A True Home Away From Home

At Elmira, there are five traditional halls, the Twin Towers, and the Cottages. It's in the residence halls that you will make friends and find support systems that can last a lifetime. Each floor has a Resident Assistant, a student staff member who helps answer your questions and help you find solutions to problems. They also plan activities and events that bring the hall together, creating a home away from home.

Two roommates laugh while sitting on beds in an Elmira College dorm room

Helping You Find Your Perfect Roommate

Many questions we get center on the living arrangements. We do everything we can to help you transition to college and find success. First-year students receive a survey that helps us pair roommates based on study habits, sleep patterns, and special interests like music and sports.


Explore Our Residence Halls

Our Residence Halls are where students live, hang out, have fun, and support each other. You and your classmates will have the chance to form a real community, and many students choose to live with the same friends and classmates they started with in their first year.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are students required to live on campus all four years?

Yes. Elmira College has plenty of rooms in their residence halls. Our feeling is that when undergraduate students live together, they can support each other while having a good time. The exception to living on campus is any undergraduate student who lives with a legal guardian within 30 miles, is 25 years of age or older, or is married or living with biological children.

What is the housing selection process?

Incoming first-year students start by completing a survey about their habits. Questions include study habits and living routines. Then, you will be matched with a roommate with similar interests. Upperclassmen will use the Housing Selection process for their residence hall options.

Who do I talk to if I have an issue or question as a resident?

We want to take good care of every student. So, each residence hall is supervised by a professional staff member, the Community Coordinator (CC). The CC lives in the building that they are supervising. Each floor has a student staff member who is a Resident Assistant or RA. Elmira College Residence Hall staff members are given extensive training to help meet the diverse needs of students.


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