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Just About Music (JAM)

Student Population:
 
  
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First-year, transfer, and upperlevel students
 
 
Location:
  • North Campus: Map it!
  • JAM

    JAM is a music lover's dream home, with countless opportunities to perform, listen, share, and collaborate. Of the 166 students living at JAM, only a handful are music majors, but all share a passion for music - whether they avidly listen to their iPods or actively sing or play an instrument in a band.

    The house has a concert stage with lighting and sound, a well-equipped recording studio, practice rooms, and practice instruments (guitar, piano, drums, etc.). Frequent performances by house bands feature everything from rock, punk, and hip-hop, to house. A monthly open-mike coffeehouse enables writers, musicians, singer-songwriters, and dancers to perform for the Cornell community. On the quieter side, there are weekly student-organized Listening Parties, where Jammies sample and discuss every genre you can think of.

    There are also many opportunities to perform with campus groups such as the Glee Club, Cornell Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles, the Big Red Marching Band, and other musical groups throughout the Ithaca community.

    JAM's practice rooms and recording studio follow regular quiet hours to ensure that residents have an environment conducive to studying and other pursuits.

    Community features:

    • Open to first-year, transfer, and upperlevel students
    • 166 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
    • TV/social lounges, a computer room, study lounge, and a library, plus a concert stage, recording studio, and practice rooms
    • 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

    JAM rooms do not have air conditioning.

    Program fee:

    In addition to the room rate, JAM residents pay a program fee of $70/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. Interested in having access to the JAM studio, performance space, and equipment? Apply here to have all the benefits that JAM residents enjoy.

    Dining options:

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

    Questions?

    For more information about JAM, email just_about_music@cornell.edu or call (607) 255-4645.

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