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Your New Home

Fall 2021 Move-In is scheduled for Thursday, August 26, 2021. Students will be assigned a specific move-in time by the Office of Residence Life. Students should check their Elmira College e-mail for more information. Fall Welcome will start on Thursday, August 26, 2021.

Freshman year at Elmira College is an important time to grow and learn more about yourself and your class. First-year students live together to allow the members of the newest class at Elmira College to develop unity and continuity from Freshman Orientation through Commencement four years later.

Our Residence Life staff receives special training to support students making the transition from secondary school to college. They aim to provide guidance and mentoring to ensure all students enjoy being members of our residence hall communities.

First year students are generally placed in Anderson or Columbia Halls. These are both co-ed buildings. It has proven to be a supportive environment for our first year students to live together while they are adjusting to college life and going through many of the same struggles and triumphs.

Packing List

Before you start shopping, there are many items that the Residence Life team recommends you pack. Many big-box stores create their own college supply list, but the Elmira College team pulled together this printable shopping list.

EC Packing List

Check In Maps

The maps below will help you when arriving to campus for check in and moving in to your residence hall at Elmira College.

The maps are in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF) and available in both color and grayscale formats.

Alumni Hall
Map in Color Format (PDF)

Anderson Hall
Map in Color Format (PDF)

Columbia Hall
Map in Color Format (PDF)

Twin Towers, Perry and Tompkins Hall
Map in Color Format (PDF)