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Townhouse Community

Student Population:
First-year & transfer students
  • North Campus: Map it!
  • Town-Houses

    Visit the Townhouse Community webpage!

    The Townhouse Community is a great option for first-year and transfer students who want the independence of apartment-style living, but also the convenience and support of living on campus. The complex is made up of four-person and six-person townhouses, each featuring two or three double bedrooms, a large living room and kitchen, and a bathroom. Most are two-story; some are single level.

    Residents of the Townhouses have their own community-center building, a focal point of activities, programs, and socializing. They also are just across the street from Robert Purcell Community Center and have easy access to its facilities, including the Marketplace Eatery dining room and the Bear Necessities convenience store.

    Transfer students who live in the Townhouse Community are generally assigned to apartments with other new transfer students.

    Community features:

    • Open to first-year students & transfer students
    • 300+ residents
    • Located on North Campus
    • 4- and 6-person townhouse apartments, each with 2-3 double bedrooms, a large living room and kitchen, and a bathroom (residents pay a special Townhouse Double rate)
    • A community-center building with a TV/social lounge, study lounge, piano, kitchen, and laundry facilities
    • 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

    Townhouse Community rooms have manually controlled air conditioning.

    Faculty involvement:

    Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Christopher Hernandez is the Faculty-in-Residence for the Townhouse Community. He lives in one of the townhouses with his wife, Karen, and their two sons, Nicholas and Maxwell, and regularly spends time with student residents of the community.

    Assistant Professor of Government Gustavo Flores-Macias, Associate Professor of Government Sarah Kreps, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics Sylvia Lee, and Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics Robert Weiss serve as the Townhouse Community's Faculty Fellows.

    Dining options:

    Click here to learn about Cornell Dining's meal plans.

    Questions? Contact us.

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