Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall

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About Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall is part of Cornell's First-Year Experience, and will house first-year students.

Ginsburg Hall is named in honor of Cornell 1954 graduate, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Through creative floor plans, Ginsburg Hall provides living spaces with a modern aesthetic that enhances the residential experience and encourages interaction and collaboration among students. Ginsburg Hall aims to draw students out of their individual rooms and into ample common areas that support group study, social interaction, and programs in spacious lounges and nearby cafés. Ginsburg Hall's Residence Hall Director, Faculty-in-Residence member, and Resident Advisors will host programs and activities for all interests that help students meet new friends and make connections to the university community.

Community Features

Located on North Campus

Single, double, and triple rooms arranged in pods along the corridor with corridor bathrooms. Pods are single gender; floors are mixed gender.

Lounges, study areas, shared kitchen spaces, a music practice room, and laundry facilities

Bedrooms contain, for each occupant: an extra-long twin bed, a wardrobe and three drawer bureau, a desk and desk chair, a desk lamp, a wastebasket, and recycling bin

Wireless Internet access

Affiliated Faculty

Kristen Underhill, Professor of Law, is the Faculty-in-Residence for Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall. She lives in an apartment in the building with her partner, Brian Richardson, Faculty Fellow in Residence and Assistant Professor of Law, and regularly spends time with student residents of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg community.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall also has a number of Faculty and Community Fellows that provide students with opportunities to explore and cultivate their academic, intellectual, and cultural interests. You will find them attending events in your building, eating with students in the dining room, and leading on and off campus trips to lectures, plays, films, concerts, and regional points of interest.









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Brandee Nicholson

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Kelly Kuehn

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Kristen Ciferri

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Tatiyana Ross

Residence Hall Director
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Kristen Underhill

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Abby Priehs

Director of Residential Life
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Kath Fenzel

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Abha Razdan-Huckoo

Assistant Director


Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall

Ithaca New York 14853
United States