Housing and Room Selection

On-Campus Living Expectation


Ithaca College is a residential campus with a three-year on campus residency requirement. You are required to live on campus for your first-year, sophomore, and junior years.


All students residing in non-apartment on-campus residences are required to be on a meal plan. Residents of Circle and Garden Apartments are not required to have a meal plan, but may do so by contacting Student Financial Services.


You may apply for commuter status if you will reside with a parent or legal guardian during the academic year within 60 miles driving distance of campus. (This must be both your and your parent/guardian's permanent address.) You may submit a Commuter Status Request Form at any time.


The Office of Student Financial Service automatically charges incoming student accounts for a standard double room. Your account will be adjusted to the applicable room rate once your room selection is made, but this may not be reflected by your student account statement until the billing cycle following opening weekend.

New Student Housing
Explore your housing options as a new incoming first-year or transfer student.
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Continuing Student Housing
Understand housing options and procedures for continuing students in your sophomore, junior, or senior years.
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Graduate Student Housing
Consider your housing options on campus as a graduate student.
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We have multiple accommodation request procedures: Religious Observation, Special Housing Needs, and Transgender and Non-binary.
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Room Changes
Understand the room change process and what options are available.
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How-To Guides
Review brief videos or review step-by-step guides for many housing procedures.
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Room and Board Costs

Understand the different rates associated with various housing options.

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Taking a Leave of Absence or Withdrawing
We understand plans may change. Learn about IC's leave of absence and withdraw procedures (moving out of housing is required).
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