Choosing a college or university is a big decision that cannot be left entirely to facts and figures. Prospective students are encouraged to visit and explore Cornell University’s beautiful campus in order to ensure that the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is truly the perfect fit.
Visitor Programs for Students & Families
Guided walking tours of campus take place throughout the year. A student will lead you through campus where you will see everything from the Clock Tower to Mann Library. The tour provides a good sense of the campus, and student tour guides will give you the inside information on Cornell life. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.
Click here to schedule your campus tour
CALS Information Session
CALS Information Sessions are offered throughout the summer and fall months on Mondays and Fridays. Lasting approximately one hour, Information Sessions focus on freshman and transfer admission and include: a general overview of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, an explanation of the admissions process, a glimpse into how the admission committee evaluates applications, and plenty of time to answer questions about both academic and student life. During the academic year, student ambassadors may also join the CALS Admissions Information Sessions to offer insights from a student's perspective.
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Sit in on a Class
Ever wonder what it is like to be in a college class? When school is in session (excluding summer), visitors may choose from several of CALS’ exciting and engaging courses to get a preview of what it is like to be a CALS student!
- Watch birds at the Lab of Ornithology and hike Sapsucker Woods
- Take a stroll through the Cornell Botanic Gardens
- Explore Mann Library and enjoy a cup of Ithaca’s famous Gimme! Coffee
Before You Arrive
- Travel Information We look forward to welcoming you to CALS!
- Overnight Accomodations in Ithaca, including the Statler Hotel on Cornell's campus
- Ithaca is situated at the southern tip of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of central New York. For many visitors, Ithaca's natural beauty inspires love at first sight
Parking on Campus
Monday through Friday – Payment Required
Designated parking will be in the Hoy Road Parking Garage. (GPS address can be entered as: 167 Hoy Road, Ithaca, NY 14853.) Options for paying for parking are below:
- Pay for parking in advance:
- Use your unique parking access code in your itinerary confirmation to make a parking reservation. You'll receive a printable permit as well as customized driving directions.
- Pay for parking after you arrive at Cornell:
If you do not pay for parking in advance, you will have two options once you arrive on campus:
- Parkmobile: Download the Parkmobile app, create an online account, and use a credit card to start your session once you're on campus. You may also pay-by-cell.
- Traffic booths: Stop at a traffic booth to purchase a visitor parking permit and obtain directions to park. Please be sure to observe parking signs as all parking lots are restricted and monitored.
For additional information Monday through Friday, visitors may stop at a Cornell parking booth or contact the Cornell University Office of Visitor Relations at 607.254.4636 (INFO).
TCAT public transit buses are available to shuttle you and your family around campus for $1.50 per ride. Cash only.
Weekend visitors may park in the Hoy Road Parking Garage. Parking permits for this facility are not required on weekends, but be aware of signage and restricted spaces.
Can’t make it to campus? Here are some visit alternatives!
- Regional Cornell University Information Sessions are typically held throughout the Fall; for the full schedule of regional locations and dates, visit Undergraduate Admissions - Cornell in Your Hometown
- Connect with a current CALS student
- View the latest interviews and events on CornellCast
- Connect with CALS on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and CALS News
- Connect with Cornell Undergraduate Admissions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our admissions blog!
Questions? Contact Us
CALS Undergraduate Admissions
177 Roberts Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Cornell Undergraduate Admissions
410 Thurston Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850