The hub of all things in the House, the House Office is your first stop for assistance. Much more than a place to pick up your mail and send out-going letters, the House Office is where you can find out about what events are happening in the House and how to sign up. The Office Assistants can also help out with lock-outs, loaning games, kitchenware, and DVDs, and troubleshoot any facilities issues that might come up.
Don't be shy about stopping by to ask questions, and if you are especially friendly, organized, and responsible talk to a current Office Assistant about how you can apply to work in the office too.
Regular Office Hours
Monday through Saturday USPS mail is delivered, typically in the afternoon. When you have a package or envelope that does not fit if your mailbox we'll send you an email. Even if your tracking says "Arrived in Ithaca," it may not be in the House yet. Check your email for package notices.
During House Office hours come to the House Office window for assistance with lock outs. After hours call the GRF on-call at 607-327-1729.
Hans Bethe House has a variety of items that are available for loan out. DVDs and Board Games are loaned out up to two items for three days. Sports equipment and cookware are also loaned out for three days. Vacuum cleaners may be checked out for 30 minutes at a time.
All items must be checked out and returned during regular House office hours.
Miscellaneous Loaner Items: Moving Carts; Vacuums; Cookware (cookie sheets, muffin pans, mixing bowls etc.); Sports Equipment (football, volleyball, etc.)
Place an online maintenance request for circuit breakers or sticky shelves that need attention.
Working in the House Office is a great way to connect with the community. If you are looking for a few hours, reach out to the professional staff person in the House Office for an application and a sense of staffing needs.