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When can I select my housing?

To set up housing, you will be asked to submit your housing preferences including roommate matching questions and room types. You will be auto-assigned housing by our housing system.

Housing preferences and roommate groups were due by 8:00am on June 14, 2019 for incoming First Year Students and by 8:00AM on Friday, July 12, 2019 for incoming Transfer Students.

RLC applications were due by 8:00am on June 14, 2019 for incoming First Year Students and by 8:00AM on Friday, July 7, 2019 for incoming Transfer Students.

Housing assignments will be communicated Monday, June 24, 2019 for incoming First Year Students and Friday, July 19, 2019 for incoming Transfer Students.

If you are an incoming First Year student and missed the June 14 deadline, you should still submit your housing preferences as soon as possible. The next round of housing assignments will take place the week of July 15.

I know who I want to room with – how can we be roommates?

You will be able to create a roommate group on the Housing Portal (accessed via HomerConnect). This is the same place you will go to complete your Housing Preferences and Residential Learning Community applications.

Review instructions on how to create and/or accept a roommate group invitation. 

Roommate requests for new incoming first year students were due by 8:00am on June 14, 2019.

Roommate requests for new incoming transfer students are due by 8:00AM on July 12, 2019.

What if I don't know who I want to room with?

That is 100% fine! Many students do not have a roommate they know before coming to IC. The housing application will ask lifestyle questions in addition to housing preferences, which is used to help match roommates and assign rooms.

I know I will need a housing accommodation; how do I get one?

Please refer to special housing accommodations to review the process for requesting a housing accommodation. We recommend starting this process as soon as possible and not waiting until the housing due dates or waiting for your housing assignment. Please note that spaces become more limited as we continue to house students over the summer.

Which residence hall do you recommend for: first-year students, transfers, LBGTQ+, first-gen students, students in X major, students on X athletic team?

The Towers, Lower Quad buildings, Upper Quad buildings, and Terrace 1 house first-year students. Visit our new student resources website to learn more about the residence halls. All halls for incoming first-year students are part of our First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) program, which is designed to provide support for students during their transition to Ithaca College.

We also have several Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) that you can apply to live in. (You can apply for as many RLCs as you would like.) Visit our website to learn more about these special communities.

Where can I learn about my housing options?

Check out the Office of Residential Life’s new student housing resources page! On this page you can learn more about the First-Year residential experience, understand important deadlines in order to set up first-year and transfer housing, check out residence hall information, view photo galleries, watch “how to” tutorials on many housing processes, learn more about what is provided in your room and what to bring (and not to bring), and preparing for your arrival in August.

Can I live off campus my first year?

Ithaca College is a residential college with a three-year residency policy. Students are required to live on campus for their first year and sophomore and junior years.

Can I move in early? If so, what do I need to do?

Residence halls will open on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. We encourage you to arrive on this date as staff and offices will be available to assist you as you get settled in your new community!

We understand that sometimes extenuating circumstances or hardships may make it difficult to move in on opening day. Individual requests to arrive early may be submitted via online form on IC Workflow (this form will be available later this summer). These requests will be reviewed individually.

If you are affiliated with a group arriving early (such as MLK Scholars, Park Scholars, athletes, or Jumpstart or FIRST Look), a staff member supporting the program will submit an early arrival request on your behalf and will communicate arrival details to you directly.

I need a single; how can I make sure I have one?

Incoming first-year students may live in doubles, triples, and single rooms. Most students are in a room with a roommate; a single is not a guarantee.

If you have an accommodation need for a single, please refer to special housing accommodations for additional information.

I need air conditioning; how can I make sure I have it?

Most of our residence halls do not have air conditioning. We recommend bringing a fan for the few weeks early in the fall/late in the spring when temperatures can be higher.

If you have an accommodation need for air conditioning, please refer to special housing accommodations for additional information.