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Latino Living Center (LLC)

Student Population:
First-year, transfer, and upperlevel students
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    Latino Living Center's 55 residents represent a wide variety of heritages and backgrounds, but all share a common interest in Latino/a culture, history, and current events.Their appreciation for the values of Latino/a heritage includes respect for individuals, dedication to education, commitment to community, and the importance of family.

    A sign saying "Bienvenidos A Su Casa" - Welcome to Your Home - greets residents as they arrive on campus each semester. LLC truly is more than just a place to live. It quickly becomes a home, with all the comforts provided by a strong, familial environment. That is the Latino way!

    The Café Con Leche weekly discussion series, annual retreats, community dinners, intramural sports clubs, and Latino Heritage Month festivities are traditional LLC events, In addition, dances, movie nights, faculty dinners, and various celebrations - including Dia de los Muertos, Day Hall Takeover Commemoration Week, and birthday parties - are scattered throughout each semester.

    Founded in 1994, LLC is located in Anna Comstock Hall across the street from Risley Residential College and a short walk from Robert Purcell Community Center.

    Community features:

    • Open to first-year, transfer, and upperlevel students
    • 55 residents
    • Located on North Campus, near Robert Purcell Community Center, Appel Commons, and Risley Dining
    • Single and double rooms arranged in suites
    • TV/social lounge, kitchen, laundry, computer room, study lounge, and 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

    LLC rooms do not have air conditioning.

    Faculty involvement:

    Professor of Comparative Literature Debra Castillo, Associate Adjunct Professor of Sociology Hector Velez, and Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Science Pilar Parra serve as Latino Living Center's Faculty Fellows.

    Program fee:

    In addition to the room rate, LLC residents pay a program fee of $65/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.


    For more information about LLC, call (607) 254-5111 or email

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