Degree candidates may reserve residence hall accommodations for their Commencement guests. The reservation process for Commencement begins in February. All arrangements and reservations are handled by Residential and Events Services. Reservation instructions and detailed information about rates, dates, locations, amenities, FAQ, and more are posted on RES website. Please direct all questions to 607-255-5368 or email.
The Statler Hotel
The hotel does not have vacancies for Commencement Weekend due to many dignitaries staying on campus, so please do not call for overnight accommodations. Dining at The Statler is available, however.
Ithaca-Tompkins County Visitor Bureau
Fingerlakes Area Places to Stay
Broome County (Binghamton)
Cayuga County (Auburn)
Chemung County (Elmira)
Cortland County (Cortland)
Onondaga County (Syracuse)
Schuyler County (Watkins Glen)
Seneca County (Waterloo)
Steuben County (Corning)
Tioga County (Owego)
Yates County (Penn Yan)
Several nonprofit organizations in and around Ithaca have made arrangements with their members to open their private homes to guests of graduating Cornell students. Breakfast is included with the room. All proceeds go to the organization. Please contact directly as noted below.
Cayuga Chamber Orchestra
Benefits Cayuga Chamber Orchestra operations. Complete houses available as well as 1-2 bedroom options. Two-night minimum. Limited availability. Contact directly for rates and availability:
Contact coordinator at BedandBreakfast@CCOithaca.org, or call the office at 607-273-8981.
Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, 110 N. Tioga Street, Ste. 302, Ithaca, NY 14850
EcoVillage at Ithaca
Benefits EcoVillage’s educational work on environmental sustainability. Limited availability. Contact directly for rates and availability:
Aileen Fitzke, 607-277-4742
202 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca, NY 14850
Affiliated Choruses of Ithaca
Benefits the Affiliated Choruses of Ithaca operations, including Ithaca Community Chorus and Chamber Singers, VOICES, Ithaca Gay Men’s Chorus, and SummerSing.) Singles available. Two-night minimum. Limited availability. Contact directly for rates and availability:
Diana Nathanielsz, 607-257-6765, firstname.lastname@example.org
203 East Upland Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
Benefit NYS Baroque, Ithaca’s period instrumental orchestra. Two-night minimum. Limited availability. Contact directly for rates and availability:
email@example.com (email preferred)
Deborah Fox, 607-301-0604
NYS Baroque, 333 The Parkway, Ithaca, NY 14850