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


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.


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


 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) 


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.


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.


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.


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.

Geology Days

A message from the Geology Department:

Join us in celebrating Geology Days from March 31st to April 5th at Cornell! On Thursday, March 31st, witness the explosive power of Earth’s volcanoes with the University of Iowa’s Dr. Ingrid Peate. Continue your exploration of volcanoes on April 1st with hands-on activities and poster presentations on the OC. Test your geology knowledge with fun trivia and prizes on April 4th. Finally interact with Physical Geology students on April 5th as they demonstrate the devastating effects of geologic natural hazards.

Schedule of Events:

March 31: Ingrid Peate (U of I) will demonstrate a volcano erupting in a garbage can at 11:30 am.

April 1: The GEO 306 class (Igneous Petrology) will present posters about major volcanic eruptions around the world and will put on live-action volcano demonstrations on the OC from 11-1.

April 4: Geology Club will have a table in the Commons offering geology trivia and prizes, as well as an interactive “Geology where you Live” display from 11-1.

April 5: Students from the GEO 111 class (Physical Geology) will present live-action demonstrations and posters of major geologic hazards and their social implications on the OC from 11-1.


Questions? Email kfeser.


Truth About Suicide

Documentary & Discussion: “The Truth About Suicide”

The student organization Disability, Opportunity, Outreach, Resources, and Support (DOORS) will be hosting a documentary showing and discussion on mental health on college campuses on March 30 at 3:30pm on the Orange Carpet. Students, staff, faculty, and Mount Vernon community members are welcome to attend. Questions? Contact ACrow16 or AKohl17.

Weekend Events

Friday, March 25

Saturday, March 26

If you want to be included on future Weekend Events roundups in the future, make sure to submit a request to the Master Calendar here or submit a marketing request here!

Feminist Symposium

An event by the Third Wave Resource Group (TWRG):

Saturday, March 26th: Come see student presentations on various topics such as: women and video games, identity, women and drugs, mental illnesses, comic books, sexuality and much more. Presentations begin at 9 a.m. and start every half-hour in Russell or Durham. Guest speaker Tate Walker will have a keynote talk titled “Surviving Love” at 1 p.m. in Durham.

RSVP to the Facebook event!


Fandom Dance

From Slick Shoes:

Ever dream of dancing with or as one of your favorite characters from your favorite fandom? Now is your chance! Dress up as a character from any book, movie, television series, video game or anything else you can think of and come join us on the dance floor this Friday! There will be a tango lesson at 7:30pm and the dance begins at 8:00pm! See you there!


Q: Interested in a student leadership position, social justice, or disability rights and issues?

A: Consider an executive board position within the student organization Disability, Opportunity, Outreach, Resources, and Support (DOORS)!

DOORS is seeking motivated student leaders to fulfill several roles in the organization. Organizational activities include educational programming, awareness raising, student advocacy, and outreach involving issues related to disability in higher education. We intend to promote accessibility, inclusion, and educational attainment in higher education while reducing barriers. Deadline for nominations: 5:00pm on March 25, 2016. Interested persons may nominate others or themselves. If interested or would like more information, contact Andrew Crow (ACrow16), Elizabeth Serna (ESerna16) or Aubrey Kohl (AKohl17) via email.