Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    Dec 04, 2020  
Courses of Study 2020-2021

Defining Student Location

Cornell University Policy on Defining Student Location

Cornell University determines a student’s location at the time of initial enrollment in an educational program based on information provided by the student and upon receipt of information from the student that their location has changed, pursuant to 24 CR § 600.9(c), revised effective July 1, 2020. This determination is made regardless of whether or not the student is participating in a brick-and-mortar program or via distance learning.

Cornell University uses three primary address types in our Student Information System for the purpose of identifying student location:

  • CUAS: Student Local Residence Hall Assignment (Cornell Assigned)
  • RESI: Student Self-Reported Local Address
  • HOME: Student Self-Reported Address at time of Matriculation

At the time of initial enrollment in an educational program, Cornell University defines the location of a student using the self-reported address provided through the application for admission process (HOME). The HOME addresses is loaded into the Student Information System (SIS) at the time of matriculation. If a student completes a residence hall contract with Campus Life, a student is then assigned a location of CUAS. A student may update their location at any time, at which point the student would be assigned a RESI address type. To define the location, we evaluate the address types using a hierarchy of CUAS, RESI, HOME.

To update a home or local address:

  1. Go to Student Essentials and sign-in using Cornell NetID authentication
  2. Choose the green circle labeled Personal
  3. Choose Update Addresses
  4. Complete the form to update home (HOME) or local (RESI) address
  5. Save changes by choosing the Update Address button