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Holland International Living Center (HILC)

Student Population:
 
  
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First-year, transfer, and upperlevel students
 
 
Location:
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  • HILC

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    Students from all over the world form a global community at the Jerome H. Holland International Living Center. One hundred sixty-eight international and American students -- all with with an interest in international issues -- share their cultures and traditions at HILC, and provide support and assistance to Cornell's international undergraduate students.

    HILC is a home away from home for its residents, offering friendship, support, and a respectful community. To accommodate the needs of international students, HILC is the only undergraduate residence hall that remains open during winter break for residents who need to stay on campus.

    Political, economic, social, and cultural events and discussions are common at HILC, but students also take time to relax and have fun. Weekly "Country/Culture Nights" give residents the opportunity to present and learn about countries of origin or interest. With multiple student-run committees and events, there is always something fun and exciting to do at HILC.

    Founded in 1970, HILC was renamed in 1985 in honor of distinguished alumnus Jerome H. Holland and his commitment to global understanding, respect for human rights, and the pursuit of education.

    Community features:

    • Open to first-year, transfer, and upperlevel students
    • 168 residents
    • Located on North Campus, near Robert Purcell Community Center and Appel Commons
    • Suite-style rooms, with residents of each unit sharing a study room, social lounge, and kitchen
    • Community lounges with a fireplace, piano, cable TV, and a library
    • Bedrooms contain, for each occupant: an extra-long twin bed, a closet and a bureau (or wardrobe/bureau combination), a desk and desk chair, a desk lamp, a wastebasket, and floor carpeting
    • Wireless Internet access

    HILC rooms do not have air conditioning.

    Faculty involvement:

    HILC has several Faculty and Community Fellows that provide students with opportunities to explore and cultivate their academic, intellectual, and cultural interests. You will find them attending events in your building, dining with students, and leading on and off campus trips to lectures, plays, films, concerts, and regional points of interest.

    Program fee:

    In addition to the room rate, HILC residents pay a program fee of $40/year to support the many activities and events that define the community.

    How to apply for residency:

    Application instructions and links can be found at Application Process: New Undergraduate Students and Application Process: Current Undergraduate Students.

    Out-of-House Membership information:

    Program Houses offer out-of-house memberships for Cornell community members who want to participate as non-residents. Download an out-of-house member application here.

    Dining Options:

    Click here for more information about all Cornell Dining meal plans.

    Questions?

    For more information about HILC, call (607) 255-5299 or email hilc@cornell.edu.

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