The Cottages were built in 1948 to provide housing for Elmira College faculty members.
Now these four apartment style buildings offer housing to seniors and some juniors in one and two-bedroom, apartments that provide full kitchens. Students living in Cottages have the option of cooking for themselves, but are required to purchase a smaller meal plan or can select the full board option. Competition for housing in Cottages is high and is attained by applying with friends in early spring. Housing assignments in Cottages are awarded on a point system.