Welcome New Students and Families!

The Office of Residential Life would like to take this opportunity to share some important information with you for your first year living on campus. You are an important member of our residence hall community and we are glad you have joined us on campus.

Housing Resources

Several housing processes are conducted through the "Housing Portal" in HomerConnect. You may login to the Housing Portal to view your housing assignment and roommate information, complete your Room Condition Report (RCR), submit Residential Learning Community (RLC) applications, and participate in various Housing Selection processes throughout the year.

Review these important resources as well:

Our Residence Halls

First-Year housing is typically located within the Upper and Lower Quads, Towers, and in some years the Terraces as well. For the upcoming year, housing options will likely be in all of the Quads (with the exception of Boothroyd Hall) and East Tower.

New Transfer housing is typically within Upper-Year housing areas which for the coming year will likely include: Terraces 1-13, Boothroyd Hall, West Tower, and limited spaces in Emerson Hall, Garden Apartments, and Circle Apartments. Be sure to check out the Transfer Community RLC as well!

Explore our residence hall photo galleries to get a feel for each community.

Residence Hall Living

Approved and Prohibited Items
Understand what to bring and not to bring to campus.
Learn More
Beds & Linens
How big are the beds? Is there room for storage underneath? Do I need special linens?
Find Out More
Room Decorations
See how to make your room your own!
Find Out More
Learn what is provided in your room!
Get the Details
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
Fall Move In
Information about the move-in testing and check-in process, items to complete before returning to campus, and FAQs.
Learn More

Office of Residential Life

We are currently operating remotely. Please contact us through the following methods:


reslife@ithaca.edu (primary contact, Monday - Friday) 

housing@ithaca.edu (questions about housing)


(607) 274-3141 (Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)  


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

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