How Do I Select FYRE?

All first-year students live in the First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE). Incoming students may select their housing assignment on the dates designated for FYRE selection (see Summer Recess section of Important Dates). Housing selection will be 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 an Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) theme. Once you have selected and declared your theme through the Office of the Registrar, you will then select into the building of your choice on your designated day of FYRE housing selection (using your randomly assigned lottery number). Please note that all six ICC themes will be represented in each FYRE building. As such, if space is not available in your preferred building when you select housing, you may select into any other FYRE 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. All floors (Towers) and wings (Quads) are single gender, with the exception of Boothroyd Hall, which is coed by door.

Break Housing: Students who live far away from Ithaca can elect to live in Boothroyd or Eastman Halls which are 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 dates Boothroyd & Eastman Halls close and reopen).

If you 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 General questions about the FYRE program may be directed to