A new housing and dining option for 2022-23!

The Senior and Graduate Housing Community, located in Eastman Hall, is a unique housing and dining opportunity available at a reduced rate of $9,900 for the 2022-23 academic year.

Available to senior and graduate students, this community provides a balance of independent living with the resources and support of living on campus. Residents have the opportunity to participate in events focused on the unique needs of seniors and graduate students. Staff are available for support or consultation as desired while recognizing you may wish to navigate the year on your own. 


  • All single rooms (45 singles in former double rooms and 17 traditional singles)
  • Microfridges in each room
  • Gender-specific and all-gender wings available
  • Gender-specific and all-gender bathrooms as well as a single-user bathroom
  • Communal study space
  • Open during Winter Break - leaving campus between fall and spring semester is not required
  • Later May Closing (May 31, 2022) - stay and enjoy some of what Ithaca has to offer after graduation
  • Short-term/single semester housing options 
  • Option to request room placement near friends in the building when available
  • As with other on-campus housing, laundry, high-speed internet, heat and electric are included
  • 21 meals per week plus $210 Bomber Bucks per semester 

Senior and Graduate Community Council 

As we look to meet the needs of this year’s seniors and graduate students, as well as those in future years, we will launch a Senior and Graduate Community Council. Council members are residents of this community and will provide input on ways to enhance the senior and graduate housing experience through programming, housing amenities, and other recommendations. Stipends of $500, or $250/semester, will be provided to those selected to participate. If you are interested in becoming a council member, please let us know on the housing intent form below.

Senior & Graduate Housing Community Intent Form Now Open

Sign up to reserve your room now, indicate interest in being a council member, provide feedback, and ask questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Complete the Senior and Graduate Housing Community Intent Form. You have the option to reserve a space now. Spaces will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis while rooms are available. 

You will be contacted in February 2022 to finalize this paperwork and will be notified of your specific room assignment at that time.

Undergraduate students who will be in their senior year (defined as having completed 6 semesters by the end of the Spring 2022 term) and graduate students are eligible to live in the Senior and Graduate Housing Community. Additionally, some flexibility may be available for students with less than 6 semesters completed by the end of the Spring 2022 term if they are graduating on or before May 2023.

The meal plan includes 21 meals per week (when dining halls are open during the academic semester) as well as $210 Bomber Bucks per semester. Visit IC Dining to learn more about your dining options. 

Assignments will occur in order of the submission with the larger (double-sized) single rooms filled first.

The room cost is the same for each type of single room as part of the specialized pricing of the $9,900 room and board package.

You may include this request in the Senior and Graduate Housing Community Intent form. Requests to be housed in a room near friends will be honored whenever possible pending space availability.

If you are interested in becoming a council member, please let us know on the Senior and Graduate Housing Community Intent Form.

There are limited spaces available, and you will be contacted with more information at a later date.

When completing the Senior and Graduate Housing Community Intent Form, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback, and indicate interest in being part of a future focus group.

When completing the Senior and Graduate Housing Community Intent Form, you will have the opportunity to indicate interest without reserving a room at this time. However, a room is not guaranteed until reserved by you. Rooms will be allocated on a rolling basis in order of submission and until all rooms are filled. Priority deadline to submit is Monday, December 20, 2021 at 5 p.m. (EST). Students who request to reserve a room after all rooms are allocated in the community will be added to a waiting list. 

While this pilot program is an attractive option for some students, you may of course explore other on-campus housing options for upper-year students through the regular housing selection process in Spring 2022. The room and board for these spaces are the standard rates. The reduced room and board package is specifically for the Senior and Graduate Housing Community.

The Senior and Graduate Housing Community provides a highly-flexible, convenient, and reduced cost alternative to moving off campus your senior or graduate year. This pilot program offers the ease and peace of mind of immediate access to classes, the fitness center, library, studios, dining and campus events, 24-hour maintenance and emergency services, and on-campus climate-controlled storage if desired. These are all at a reduced cost that, like other campus housing, covers laundry, utilities (water, heat, electric), and high-speed internet service while also including a meal plan and Bomber Bucks, with no 12-month lease, security deposit, or need to come up with first and last months’ rent upfront. Finally, we provide exceptional flexibility so you can take advantage of the housing and dining plan for less than a calendar or full academic year based upon December graduation, off-campus study plans, or unique graduate program schedules.

A Head Resident student staff member will live in the building and be available to support community members as they wish.