Akwe:kon provides students with a number of resources that make living at Cornell more convenient and comfortable.

Our residents have access to a small library, a computer lab with many software programs and printers, and study rooms. Beyond these academic resources, our residents can use Akwe:kon's full kitchen, in-house laundry room, and several lounge spaces to relax.

Akwe:kon Guest Rooms

There are two guest rooms in Akwe:kon for visiting parents, family, program guests, and prospective students. The guest rooms are a unique feature of Cornell's Indigenous community. They rooms have hosted various tribal leaders, academic advisors from overseas, political leaders, and cultural educators.

Akwe:kon Great Room

The great room is the center of Akwe:kon's community and hosts many of the Akwe:kon events throughout the year.

Akwe:kon Library

The Akwe:kon library is a browsing library and study space located on the first floor of the residence. The library has books and media on a variety of Indigenous topics. Some of the books have been donated by the Huntington Free Library Native American Collection at Cornell University.

Study Rooms

Akwe:kon offers two small study rooms, one on each floor. The rooms provide a quiet space where residents can work. They come equipped with a large desk with ample work space and a chalkboard or whiteboard. There is no need to reserve the rooms; they are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Computer Room

The computer room in Akwe:kon is another study area equipped with multiple PCs and monitors. The computers are loaded with MATLAB, Microsoft Office Suite, and other programs. For students who need access to design tools, several of the computers have Adobe Creative Cloud programs loaded.

TV Lounge

Akwe:kon wouldn't be complete without a TV room! The lounge has comfortable furniture that is great for an afternoon nap or watching your favorite movie or show with your friends, or playing video games with your buddies.

Laundry Room

No need to go outside to do your laundry as Akwe:kon has its own laundry room on the second floor. The laundry room is fully equipped with washer, dryer, iron and ironing board, along with a clothesline for delicate items that need to line dry.


Akwe:kon has a cozy community kitchen with a refrigerator, electric stove and oven unit, microwave, and dishwasher. The kitchen has plenty of condiments to support students who don't have meal plans, or wish to prepare meals themselves at Akwe:kon. Students are encouraged to bring their own dishware, but the kitchen is furnished with limited amount of dishes and other cooking gear. Residents are responsible for cleaning up after themselves.

The Akwe:kon guest room contains two beds and dressers for guests.
Akwe:kon great room with tables and chairs for events.
Shelves of books in the Akwe:kon library.
One of the Akwe:kon study rooms with a table, chairs and blackboard.
The Akwe:kon computer room contains multiple computers for students to use.
Akwe:kon TV lounge
Akwe:kon laundry room includes two washers, two dryers and sink.
Akwe:kon kitchen includes a refrigerator, dishwasher, sink and cabinet space.