Welcome to the Carl L. Becker House Website! Becker House is one of five houses in Cornell’s West Campus Housing System. Named for distinguished professor of American and European history, Carl Lotus Becker, the House brings the mission of “learning where you live” alive for about 380 sophomores, juniors and seniors for whom Becker is their Cornell home. At Becker we build community around a weekly House Dinner, and through initiatives that include informal conversations with visiting speakers (Becker Café), opportunities for community service (CUBS), and a number of other programs hosted by faculty, Becker House Council and Active Citizen residents, and by our wonderful live-in Graduate and student staff. Explore the website to learn more about life at Becker and what it takes to become a member of our community!
House Professor-Dean, Becker House
Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning, Cornell University
A Brief History of West Campus
Presented to the Cornell Class of 1966 on April 29, 2021, "COVID and Beyond: Residential Living Learning Communities Under (and After?) the Lockdown" the following video shows a brief history of the West Campus House System. Voiceover by Thomas Cressy.
Becker House Continued Occupancy/Active Citizen process:
APPLICATION DUE DATE - Applications are DUE by 11:59pm on Sunday, November 20, 2022.
STEP 1 - Read the Frequently Asked Questions information. See CO/Active Citizen Application page.
STEP 2 - Read the Information Needed to Complete the Continued Occupancy/Active Citizen Application, Fall 2022. See Information Needed to Complete the CO Process/Active Citizen Application page.
STEP 3 - Complete the Continued Occupancy/Active Citizen Application, Fall 2022 (housing for 2023-24)