw as a roommate(s).
  • The number of students drawing into a room must equal the capacity of the room as designated by the Residence Life Office (meaning you must have two people to select a double, three to select a triple, etc.).
  • If drawing into a double or larger, only one person from the room will be permitted in the Room Selection Area (Hall-Perrine Room, The Thomas Commons). This person MUST have the Cornell IDs (or photocopies) and Room Selection passes of all who will be living in the room.

 ROOM SELECTION PROCESS

  • Arrive at Hall-Perrine, The Thomas Commons at the time listed for the type of room, and, if appropriate, your class.
  • If you have access to a laptop, smart phone or tablet, monitor the real time list of available rooms.
  • When your number (or the lowest number for your group) is called, show your ID(s) and Room Selection Pass(es) to the checker in Hall-Perrine. You must have your student ID and Room Selection pass as well as those of your roommate(s) to participate in Room Selection.
  • Proceed to the table of the building you prefer.
  • 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.
  • Proceed to the final check point where your selection will be recorded and the Room Selection Pass(es) collected.

ROOM SELECTION TIMELINE

 Tuesday, March 29

  • 7 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.: Triples and quads (all classes)
  • 7:15 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Super Singles and Singles (all classes)
  • 8 p.m.: Roommate Social for those still looking for a roommate

Thursday, March 31

  • 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 (all classes)
  • 8:30 p.m. – 8:35 p.m.: Late room selection (all classes) 

STUDENTS WITHOUT ROOMMATES

If you do not have a roommate for next year, contact the Residence Life Office immediately. We will invite you to complete a Roommate Request Form that indicates your building/roommate preferences. You can review any other Roommate Request Forms we have on file. We also encourage you to attend the Roommate Social immediately following the room draw for singles, triples and quads on Tuesday, March 29.  If either of these options fail to help you find a roommate, then Residence Life will assign you a roommate at the very end of general room selection.

PROXIES FOR STUDENTS UNABLE TO ATTEND ROOM SELECTION

A proxy is permitted to select a room for you provided the proxy has a copy of your ID and your Room Selection Pass. Other arrangements may be made with the Residence Life Office prior to Room Selection.

ROOM CHANGES

No room changes will be permitted for the first semester. Anyone moving into a room other than the room assigned at room draw will lose the privilege of living in that building, will be moved and may be fined.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Visit our room selection website for complete rules, guidelines, updates and frequently asked questions.  Anyone using a proxy should be sure to share this information with them.