Toni Morrison Hall & Language House


About Us

Toni Morrison Hall is an upper level community.

The hall is named for Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Morrison earned a B.S. in English in 1953 at Howard University and a master's degree in American literature in 1955 at Cornell. An A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell from 1997 to 2003, Morrison returned to the Ithaca campus numerous times over the years.

Through creative floor plans, Toni Morrison Hall provides living spaces with a modern aesthetic that enhances the residential experience and encourages interaction and collaboration among students. Toni Morrison 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.

Community Features

300 residents

Located on North Campus

Single and double rooms arranged in suites with a shared bathroom along corridors.

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

Toni Morrison Hall is air conditioned.

Affiliated Faculty

Toni Morrison 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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Toni Morrison Hall

18 Sisson Pl
Ithaca NY 14850