Summer Housing & Meals

Campus Housing

Students who wish to live on campus during summer sessions should complete the Summer Housing Form at least two weeks before the start of the session. 

Although the College will make every effort to accommodate students’ preferences, space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rooms are located in non-air conditioned standard residence halls with shared bath facilities. Rooms include twin-size beds, one pillow, and one blanket per bed. Sheets, pillowcases, and bath towels are also supplied and can be exchanged each week. Occupants should bring a bedspread or cover, an extra blanket (not electric), clothes hangers, and a desk lamp. Washers and dryers are available in each residence hall.

Students may occupy rooms on campus only for the duration of their courses. Summer program registrants must observe all College residential life regulations and will be held responsible for their actions. Students may not cook in residence hall rooms.

Cancellation of room reservations will be accepted, and a full refund given, up to one week before the start of the reservation. After that time, refunds will be given, but a $50 administrative fee will be deducted. Notice of cancellation must be received by the Campus Center and Events Services office in writing.

For questions regarding housing, contact the summer housing office beginning May 16 at 607-274-1637 or For questions prior to May 16, contact the Campus Center and Events Services office at 607-274-3313 or

Students who make arrangements to stay in campus housing may pick up room keys from the summer housing office located in Emerson Hall. Students may check in no earlier than noon on the day before their session begins. On the day their session starts, they may check in anytime after 9:00 a.m. The summer housing office is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Students may check out on the last Friday or Saturday of each session. Students should return their key and fob to the summer housing office. The summer housing office is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Students unable to checkout between office hours should contact the summer housing office at 607-274-1637 or, to make special arrangements.

2016 Summer Housing Rates

  • Residence hall single: $215.00 per week (6 nights)
  • Residence hall double: $120.00 per person per week (6 nights)

May Session Housing

Because May Session classes overlap the end of the academic year and the beginning of the summer, students will need to change rooms mid-way through the May Session. Students living in campus housing will be allowed to stay in their spring room until the end of the first week of the May Session. On Sunday, May 15, students will need to move into a room in a building designated for summer housing. All students must relocate to a summer building; no exceptions will be made.

Meals/ID Express

All students requesting on-campus housing must open 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 on campus as well as several off-campus venues. If you wish to make additional deposits to your ID Express account, you may do so by visiting: (SPECIAL NOTE: Meals are not available for the May Session.)

Meal Requirements
A minimum deposit of $40.00 per week is required.

  • $40.00 per week. This is equivalent to approximately 5 meals.
  • $80.00 per week. This is equivalent to approximately 10 meals.

Food Court

The food court, located on the first floor of Phillips Hall, offers a wide variety of food at modest prices. During the summer, it is open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. (Hours are subject to change.)