Housing Search Process/Search

Before you begin, you need to determine whether on-campus or off-campus living will best suit your needs. If you would like to consider on-campus housing, please visit living.cornell.edu.

If you want to live off-campus, please use the information, checklists and other resources on this site to help you search for and secure a comfortable living situation.

In this section you will find information to help you

  • prepare for your off-campus housing search—neighborhood descriptions and maps, housing selection checklists, housemate compatibility, determining your budget;
  • carry out your search;
  • sign your lease (and understand what you're agreeing to);
  • move in (and out)