Welcome New Students and Families!

The Office of Residential Life would like to take this opportunity to share some important information that will help you as you prepare for your first year living on campus. You are an important member of our residence hall community and we look forward to you joining us on campus.

New Transfer Housing Preferences are due by 8:00am on Friday, July 12!

New First-Year students who missed the June 14 housing deadline should submit their preferences by 8:00 AM on Friday, July 12 (EDT) as well!

Housing processes are conducted through the "Housing Portal" in HomerConnect. You will login to the Housing Portal to sign your housing agreement and submit your room preferences and answer roommate matching questions. In the Housing Portal you can also submit Residential Learning Community (RLC) applications, create roommate groups, view important housing dates, and view your housing once assigned.

Housing preferences are not reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Take time to learn about your many options and submit (and/or revise) your preferences any time between May 1, 2019 and the due date/time (8:00 AM, Friday, June 14, 2019).

Review these important housing resources as well:

Our Residence Halls

First-Year housing is within the Upper and Lower Quads, Towers, and Terrace 1.

New Transfer housing is typically within Upper-Year housing areas: Terraces, Emerson, Garden Apartments, and Circle Apartments (space permitting). Be sure to check out the Transfer Community RLC!

Check out residence hall photo galleries:

Planning for Residence Hall Living

Learn what is provided in your room!
Get the Details
Approved and Prohibited Items
Understand what to bring and not to bring to campus.
Learn More
Room Decorations
See how to make your room your own!
Find Out More
Beds & Linens
How big are the beds? Is there room for storage underneath? Do I need special linens?
Find Out More
Mini-Fridges & Microfridges
Should I buy my own or rent one locally? Do I even need one?
Discover Your Options
All you need to know about doing laundry in your residence hall.
Learn More

Arriving to Campus

Move in Guide
Review important expectations for living in the residence hall.
View Guide
August Move In Day
When to arrive and where to go when you get here!
Learn More
Early Arrivals
Extenuating circumstances sometimes make it difficult to move in on Opening Day. Requests to move in early are submitted online.
Learn More

Contact Us

Office of Residential Life
2001 East Tower (lobby)
Ithaca, NY 14850

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Questions related to housing? Email housing@ithaca.edu

Follow us: @icreslife on Twitter and Instagram

(607) 274-3141