Summer Housing Options

During the summer break period, many of our residence halls and on campus apartments house summer conference guests and groups.  Conference and Event Services manages registration for all conference groups and programs, as well as pricing and meal plans.

Residential Life manages on-campus housing for Ithaca College (IC) Summer Session students and student employees.

Information for Ithaca College Summer Session Student and Student Employees

  • During the summer term, on campus housing is available for IC summer session students, student employees, and students with exceptional needs who are registered for housing. Housing options are limited to 2-4 buildings. The buildings change each year due to facilities renovations and summer conference needs. Student must register for summer housing 14 days prior to their arrival. To register for summer housing please complete the form on the housing portal via HomerConnect.  The form opens March 2024.
  • All students staying on campus in residence halls are required to have an ID Express account to purchase meals. ID Express is a debit account that is accessed through your Ithaca College ID card.  Your ID Express account can be used at any retail location as well as at several off-campus venues. The cost of the required meal plans is $45 per week. If you would like to learn more about ID Express or make additional deposits to your account, you may do so by visiting the ID Express webpage.
  • Students who need to live on-campus for the summer, and who cannot afford the cost of summer housing, can apply for a summer housing fee waiver. Waivers will only be considered in cases of significant financial hardship. Requests will be reviewed by the Office of Student Financial Services and the Dean of Students Office. You can submit a request for a financial hardship review by completing the hardship review request form. If you have any questions you can contact Dean Marsha Dawson at You will be notified of the outcome of your review via email.
  • Housing assignments are made using information the student provided on their registration form such as requested room type and roommate. There are a limited number of building available during the summer term, which means certain types of housing like apartments are not available. Students with a special accommodation will follow the same process as during the academic year; please see our Special Accommodations webpage for more info.
  • Students will check in and out of their summer housing assignment at the main Residential Life Office, located on the lobby level of the East Tower. Students will be able to check in and check out based on their registration dates. Students will be billed for any additional dates they live in their summer assignment. Failure to check out of their summer assignment on the required date may result in a $100 unauthorized presence fee.
  • Information regarding summer health and safety checks, scheduled power outages, and fire drills will be emailed to all summer students at their official IC email address and posted on signs in the summer housing buildings. All rules and regulations for the academic year are still in effect during the summer term.
    • Facilities schedules two all-day power shut-downs during the summer; one in May/June and one in August. Dates are available on Intercom.
  • Similar to the academic year, there are both Resident Assistants (RA) and Residence Directors (RD) on duty. Contact information is posted in each building. In case of an emergency, please contact the Office of Public Safety.
    • In the case of lockouts, between 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM contact the Summer Housing Office. Outside of those hours, contact the RA on duty.
  • Please note students must be eligible and registered for summer housing to live in on campus summer housing. To be eligible, individuals must be active students. Students who are just requesting to stay later in their Spring semester assignment or arrive earlier to their Fall semester assignment should visit our late departure and early arrival webpages. Please note that Residential Life does not provide storage options to leave personal belongings over the summer. If you are looking for storage options for the summer period, please contact the Ithaca College warehouse at

Information for Summer Guests

  • All arrangements for conference or camp groups should be made through an event planner with Conference and Event Services.
  • For information on what a specific building is like, please see our Residence Halls to learn more.
  • Amenities provided in each residence hall room or apartment are specific to each conference or group, and is agreed upon between the event planner and the conference group leadership. Standard college linens are provided (a pillow, sheet set, pillowcase, blanket, and towel set). Please plan to bring items such as hair dryers, clothes hangers, television sets, coffee makers, pots and pans, cooking utensils, etc. if needed, as they are not provided.
  • For information on the TCAT bus system, please see
  • For specific questions regarding fitness center passes, outdoor pool availability, and more please contact Conference and Event Services.
  • All guests are expected to adhere to the residence hall rules & regulations and health and safety policies.

Summer Housing Office Information

The Summer Housing Office opens for summer 2023 on Friday, May 19th. 

Summer Housing Office Location
Emerson Hall, 2nd Floor Lobby

Summer Housing Office Hours
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, seven days a week.

Summer Housing Office Mailing Address
Ithaca College
c/o Summer Housing Office
953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Please note that if you are mailing keys and/or fobs they must be mailed in a secure, padded envelope and must be received by the Summer Housing Office within seven days of your check-out date. If the keys and/or fobs are not received within this time frame, the individual or conference group will be billed for the cost of a lock change and replacement keys and/or fobs.