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At Elmira College, we believe in celebrating every student for who they are.

The college experience includes meeting students from around the world, participating in Elmira traditions, completing community service projects and hopping into a pickup kickball game. Whether it’s in a classroom or a conference room, in a scientific field or on a sports field, on a stage, in a lab or part of a club, Elmira is your place to discover, grow, and find your place in the world.

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Living on Campus

One of the best ways to get to know your fellow Soaring Eagles and forge lifelong friendships is by living in one of Elmira’s residence halls. All undergraduate students must live on campus, although there are certain exceptions. Every room comes with furniture, and every building has Wi-Fi, free laundry, pantries for cooking, and a Community Coordinator.

Learn More About Housing

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Dining Services

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Student Activities

Students stand at Quarry Farm as part of the annual Mountain Day tradition

Join in a Tradition

From comfort food to global cuisine, there's a selection of fresh meals to choose from. Food is fuel to college students, so you’ll have lots of options throughout the day and around campus. A variety of meal plans are available.

Dining Options

With more than 50 clubs and organizations to choose from, there is plenty for you to do and lots of ways for you to learn. You can meet others who are as interested in board games, music, community service, or human rights, or prepare for your future career with one of our pre-professional groups. And if you don't see your particular passion represented, you can start your own group.

Explore Clubs

Joining Elmira College is joining a tradition that stretches back more than 150 years. Students learn the college songs and share in the pride that connects them to the generations that came before. At the same time, each new class is a symbol of the future that the college looks toward with present-day traditions such as the President's Welcome, the holiday banquet, the charity dance marathon, and Spirit Day.

History & Traditions


Academic Buildings

Elmira College provides a variety of spaces and tools to serve students and foster learning. 

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Speech and Hearing Clinic

The Elmira College Speech and Hearing Clinic serves the community from the heart of our campus in Tompkins Hall. A range of services are provided by either our audiologist and speech-language pathologists, or students under professional supervision.    

About Our Clinic

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Athletic Facilities

Cheer on Elmira College’s Division III athletics either on the Campus Field, in Speidel Gymnasium, or under the domes at the Murray Athletic Center. Whether you're a fan of soccer, ice hockey, baseball, softball, volleyball, field hockey, or wrestling, there's always exciting competition to check out throughout the academic year. 

Visit Athletics


Venue Rentals

Let Elmira College host your next event or celebration! We have several spaces available to rent, from our spacious dining hall and Stephans Lounge to the warm, pub-like atmosphere of MacKenzie's, the Gibson Theatre, Peterson Chapel, and the more intimate President's Dining Room. You can also book outdoor events and utilize the Cowles Hall portico.  

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