Frequently Asked Questions

Is there extra storage space in my hall?

There is no storage space in residence halls for property not owned by the College. Bed frames, desks, chairs, dressers, closets, mattresses, and other items that belong in your room, apartment, or suite are your responsibility and must remain there. They may not be placed in storage at any time.

The College accepts no responsibility for property left behind by students who vacate their residence hall room for any reason during the academic year. Similarly, the College accepts no responsibility for a student's personal property that remains in a residence hall, apartment, suite, or room beyond the published closing date by which that student is required to check out. Such property left behind will be removed from the residence hall and disposed of by a College staff member. Disposal methods can include, but are not limited to being placed in the trash, being recycled, or being donated to a local non-profit, if the item is usable.

Since storage space is not available to students other than that within their own room, students should plan to have boxes, luggage, and trunks returned home on the day of their arrival. All personal-use items (e.g., sports equipment, plastic containers), whether personal or college-owned, must be stored in a student's room. For a list of off-campus storage facilities and businesses, check the Ithaca Guide maintained by the Information Desk.

There is one exception to the above paragraph. Due to the shortage of bike racks in the residential community and the lack of storage elsewhere, bicycles may be stored on balconies during the academic year as long as they cannot be flipped over the railing or are not hung outside the balcony area.