What do people do when they first get here, and do not yet have a place to live? There are several options:
On-Campus Temporary Housing
International Student Organizations
For details about On-Campus Temporary Housing click on Housing Section in the "Coming to Cornell" Guide.
The Student Activities Office lists all international student organizations and their student officers on the SAO web site. Many times, student group members have ideas about where to find housing quickly and might assist you in obtaining it, or know people that you could stay with for a few days while you look for housing.
Tips on the Housing Search
Check the Off Campus Housing Web Sites' "Housing Basics" page for the "Review and customize an apartment selection checklist" and other useful tools. This checklist will assist you in evaluating what your needs are, and whether the places you are considering will meet your needs.
On-Campus Housing Resources
To get more information about housing, visit Cornell's Housing Office in Robert Purcell, or ISSO's Temporary Housing Resource and Service Center, during the month of August, in the ISSO office in B-50 Caldwell Hall.
Off-Campus Housing Resources
Do you have questions or concerns about off-campus housing? The Off-Campus Housing Office provides housing assistance, education, and referral services. Visit OCHO at 531 Willard Straight Hall, or contact them at 607.255.2310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.