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Welcome, Class of 2019!

Welcome to Cornell and the Balch Hall community! Because everyone in our community is a first-year student, a foundation is present for creating a supportive environment where students can succeed and build life-long friendships.

View the entire Welcome Newsletter.
Balch Hall Community Blog

Welcome to Balch!

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Balch blog. We hope to provide a dynamic way to communicate what’s going on in the Balch community, past-present-future. Keep following for more Balch-related insights, updates, and activities!

Welcome to Balch Hall!

So you just learned where you will be living for your first year at Cornell, Balch Hall. As your Residence Hall Director, I'm hoping you're looking forward to meeting your new neighbors and being an active part of your new community. The staff in Balch strives to make our community welcoming, fun, and supportive for everyone. Our goal is to make Balch your home away from home… and yes, guests of all genders are allowed to visit. Balch is a beautiful place with remarkable décor. It's conveniently located on North Campus just steps away from Central Campus, and we have an outstanding staff (including RAs and Faculty) that is excited to meet you and make your transition into Cornell smooth, quick, and memorable!

If you have questions, please contact the Housing & Dining Contracts Office ( or Balch's direct email address ( 

Kimberly Barth, '06
RHD - Balch Hall
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