Each House in the West Campus House System has a one-bedroom guest suite that is reserved for use by the House Professor-Dean.  We are interested in guests who want to engage our community and are involved in something of interest to our residents. We hope to bring in guests who want to engage our community and are involved in something of interested to our residents at the Alice Cook House. This can be done in a variety of ways - a performance, lecture, workshop, shared meal, etc. or through a less formal but engaging discussion around an area of expertise and interest. 

When inquiring about guest suite availability, details of your proposed guest's visit including how s/he would like to interact with the House community are required:

  • Dates of proposed stay
  • How the guest will engage with House residents
  • Bio of guest
  • Photo of guest (if your guest is offered accommodations)

As the host, we encourage you to actively participate in your guest's House program.


The guest-suite is a one bedroom apartment with a kitchen, living room and bathroom. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed and there is a pull out sofa bed in the living room. Coffee, tea, toiletries and linens are provided. We have a public wireless network accessible from any personal device. Please note, our House Office is open from 9:00am-8:00pm Monday through Friday, with limited hours on Saturday and Sunday. The campus host is responsible for picking up the guest guest key if the guest is arriving when the House Office is closed.

Directions and Parking

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is conveniently located 5 miles from the Alice Cook House. Parking is located across the street in HH lot and there are public buses for the Cornell Campus and City of Ithaca.  The campus host is responsible for purchasing guest parking permits from Cornell Transportation.