About Us

Ithaca College is a residential institution offering a variety of on-campus housing options. Students are required to live on-campus for their freshmen, sophomore, and junior years. See the Residency Policy for more complete information.

Approximately 4,395 students live on campus in 27 traditional residence halls and two apartment complexes. The traditional residence halls are divided into four major residential areas: the Quads, the Towers, the Terraces, and Emerson Hall. The Quads and Towers house our First-year Residential Experience area while the Sophomore students primarily live in Emerson and the Terraces. Both these areas offer housing in a combination of single and double rooms. There are also standard triples in the Terraces. Emerson Hall is comprised of double rooms and a limited number of triple and quad rooms, all with private bathrooms. Triple rooms in Emerson Hall are reserved for students with special needs.

The two apartment complexes are the Ithaca College Circle Apartments and the Garden Apartments. Both apartment complexes house returning students in apartments that can accommodate up to six residents.

The Office of Residential Life has 9 full-time Residence Directors and one Community Director who live in the residence halls and apartment areas along with the students. We also employ 132 Resident/Apartment Assistants, returning students who live on the floors and help to develop community, plan events/activities, answer questions, and generally serve as a resource for the residents living on their floor. In addition to live-in staff members, the Residential Life office employs several other staff in the Central Office (East Tower) and Area Offices (Eastman and Terrace 7).

If you have any questions, please call the Office of Residential Life at (607) 274-3141. For housing related questions or concerns, e-mail housing@ithaca.edu. For general questions or for providing feedback, please e-mail us at reslife@ithaca.edu.

For room rates, consult the Undergraduate and Graduate Costs information maintained by the Office of Student Financial Services.