How Do I Select FYRE?
If you are interested in living in the First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE), you can select your housing assignment on the dates designated for FYRE selection (see Summer Recess section of Important Dates). You will complete your housing selection online through HomerConnect, but first you will want to create your housing profile! For additional information about room selection, please refer to Room Selection and Housing Programs including the subsection for First-Year Students.
During summer orientation all first-year students will select a first-year theme (see FYRE Academic Connections). One you have selected your theme, you will then select into the building of your choice on the day of FYRE housing selection. All themes will be represented in each FYRE building. As such, you may find that space is not available in a particular building when you select housing as the spaces for your theme may have been filled to capacity. If this happens please go to your second choice residence hall and select housing in that building.
Room Types: Students living in FYRE have the opportunity for two different housing options. Students can elect to live in a single room where they can have privacy when they want to, but be surrounded by their first-year friends, or choose to live in a traditional double room.
Break Housing: Students who live far away from Ithaca can elect to live in Boothroyd Hall which is open over Thanksgiving, Spring and Winter Breaks with the exception of the dates the College is officially closed (please refer to Important Dates for the date Boothroyd Hall closes and reopens).
If you ever have any questions about the housing selection process, please visit our office in the East Tower lobby, call us at (607) 274-3141, or E-mail us at email@example.com.