SPEAKER 1: Cornell offers a variety of housing options to choose from. All housing contracts are for the full academic year. Housing assignments for rising sophomores aren't like the automatic assignments for the first year. Upper level students participate in a self-selection process.
Students can apply to themed living program houses to participate in that selection process. They can mozy with the co-ops to consider that option, or they can participate in continued occupancy processes, or the online general room selection. Many students also consider joining fraternities or sororities or other off-campus housing options.
SPEAKER 2: Rising sophomores who meet meet our application deadlines and requirements are guaranteed housing. Juniors and seniors are not guaranteed housing, but can pursue program houses or continued occupancy in the west campus house system or in college town area residence halls.
SPEAKER 1: Each year's housing process begins the previous October with educational sessions and informational emails through December, and emails and an instructional booklet in January. The housing application is available the first day of classes in January.
SPEAKER 2: Housing contract cancellations are only available under certain circumstances. If you are leaving the university due to a leave of absence, withdrawal, study abroad, internship, et cetera, contact housing at Cornell.edu as soon as possible to process your cancelation The spring semester cancelation deadline is December 1, and the fall semester cancelation deadline is July 1. Cancelations after those dates may be considered at the discretion of the housing office.
Students requesting a housing contract cancelation for a reason other than a change in academic status should contact housing at Cornell dot as soon as possible. Requests based on extenuating circumstances are reviewed at the discretion of the housing office. Moving off campus to a fraternity or a sorority during the academic year is not considered an extenuating circumstance, and such cancelation requests will not be honored. Refer to housing dot Cornell dot edu for late fees, cancelation fees, and other fees that may be associated with voluntary leaves or contract cancelations.
SPEAKER 1: Room change requests may be made during the academic year. You can request a room change via your residence hall director or house assistant dean. Room changes are managed by the undergraduate housing coordinator, prioritized by date of submission, need, and preference, and availability of the requested room type.
Room change requests cannot be guaranteed. Charges for your new room assignment will go into effect the first day of your scheduled move. A room change could affect meal plan requirements such as the required house meal plan for those living in the West campus house system.
SPEAKER 2: Room rates are based on your assignment room type of a super single, single, double, or a triple. Each program has charges varying additional fees per year to support the many activities and events that define the community and make it unique. Additional fees may apply for room changes, personal leave or withdrawal, lock outs, lost keys, and temporary ID cards, room or building damages. Please refer to housing dot Cornell dot edu for current yearly rates and any fees.
SPEAKER 1: We value our relationship with students and parents. Be in touch with us if you have any questions and our staff will be happy to help.
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This video contains information for new students and their families about housing on campus. Learn about our housing options, room changes and contract cancellations, fees, and housing selection for future years.