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CCSS' central hub is located in Clark Hall, supporting additional programs and services across campus. 

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The main CCSS space is in Clark Hall. CCSS Faculty Fellows and Secure Data Rooms are located in Rhodes Hall. The CCSS-supported Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) is located on Pine Tree Road. Additional details in the tabs below.

Main Space

The CCSS Clark Hall location serves as a hub for the social sciences on campus, including space for CCSS staff, offices for consulting sessions, collaborative meeting space, and a seminar room for workshops and events. Our staff directory can be found on our About Us page.

Need Directions?

Click on the links below for detailed directions to the CCSS Clark Hall location:


Address & Hours of Operation

286 Clark Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Office hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST


Process for Booking Rooms:

1. Determine Which Space Suits Your Needs: 

  291 Clark Hall 279 Clark Hall

Seating Capacity - Tables & Chairs

22 6
Seating Capacity - Chairs Only 49 --
Monitor  Yes Yes
Screen & Projector Yes No
White Board Yes Yes

2. Submit Booking Request here

Cornell faculty and staff can make a reservation for social science-related events in the Clark Hall space.


Photos of CCSS Spaces in Clark Hall

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291 Clark Hall with meeting-style configuration

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291 Clark Hall with lecture-style configuration 


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Collaborative space in Clark Hall

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Kitchenette in Clark Hall


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279 small meeting room in Clark Hall

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Lobby in 286 director's suite


Each room has a "cheat sheet" that explains the type of equipment each room has, in addition to step-by-step instructions on how to use the equipment and contact information if assistance or troubleshooting is needed. 

279 Small Meeting Room Equipment

  • USB-C, HDMI, and USB Connections for Your Device
  • Assistive Listening System Transmitter 
  • USB Webcam
  • USB Speakerphone
  • Wireless Network
  • TV with Speakers and Remote Control

291 Large Meeting Room Equipment

  • Room PC
  • USB-C, HDMI, and USB Connections for Your Device
  • (3) Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras
  • Ceiling Microphones for Video Conferencing
  • Touchscreen Control Panel
  • Wireless Network
  • Assistive Listening System Transmitter 
  • Projector with Screen
  • Ceiling Speakers
  • Lapel and Handheld Microphones

Faculty Fellows

The CCSS Faculty Fellows program provides the time and space for ambitious research projects.

The primary purpose of the CCSS Faculty Fellows Program is to nurture the careers of Cornell University’s most promising faculty members in the social sciences. The goal is to provide time and space for high-impact social scientific scholarship. The program is also designed to create an environment of intellectual exchange and an appreciation for interdisciplinary scholarship.


Image of blue lounge chairs in the faculty fellows conference room in Rhodes Hall

The fellows meet in Rhodes Hall throughout the academic year to exchange feedback on current research and participate in professional development. The fellows spend a semester in residence with the CCSS in Rhodes Hall. During this semester, the fellows are released from teaching and administrative duties to focus on their chosen research project.


Rhodes Hall, Suites 530-541
Ithaca, NY 14853

CCSS Faculty Fellows in-residence are housed on the 5th floor of Frank H.T. Rhodes Hall


Secure Data Rooms

These secure rooms are located in Rhodes Hall and require special authorization for access. One room has a secure gateway to German Institute for Employment Research (IAB) data. The other room has an air-gapped/non-networked computer to meet highly restricted data security requirements. Please email our team here if your regulated data research project has specific information security requirements for data access. The CCSS Data Custodians will assist you in implementing your research project in our secure rooms or inform you about other regulated research environment options meeting the data security requirements.   


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Air-Gapped Room
736 Rhodes Hall

IAB Research Data Room
738 Rhodes Hall

Please email our team here to schedule the use of either room located on the 7th floor of Frank H.T. Rhodes Hall


CCSS supports the Cornell Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC), a secure facility managed by the U.S. Census Bureau, providing secure access to confidential files from various federal statistical agencies for statistical purposes only.

The Cornell Center for the Social Sciences coordinates the relationship with the U.S. Census Bureau for Cornell and houses the secure facility that the Census Bureau manages at 391 Pine Tree Rd.

This facility allows researchers to work locally with restricted-access federal data, removing the need to travel to New York City, the Washington, D.C. area, or elsewhere. 


Image of Pine Tree Road office building at Cornell where FSRDC is housed


391 Pine Tree Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Reservations for workstations are required. Researchers on approved projects who have scheduled an orientation can make reservations here.

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