Welcome to Your Residence

From older buildings to the newer Meier Hall, you’ll find each has its own characteristics.

First-year students are generally placed in Anderson or Columbia Halls and upperclassmen can choose a hall, one of the Cottages, a suite-style or even a single room. Wherever you stay, it will soon become your home on campus.

Amenities Galore

More than a place to sleep, your residence hall is a place to relax, study and connect with friends. In each residence, there is a free washer and dryer, along with a TV lounge. Depending on which hall you live in, you can play piano, challenge your neighbor to a ping-pong match, chill in front of the fireplace, or shoot a game of pool. Each hall has unique amenities, warmth, and charm, such as:

  • Pantries where students can make a cup of coffee or cook a meal
  • Vending machines
  • A view of the “Puddle,” the pond on campus
  • A playable piano
  • Various lounges
  • Music practice rooms
  • Pool table/ping-pong table
  • Hardwood floors
  • Fireplaces

A Welcoming and Helpful Staff

It’s easier to adjust to college life when you have someone in your corner. That’s why Elmira makes sure that every residence hall is supervised by a professional staff member. The Community Coordinator (CC) lives in the building and is responsible for making sure the hall runs smoothly. Each floor has a specially trained student staff member called the Resident Assistant (RA). These are the people who you can go to for advice, for help with an issue, or just to have a talk.

Find Your Home

Think of your residence hall as your home base while you’re here. First-year students are assigned to a hall with their classmates so they can build their Elmira community while encouraging and supporting each other. Upperclassmen use the Housing Selection process to select their residence hall.

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