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Live at one of the BEST addresses in town!

Cornell University Wolpe Center is located at:

2148 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 466-2184

Residential units consist of two types of apartments: two person studios and three person one bedrooms. All apartments are supplied with basic utilities and are well equipped with furniture.

Each apartment contains:

  • Renovated kitchen with refrigerator, stove/oven
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating/air conditioning units
  • Wireless internet
  • Bunkable beds
  • Dressers, desks, chairs, and floor lamps

What to Bring:

Do bring linens (twin XL), towels, a shower curtain, pots, pans, dishes, utensils, microwave.  You must supply your own toilet paper, waste paper baskets, dish racks, etc.  Bring clothes suitable for working in a professional office.

To occupy an apartment, each student resident must sign a contractual agreement with the University to abide by all stipulated rules and regulations. The Center follows the laws of the District of Columbia and the guidelines of Cornell University.

See About CIW for program cost, dates and deadlines.

Looking for more information or someone to speak with? Contact CIW at cwash@cornell.edu.

Need to find a sub-let in Ithaca?

If you will live or are living off-campus, there are two options for housing:
(1) Sublet an apartment from another person.
(2) Sign a lease for an apartment and find a sublet for your time in Washington.

Here is a helpful guide from Campus and Community Engagement on Off-Campus Living.

Online Resources:
Cornell Off-Campus Living
Rent College Pads
Big Red List
There are many different Facebook pages where people post housing inquiries:

If you are looking to live in a specific apartment building, go directly to their website for more information on contacting them.

General Tips:

•    If there is someone that you would like to contact, do it as soon as possible. You do not have to be 100% sure that you want to live there, but people move quickly when it comes to housing and you want to at least start a conversation.
•    Go into the process with a budget and an idea of what you are looking for.