Plans are again in place for a phased move-in for the spring semester. Please note that the course of the pandemic, as well as winter weather, can always impact these plans. Upon arrival, all on-campus students will go directly to their testing sites. Please continue to monitor your email for messages from Cornell Housing and follow all guidelines for arrival and testing.

In general, regardless of where you'll be arriving from, all students are encouraged to continue following all public health guidance (e.g., mask wearing, physical distancing, avoid travel and large gatherings), as well as self-quarantine for one week prior to your arrival.

Spring Arrival Planning

Spring move-in will operate in a similar fashion to last fall, and all students are required to complete all necessary testing before they are cleared to access campus facilities. Students have received details about move-in dates and requirements based on where they will be arriving from, as well as whether they plan to live on or off campus this spring. Please continue to monitor your Cornell email for updates as the move-in process continues.

  • Off-campus students have been asked through the Spring Checklist for additional information about their arrival, including previous destinations. We strongly encourage these students to plan a staggered arrival with their housemates taking into consideration various quarantine needs.
  • On-campus students also need to complete the Spring Checklist. In addition, they have received details about arriving on-campus and the move-in process through the housing portal. Cornell Housing has asked students for additional details about their return plans, and they have selected a move-in day and time based on the location from which they are arriving in accordance with New York State travel restrictions.

On-Campus Housing