Category Archives: Residence Life

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.

Housing Lotteries

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

Numbers Draw

Tuesday, 3/22/16

8 am – 9 am AND 11 am – 1 pm

Orange Carpet, Thomas Commons

Room Selection I: Singles, Super Singles, Triples & Quads

Tuesday, 3/29/16 7 pm Hall Perrine, Thomas Commons

Room Selection II: All doubles

Thursday, 3/31/16 6:30 pm Hall Perrine, Thomas Commons

Roommate Social (for those searching for a roommate)

Tuesday, 3/29/16 8:00 pm Hall Perrine, Thomas Commons

Housing Lotteries

From the Residence Life Office:

Participate in the lotteries for certain housing options on campus. More info on the process. Here are the dates:

Wilch Apartment Lottery

Tuesday, 3/15/16

8 am – 1 pm

Residence Life Office

Russell Hall, Smith Hall, Tenth Ave Apartments Lottery

Thursday, 3/17/16

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Shaw, Thomas Commons

Housing Lotteries Information Sessions (2 sessions)

Thursday, 3/17/16 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Shaw, Thomas Commons Monday, 3/21/16 3:30 pm – 4 pm Shaw, Thomas Commons

Spring Break

Do you have questions about spending Spring Break on campus?

You can probably find the answer on our spring break web page HERE or contact the Residence Life Office at Res_Life@cornellcollege.edu!

For example, here’s the advised checklist of things to do before  leaving campus:

If you are leaving for break, we encourage you to:

  • Turn off and unplug appliances (refrigerators and aquariums may remain plugged in)

  • Remove all trash from your room and take it to a common area trash can in your building

  • Close and lock all windows (pipes could freeze and burst if windows are left open)

  • Close blinds

  • Turn off alarm clock

  • Turn off lights

  • Lock your door

Live in the Cottage

Apply to be a part of the TWRG e-board and the Cottage next year! As a denizen of the Cottage you will get to do all sorts of awe inspiring things like plan events with knowledgeable speakers, train to be a sexual assault & domestic violence advocate, lead TWRG meetings, and live in the most beautiful LLC on campus! Everyone who will be a student at Cornell next academic year is welcome to apply! Applications are due by the end of third week (1/29/16). Contact brobb16 with any questions.

Winter Break Information

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All residence halls and houses will close on Saturday, December 19 at 11 a.m. and will remain closed until Sunday, January 10 at 9 a.m. Students should make their travel plans accordingly. For more information, see the Residence Life Winter Break Information webpage (http://www.cornellcollege.edu/residence-life/living-on-campus/winter.shtml)  or members of the Residence Life staff in Old Sem.

Tips for Move-In Day

We’re only 5 days away from Move In and the start of NSO 2015 and we can’t wait! To make things go easier for you, check out these details and tips before the big day. The Thomas Commons twitter page (@ThomasCommons) has been busy with #whatshouldyoubring and last minute reminders. Stay tuned with moments and memories from NSO  2015, browse, and use #tothehilltop!

Move In and Validation Basics Continue reading Tips for Move-In Day

Getting to Know Your Roommate

With rooming assignments coming out soon, it’s natural to be curious about who you’ll be sharing a room with during your first year at Cornell. Guest Blogger Ellie Burshtyn ’18, a PA, offers some insight and tips into getting to know your roommate to make you more comfortable with your roommate, res hall living, and transition to life at Cornell.

Some of you may have shared a room with someone before. However, there is probably one big difference: you most likely knew the person. Moving in with someone that you know nothing about can be stressful and result in a lot of anxiety, which is completely normal. So here are some suggestions on getting to know and getting along with your new roomie.  Continue reading Getting to Know Your Roommate