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A convenient way to travel between campuses is the Cornell Campus-to-Campus Executive Coach Service with online bus reservations available. Alternatively, US Airways offers daily service to connect these two cities. Bus service is also offered by Greyhound and Shortline. For the Shortline bus, during the school year, tickets are sold at the Student Agencies front desk, and the Ithaca Bus Terminal.

Housing in Ithaca

For short-term stays in Ithaca, Homewood Suites Ithaca offers studio suites, which feature fully-equipped kitchens. A studio suite is large enough for work, study or entertaining, plus all the comforts of home, including a 32 inch flat screen TV, complimentary High Speed Internet Access, two phones with data ports, microwave and coffee maker. There is a complimentary hot breakfast seven days a week and a Welcome Home Reception, Monday through Thursday. Van service is available to campus.

A special rate of $99/night will be offered to personnel from Weill Cornell Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Please contact Amy at (607) 266-0000 x5503 to make reservations.

For additional help, the Cornell University Off-Campus Housing Office (OCHO) provides housing assistance, education and referral services to students, staff, faculty, and others associated with Cornell, choosing to live off-campus. Cornell University is committed to providing information and services that result in informed housing decisions.

More than 50% of undergraduates and 85% of graduate students do not live in university housing. Our goal is to address their unique needs by working with local landlords to provide safe, quality housing, community resources and information as well as educational support to assist students with the transition into living independently as a member of the Ithaca community.


Kim Fezza, Director
Off-Campus Housing Office (OCHO)
Office of the Dean of Students
401 Willard Straight Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14850
(607) 254-8718 voice
(607) 255-8082 fax
(607) 229-4989 cell
Off-Campus Housing

Students: For NYC-based Cornell graduate students who need to be in Ithaca for intercampus courses or research projects, a limited number of apartment style accommodations are available on campus. Please contact Missy Riker, Office Manager/Graduate Housing Coordinator, Residential and Event Services at 607-255-9764 or

Faculty: Limited housing options are available on the Ithaca campus and with local landlords. For help with availability of housing on campus, please contact Barbara Romano, Director, Conference Services at 607-255-6290 or For help with availability of housing off campus, please contact Kimberly Fezza, Coordinator, Off Campus Housing Office at 607-254-8718 or

For more information on the residential experience in Ithaca, go to the Campus Life web site.

Housing in New York City (Less than 1 Month)

A few guest rooms and suites are available on the Weill Cornell campus for faculty and for students. Please contact Lisa Ryan at the Housing Office at (212) 746-1001 or e-mail her at

Local Hotels

A wide variety of hotel options are available in NYC. Hotel options for CU-Ithaca faculty visiting NYC range from the Cornell Club in mid-town to several hotels located near Weill Cornell Medical College. Nearby hotels include:

Housing in New York City (More than 1 Month)

Students: For Ithaca-based Cornell graduate students who need to be in NYC for intercampus courses or research projects, a limited number of dormitory-style rooms or shared suites are available. Please complete a Cornell University Graduate Linkage (CUGL) Program application prior to applying for this type of housing. CUGL students from the CU-I campus who will be studying at the WMC campus should obtain the Student Housing Application at

Students who are staying in New York City as part of an organized intercampus program (e.g., Biomedical Engineering Clinical Immersion Program, Tri-I Programs, and so forth) should speak with the program director regarding housing and not submit a student housing application form via the web site.

Faculty: Limited housing options are available on the WMC campus, Roosevelt Island, or through private brokers. Please contact Maureen Kelly, Assistant Director of Academic Staff Housing, for help with availability.

Please refer to the Housing Office web site for more information.