The High Rises: Jameson Hall and High Rise 5

Become part of our vibrant community.



The High Rise Community:

The High Rises are two residential buildings that join together to create one community. George Jameson Hall and High Rise 5 are first-year halls on the North Campus of Cornell University. Opening their doors in 1974, the High Rises are a close-knit community with proud traditions.

Building Details:

Single, double, and triple rooms arranged in suites with a shared bathroom.

A Sky Lounge in both buildings, each with some of the best views on campus.

For each occupant, bedrooms contain: an extra-long twin bed, a desk, desk chair, desk light, wastebasket, and a closet and bureau (or a wardrobe/bureau combination).

High Rise rooms do not have air conditioning

Community Features

Wireless Internet access

Bike Storage

First Year Residential Community of 500 Residents

Located on North Campus

Community Library

Laundry Facilities









A look inside the High Rises

Events & Activities

Attend programs created by High Rise resident advisors and faculty fellows. Past programs include: a trip to the MET in NYC, Midnight Breakfast, Ice Cream Exploration, and apple picking.


Live in a close-knit community with other first-year students at Cornell. The multitude of lounges give room for residents to study together and have fun. The suite arrangement helps make the large Cornell campus feel a little bit smaller.


Resident advisors and supporting staff facilitate inclusion for all regardless of social identity. This priority of inclusion is directly connected to the vision Cornell was originally founded on of "any person... any study".

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The High Rises: Jameson Hall and High Rise 5

George Jameson Hall
Ithaca NY 14853