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!


Neema Kudva
House Professor-Dean, Becker House
Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning, Cornell University



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Becker Active Citizen/Continued Occupancy Application – apply HERE – Due by 11:59pm Sunday, November 22, 2020