CALS is proud to be the flagship land grant college at Cornell.
CALS is proud to be the flagship land grant college at Cornell.

Visit CALS

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.

Experience a virtual tour of Cornell

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 June through October 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.
Click here to schedule your Information Session

On February  18, 2018, March 30, 2018 and April 2, 2018 Cornell University will offer special undergraduate admissions information sessions appropriate for prospective applicants and their families. These sessions will feature four university colleges: Arts & Sciences, Agriculture & Life Sciences, Business, and Engineering. These admissions information sessions will feature a brief introduction to undergraduate admissions with the Undergraduate Admissions Office and an overview of each of the featured undergraduate colleges. Following the presentation, panel sessions will be available for each of the four colleges. The panel sessions will provide you the opportunity to engage with our colleges and ask any questions that you may have. Each college panel session will highlight academic programs, curriculum, graduation requirements, advising, research, off-campus opportunities, and student post-graduation plans.

Click here to schedule your Information Session

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!
Click here to schedule a class visit (when classes are in session)
View Cornell's Academic calendar

Explore CALS

Before You Arrive

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:

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.

You may also choose to use Parkmobile, also utilized by downtown Ithaca. Download the Parkmobile app, create an online account, and start your session once you're on campus. You may also pay-by-cell.

Can’t make it to campus? Here are some visit alternatives!

Questions? Contact Us

CALS Undergraduate Admissions
177 Roberts Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Tel: 607-255-2036

Cornell Undergraduate Admissions
410 Thurston Avenue
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850
Tel: 607.255.5241
Fax: 607.255.0659