Frequently Asked Questions
Where will I live?
About 70 percent of Ithaca College students live on campus. In fact, all undergraduate students are required to live on campus for their first three years, unless they apply and are approved for off-campus status. You'll have more than 50 residence halls to choose among, with accommodations ranging from single-person rooms to six-person suites and apartments.
First-year students may live in all residence halls with the exception of the Circle Apartments and the Garden Apartments. Transfer students are eligible to live in all residence halls with the exception of the five designated first-year buildings (Boothroyd, Rowland, Tallcott, East Tower, and West Tower).
The Housing Offering a Multicultural Experience (HOME) Program is an excellent living option for international students who are living in the United States for the first time. The HOME Program is located on the first and second floors of Terrace 03. Students living in the HOME program will also have the option to remain in their residence hall over Thanksgiving break, winter (except for the week the college is closed), and spring breaks.
You may find your niche on one of our specialty floors or in a specialty residence hall. For example, some locations house first-year students only, or accommodate extended study hours, or assure a substance-free environment.
All residence halls are within walking distance of the academic quad and just steps away from one of the three dining halls.
All campus residence halls and apartments are smoke-free.