Student Experience

West Campus House System offers upperlevel students an actively engaged community of their own – one that fosters personal discovery and growth, and nurtures scholarship and creativity in an environment of collegiality, civility, and responsible stewardship. A product of years of planning by Cornell students, faculty, and staff, the West Campus House System emphasizes informal interaction with faculty members, self-governance, social and cultural programming, privacy, and independence. What student residents on west campus will find – and help to build – is a natural extension of the experience they shared as first-year students on north campus. It is also a part of Cornell's vision to be the best research university for undergraduate education in this country.

The West Campus House System offers an enhanced in-house programming experience.  Intellectual living-learning programs are led by the House Professor, Assistant Dean, and Graduate Resident Fellows.  Social programs designed to enrich your living experience are student-driven by the Student Assistants, Active Citizens, and the House Councils, the student leadership body of each House.