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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Imagining Rome: Art Studio and Creative Writing Workshops in Italy

May 24-June 22, 2018


Housing is in shared Cornell student apartments, which are near Palazzo Santacroce, the Cornell teaching facility in the center of Rome, as well as near many shops, bakeries, pizzerias, restaurants, cafes, and major piazzas.

Each student shares an apartment with several other students. All apartments are fully furnished and have complete cooking facilities (including pans, flatware, etc.) and laundry facilities. Apartments are equipped with pillows, linens, towels, and a hair dryer, and are professionally cleaned before and during the term. All apartments have wireless Internet access. The large apartments have two bathrooms.

The cost of housing and cleaning is based upon the euro but paid by students in U.S. dollars. An estimate of the housing cost, based on the November 2017 exchange rate, will be distributed at the November 14 information meeting in 156 Goldwin Smith Hall and included on a separate "Estimated Costs" sheet. Housing costs for the Rome summer program include WIFI fees and cleaning costs (during the regular school year, those costs are billed separately.)

Friday, May 25, is the move-in date for the apartments. (Please note that the departure date is the day before, Thursday, May 24, since the trans-Atlantic flight is an overnight flight.) Friday, June 22, is the move-out date. Students must vacate apartments on the morning of June 22, so that the cleaning staff may begin preparing the apartments for the next group of students.

Students who plan to remain in Rome or travel in Italy or Europe after the end of the program must also move out of the apartments on the morning of June 22. There are no provisions for leaving suitcases, paintings, or other goods in either the apartments or the Palazzo following the program.

Housing preference and meal form

On or just after the final payment deadline of April 18, students will receive by e-mail a housing preference and meal form, which must be returned immediately so that students may be assigned to particular apartments and given their Rome telephone numbers and addresses.

The form allows students to express a preference for particular housemates, if they happen to know others enrolled in the program, and for either same-sex or coed housing. The form also allows students to identify habits and lifestyle issues that may be useful for the program to know when assigning apartments.

Because the program will be booking a small number of group meals, the form asks students to identify food preferences and needs, so that menus planned just for our group will contain something for everyone.

Housing fees

Housing fees are paid separately from tuition and program fees and must be mailed or delivered in person by the deadline to 140 Sibley Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. The student apartments in Rome are managed by the College of Art, Architecture and Planning. Their staff handles the conversion of dollars into euros to cover the cost of the housing in Rome.

For information on housing deposits and deadlines, see tuition and payments.