Summer Housing on Campus
The College will offer a limited number of on-campus housing spaces in Pfeiffer Hall to Cornell students. Though we anticipate being able to house all students who are interested in living on campus for the summer, priority will be given in the following order:
- Current Cornell students who are working for the College and current Cornell students who are doing research with a Cornell faculty member
- Current Cornell students who are doing internships not through the College
- Other current Cornell students
- Spring 2014 Cornell graduates who are doing research with a Cornell faculty member
Options in length of summer housing
Students can choose between two lengths of summer stay:
- A full summer; or
- A 10-week agreement (which runs from Sunday, May 18 - Saturday, July 26; an earlier check-in date and/or a later check-out date is not available).
Application for summer housing will be held Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the Residence Life Office (first floor, Old Sem). Students will need to complete an application and sign a summer housing agreement (both documents are available in the Residence Life Office). Applications received by this deadline will receive priority in summer housing. After that date, any student requesting summer housing will be housed only if there is space available. Students can preference a roommate during the application process process (note that no single occupancy rooms are available, and so all summer residents will have a roommate). Roommates must be on the same length of stay (that is, a student here the entire summer can only room with another student here all summer; a student here for 10 weeks can only room with another student here for 10 weeks). Students in summer housing are eligible for gender neutral housing and forms must be submitted with the summer housing application (learn more about gender neutral housing).
Air conditioned rooms
The College will provide window air conditioners in all rooms used for summer housing. Only air conditioners provided by the College are permitted. IMPORTANT: Only those requests for summer housing received by Friday, April 18 are guaranteed to have air conditioning. Students who request summer housing after that date will be placed in air-conditioned rooms only if units are still available.
Rates for students here all summer are $825 per person in a double room. Rates for students here for 10 weeks are $550 per person in a double room.
Students will be expected to provide payment for summer housing in full by Friday, May 9 unless they sign a Financial Agreement with Business Services by that date. If you would like to create a payment plan, download the agreement (PDF) and submit it to Student Accounts.
Summer residents who elect to stay the entire summer, who are approved to return early in the fall and whose early arrival housing costs will be covered by a department or organization will receive a partial room refund at the conclusion of the summer. Students with questions about that refund should contact our office.
Students with additional questions about summer billing should contact the Student Accounts office.
The last meal for students on the meal plan is breakfast on Thursday, May 8. Meal plans begin in the fall with lunch on Saturday, August 30. The Hilltop Café will remain open through graduation weekend to accommodate graduating seniors and then close for the summer. It will reopen in mid-August to accommodate early arrivals. Summer residents' meal plans do not include graduation weekend or early arrival meals; however summer residents may purchase a meal at the door whenever the dining hall is open.
Moving in and moving out
Students here all summer will move into summer housing May 9 - May 11 and are expected to be out of their current housing assignment by 6 p.m. on May 11 (learn more about residence hall closing). Those students will move to their 2014-2015 room on or around August 15. More information on move-out dates will be made available over the summer.
Students here for 10 weeks will move into summer housing on Sunday, May 18 and are expected to be out of their current housing assignment by 11 a.m. on May 8 (learn more about residence hall closing). Those students will leave summer housing Saturday, July 26. For those students here for 10 weeks, an earlier check-in date and/or a later check-out date is not available.
Summer residents should contact the Mail & Service Center to ensure that their mail continues to be delivered to their campus box.
R.A.M. (Rapid Alert Messaging) emergency system
Cornell College has established the R.A.M. (Rapid Alert Messaging) Emergency System to assist in campus wide notification in events of safety concern. Refer to the R.A.M. Emergency System website for more information and to register. All students are encouraged to register for this service. Any student who is already registered for this service will continue to receive alerts over the summer.
If you are locked out of your room, you should first try to contact your roommate. If your roommate is not available, then you can call an RA or Campus Safety to let you in (but know that you will be charged for this service). All money collected for lock-outs is used to enhance hall programming initiatives.
All students with a vehicle staying on campus over the summer must have their vehicle registered with Campus Safety. Visit Campus Safety's website to learn more about summer parking.