92% of students live on campus. And with a population of 83% out-of-state students, most students stay on campus through the weekends. As a first-year student, you’ll share a floor with other first-years, forming an instant support group. And living on campus makes it easier for you to connect to academic and co-curricular opportunities on campus.
The Thomas Commons is the hub of campus activity. You’ll gather there daily to dine, socialize, exercise, organize events, enjoy late-night activities, explore volunteer and career opportunities, DJ for KRNL, and much more.
Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak Thursday, September 18 in King Chapel at 7:30 p.m.
"WARNING: SlickShoes people are some of the quirkiest, most enjoyable people you will meet at Cornell (and that is saying something). You will make friends."
Jacob Fields '14 writes about the Backpack Books program: "The mission of this program is to increase the number of books each student has access to during their childhood, as well as having a consistent positive role model to excite them about these books."