Willard Straight Hall

As one of the first college unions in the United States, this Gothic structure was modeled after Hart House at the University of Toronto and bears the name of a Cornell alumnus whose wife was instructed to use his money "...to make Cornell a more human place." It is now considered to be the hub of the university campus activities.

Willard Straight Hall (WSH) supports the events and functions of the many units within the Office of the Dean of Students and building services such as:

  • ATM Machines
  • Computer Lab
  • Cornell Cinema
  • Fraternities, Sororities and Independent Living
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Student Activities
  • Student Support

At 103,000 square feet and 6 floors, WSH is also home to: 

  • 3 meeting room lofts
  • 5th Floor Lounge
  • Administrative Offices for the Dean of Students 
  • Art Gallery
  • Dining Facilities (Ivy Room, Okenshields) 
  • International Lounge
  • Memorial Room
  • Music/TV Room
  • North Room (dance studio)

Willard Straight Hall Resource Center services include:

  • Browsing Library
  • Lobby Information Desk
  • Mail Room Services
  • Ticket Sales