ACE Housing, Meals, Health Insurance

Housing Options

On-Campus Housing:  

Housing is available on Cornell's campus during the summer months. For details, visit Student and Campus Life's Summer Housing page. 

 Student getting food in a Cornell dining hall

Please carefully review the terms and conditions posted on the website before you register for housing.

Off-Campus Housing: 

Ithaca also has a large number of rentals, many of which are available as sublets in the summer.  For more information, visit the Graduate School Housing website.

Meal Options:

Apart from program receptions and planned meals during activities, ACE participants are responsible for purchasing their own meals.   
There are 30 eateries on Cornell’s campus, including all-you-care-to-eat dining halls, a la carte cafes, and a sit-down restaurants.

During July and August, the Summer Bucks Plan is available through Cornell Dining, which provides you with a discount on meals purchased in the All-You-Care-to-Eat dining halls.

Health Insurance through Cornell's Student Health Plan (SHP):

You will automatically be enrolled in the Cornell University Student Health Plan.

You will be able to see the health insurance charge on your Bursar Bill.

More information related to SHP can be found on the Student Health Benefits website.


This program helped me improve my English skills, and gave me knowledge about campus services, Ithaca and finding a job.

— Program Participant