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Housing and Environment

URP students reside in new "cabins" on the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory campus. Each cabin provides single-gender housing for eight individuals with two students per room, and two full bathrooms. All linens and towels are provided, along with full housekeeping services. Lamps, desks, dressers, and small refrigerators will be available in each cabin. One phone with voicemail option is available in each room in the cabin.  The cabins are also equipped with Wi-Fi internet access. All cabins are fully air-conditioned.


Meals are served three times a day, seven days a week in the Blackford Dining Hall. Vegetarian and Vegan options are available at all times and our kitchen will make every effort to accommodate any special needs. There is a recreation room downstairs in Blackford Dining Hall with a pool table, other table games, a television and soda/candy machines. The Bar is located to the rear of Blackford. Please be aware that the legal drinking age in New York State is 21. We will not serve liquor to anyone underage.

Gym equipment and weights are available in the exercise room located in the lower level of the Dolan Hall. Also, washer and dryer facilities are available in Dolan.

The Laboratory owns several Atlantic sailboats, canoes, and kayaks, available for URP student use. URP students are also invited to join the CSHL sailing club that meets weekly. All participants are free to use our tennis and volleyball courts, running and hiking trails, swimming pool and private beach.

CSHL holds volleyball tournaments during the summer where different laboratory buildings square off against each other. URP students are invited to join these teams, compete against the graduate students throughout the summer and the faculty at annual URP vs. PI (Principal Investigator/Lab Head) tournament, held at the end of the summer.

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