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On-Campus Housing for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology K-12 Educator’s Retreat

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Townhouse ApartmentsOn-campus housing for Cornell Lab of Ornithology K-12 Educator’s Retreat attendees is available July 6 –July 10, 2020 in the Townhouse Apartments located on Cornell University's North Campus. Used during the school term by Cornell undergraduate students, these air conditioned apartments are located 4 miles from the Lab of Ornithology. A shuttle will be available from the Townhouses to the Cornell Lab, with details to follow via email as time gets closer.

A basic, lower-cost alternative to full-service hotels, these student apartments have basic furnishings,a kitchen, living room, and are air-conditioned. Each unit contains two bedrooms with 2 extra long twin beds in each bedroom and a shared bathroom. Bed and bath linens are provided. Laundry facilities are located in community center nearby. Each unit has a kitchen, however, no cooking utensils, silverware or flatware are provided, with the exception of a coffee pot, cups and coffee packets. Please inquire at the RPCC Service Desk to arrange delivery of kitchen wares, if desired.

  • Single occupancy bedroom, US $92 per person per night plus 8% tax
  • Double occupancy shared bedroom, US $62 per person per night plus 8% tax.
A one-time administration (called registration below) fee of US $38.00 will be charged to each person. Check in begins at 2pm July 6, 2020 at first floor service desk of the Robert Purcell Community Center. Checkout by 10am on the day of your departure at the RPCC Service desk, or drop your keys in the drop box located on the left wall of the main entrance (between the doors). Please know that there is a charge of $105.00 for keys that are lost or not returned. Staff will be on-call for late arrivals (after 11pm, call 1 607-255-2288). Beds are made upon arrival with 2 sheets, a pillow with a pillow case, and a bedspread. Two bath towels and a face cloth are also provided for each guest. All bathrooms, bedrooms and common areas are cleaned daily, with linens changed every 4th day.

Wireless internet service is available via the Cornell Visitor network. You will need to register your device daily.


Parking on the Cornell University campus is restricted to permit or payment at all times, and is limited on North Campus. Cornell recommends the use of local taxi and ride hailing services to reduce the number of vehicles on campus. If you will be bringing a vehicle to campus, please read the information below carefully to determine the best way for you to purchase parking:
  • Advance-Purchase Parking (recommended): Select your conference, pay via credit card, and receive a link to a printable parking permit valid for the entire duration of the conference. Print the parking permit and bring it with you to campus. When you arrive at your specified parking lot, display your printed permit on your dash. Visit https://cornell.clickandpark.com/ to purchase parking. You must have access to a printer to use this option.
  • Purchase on Arrival: If you do not pay for parking in advance, you will need to purchase a permit once you arrive on campus via Parkmobile Pay-by-Cell Parking. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Create a Parkmobile account through the website: www.parkmobile.com, download the mobile app via the App store, or call their toll-free number: 877-727-5730.

Accessible Parking: Display your printed dashboard or short-term permit in conjunction with your municipal permit when parking in handicap-accessible spaces on campus. Carefully observe signs when parking; some accessible spaces are reserved for specific license plates. If you need assistance, please call 607-255-4600.

For more information about short-term parking options, visit https://fcs.cornell.edu/content/short-term-parking-options.


Please e-mail Conference Services or call 607 255-6290.

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