Sheldon Court

Built in 1902, Sheldon Court was built by Charles Lacy Sheldon Jr (AB 1901, AM 1902), an Ithaca businessman and entrepreneur originally from Auburn, NY. Located on College Ave just across the stone bridge built by William Henry Sage from the Cornell campus and on the route of the Ithaca Street Railway, Sheldon Court was a private dormitory for men. Sheldon was owner-proprietor of the Triangle Bookshop which occupied part of the first floor. Other shops shared the first floor. The upper floors contained studies and sleeping rooms. The building has a flaring U-shape plan. The facade is a deep red brick with wide rectangular windows. Horizontal string-courses, raised brick moldings and the wooden bracketed cornice are distinctive. The building was extensively renovated as a Cornell University residence hall in 1982. The chimneys were removed, a fifth floor was added, and a fire stair installed in the rear.
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164 Residents
Transfer & Upperlevel Students


Open to transfer and upperlevel students

164 residents

Located in Collegetown

Single and double rooms arranged along a corridor; floors are mixed gender

A TV/social lounge with a pool table, plus study lounges, kitchens, laundry facilities, and a piano room

Bedrooms contain, for each occupant: an extra-long twin bed, a closet and a bureau (or wardrobe/bureau combination), a desk and desk chair, a desk lamp, a wastebasket, and floor carpeting

Wireless Internet access

Sheldon Court rooms do not have air conditioning.


Sheldon Court has live-in staff on South Campus consisting of 4 RA's , and the Area Coordinator.  For more information on the Cascadilla Staff please visit: 
South Campus Leadership Team


For more information please visit:
Housing & Residential Life Page