Risley Residential College

For the Creative and Performing Arts

Hello and Welcome to The Castle!

Prudence Risley Residential College for the Creative and Performing Arts is a North Campus Program House for all undergraduates! While all Risleyites have an appreciation for the arts, residents and out-of-house members can be from any field.

Risley is unique because our community is led primarily by student initiatives, with assistance from residential staff. We have a myriad of student volunteers leading three hall councils, seven annual major programs, and many weekly social programs.

Facilities include an 81-seat black box theater, 11 fine arts studios, a library, a dance studio, a coffee lounge, and our own Risley Dining Hall. Check out our "Building Features" page for more information!

Beyond the undergraduate experience, Risley members remain connected to our community as alumni for decades. For community updates, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@Cornell_Risley)!

Check out the Fall 2020 Risley Orientation Booklet