The Foundation’s ability to be a property holder allows the College to expand its offerings and services in a way that gives our students the flexibility they need to succeed. Extension centers in Ithaca and Cortland bring college classes right to the doorstep of students who may be working full time and raising families – providing convenience, access, and some relief from the cost of transportation.

Residence halls on campus allow us to offer a complete college experience, while other properties give us the opportunity to explore unique educational experiences, whether it be hands-on entomology in the campus pond or exploring the future of organic agriculture at the TC3 Farm.

The Foundation manages numerous properties in Ithaca, Cortland, and Dryden, with the goal of expanding opportunities for the College's students and the communities served by the College.

From extension centers in Cortland and Ithaca to the more than 800 residential beds on campus, the Foundation is a unique property holder with a unique mission.

Foundation properties


The TC3 Farm, adjacent to campus in Dryden, NY

The TC3 Farm is an organic-practices farm supporting the Sustainable Farming and Food Systems program and playing an essential role in the College's Farm to Bistro initiative.

Chefs cooking in Coltivare

Coltivare, a culinary center in downtown Ithaca, NY

Coltivare is a culinary center complete with teaching kitchen, wine amphitheater, and fully functioning professional restaurant supporting programs in Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, and Wine Marketing; part of the College's Farm to Bistro initiative.

Tioga Place

Tioga Place at 118 North Tioga St. in Ithaca, NY

This building houses the Nancy S. Lieberman Extension Center.

Cortland Extension Center

The Cortland Extension Center at 157 Main St. in Cortland, NY

This building opened in the Fall of 2011 on Main Street’s south extension and provides new opportunities for our Cortland-area students and businesses.

Residence Life Hall

Seven student residential buildings with more than 800 beds directly adjacent to the Tompkins Cortland campus.

Additional Properties

The Foundation also owns several properties throughout the Dryden area as part of a its mission to support the College.

The Cisco Property (adjacent to the College) the 71 picturesque acres that extend the main college campus were a gift from the Howell Foundation.

Marjorie Ross Wildlife Preserve on Ringwood Road in Dryden.

Nine acres on Livermore Road in Dryden.

Twenty-six acres in Dryden.