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.

Setting Up Your Spring Housing

Submit Housing Preferences between December 13, 2019 and January 2, 2020!

To set up your housing, complete the following no later than January 2  by 5:00 PM (EST):

  1. Sign the Housing Agreement (required) - you are automatically prompted to do this when logging into the Housing Portal for the first time. (Access to the Housing Portal is through HomerConnect.)
  2. Submit your Housing Preferences (required) - you will be asked to submit specific room types and location preferences, answer roommate matching questions, update emergency contact information, and share a top choice Residential Learning Community if applicable. 
  3. Apply to Residential Learning Communities (RLC) (optional) - submit supplemental applications for one or more RLCs.

Check out our online tutorials to help with the application process.

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 within the Upper and Lower Quads and the Towers.

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

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

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
January Move In
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 Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Questions related to housing? Email housing@ithaca.edu

Follow us: @icreslife on Twitter and Instagram

(607) 274-3141