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Information on events offered by the College of Engineering, and details on how to register for an information session, can be found below

Cornell University's campus offers stunning views across rolling hills, deep gorges, and Cayuga Lake. Three state parks and countless waterfalls can be found within a few miles of the campus, with New York City only about 225 miles away. The campus is truly magnificent and worthy of a visit!

If you have the opportunity to visit campus, we hope you will take advantage of the many resources the College of Engineering has to offer. To help make the most of your stay, prospective first year and transfer students are encouraged to attend an Engineering Information Session led by one of our admissions counselors, as well as a student-led tour of the Engineering Quad when available.  For visitors unable to attend scheduled sessions/tours, or preferring to explore the Engineering College on their own, a self-guided tour map is available for pick up in the Engineering Admissions Office, Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm in 102 Hollister Hall (Hollister Hall's GPS location is 527 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853).

The College of Engineering does not offer or require personal interviews for freshman or transfer students.

Campus Parking Information

If you would like to attend one or more of the activities listed below, or take a general campus tour, please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. Once you arrive on campus, stop by one of the Visitor and Parking Information Booths located at the main entrances to campus. Booths are staffed from 7:30am to 5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Identify yourself as an admissions visitor and you will be given, at no charge, a parking permit, campus map, and instructions on where to park. For your assistance, a campus phone is located at each Visitor and Parking Information Booth for use when no attendant is present.

A passenger drop off area can be found in front of Carpenter Hall which is near the Admissions Office in Hollister Hall (Hollister Hall's GPS location is 527 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853). Limited handicapped parking is available at this location.

For a map of the Cornell Campus, please click here

For directions to Cornell University, please click here.


Engineering Information Sessions

The Engineering Information Session describes academic programs, research, cooperative education, a variety of additional engineering-specific topics, and the Cornell Engineering admissions process.  When two information sessions are scheduled on the same day, the content of the sessions are the same, so registrants need only register for the session that best fits their schedule. For November Info Sessions, please refer to the below schedule for specific event check-in locations, and plan to arrive ten minutes prior to the info session start time.

Information Session Registration

Registering ahead of time for the Engineering Information Session is greatly appreciated so that we can plan for your visit. After viewing the Engineering Information Session schedule below, please click here to register for a Cornell Engineering Information Session. You can also click on the date specific event directly on the below schedule. If you experience any difficulties with the registration process, please contact the Engineering Admissions Office: 607.255.5008. 

Registration Changes or Cancellations

If you need to make a change to an existing registration, or to cancel your registration altogether, please click here.

Engineering Quad Tours

On these tours, Engineering undergraduate student volunteers show visitors select points on the Engineering Quad and discuss their lives as Cornell Engineers. For November tours, please refer to the below schedule for specific starting locations and plan to arrive five minutes prior to the tour departure time.  Tours are subject to student availability. 

Visitors do not need to register for Quad Tours.
A self-guided Quad Tour Map is available in the Admissions Office. For a PDF of this map, please click here.

Visit an Engineering Class

When school is in session (excluding summer), visitors may choose to attend a class. Registration for classes is not required, but visitors should arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of class to introduce themselves to the professor and make sure there is not an exam scheduled for that day. Visitors are asked to stay for the entire class and to power off any electronic devices. Children under 15 should not attend class(es). 

For a list of classes available to visitors, please click here.


Engineering Information Sessions & Engineering Quad Tours 


Due to admitted student events held during the month of April, heavy visitor volume is expected for the two Saturday information sessions listed below. To avoid the crowds, and experience easier access to parking, dining facilities, etc., we encourage Junior visitors to consider attending an information session during June, July, or August. 

Saturday, April 12 (Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall)
Info Session: 10:15am  Registration is closed. This session is now full
Engineering Quad Tour: 11:30am (CANCELED - due to large visitor volume)

Saturday, April 19 (Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall)
Info Session: 10:15am Registration is close. This session is now full
Engineering Quad Tour: 11:30am (CANCELED - due to large visitor volume)

The following Cornell Days 2014 Events are for admitted students only 

Please register for Cornell Days 2014 events HERE after April 1, 2014 

Friday, April 11
Info Session & Panel (Faculty/Students/Student Services): 10:10-11:10am
Engineering Quad Tour: 11:15-12:15pm
Engineering Advising & Career Services Drop In Q&A: 12:30-1:15pm

Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18
Info Session & Panel (Faculty/Students/Student Services) 10:10-11:10am
Engineering Quad Tour 11:15-12:15pm
Engineering Advising & Career Services Drop In Q&A: 12:30-1:15pm

Monday, April 21
Info Session & Panel (Faculty/Students/Student Services) 10:10-11:10am
Engineering Quad Tour 11:15-12:15pm 
Engineering Advising & Career Services Q&A Drop In Q&A: 12:30-1:15pm


No Information Sessions or Quad Tours Offered


Mondays & Fridays: 
Info Session: 12:30pm
Engineering Quad Tour: 1:30


Mondays & Fridays:
Info Sessions: 9:00am & 12:30pm
Engineering Quad Tour: 1:30


Friday, August 1
Info Sessions: 9:00am & 12:30pm
Engineering Quad Tour: 1:30pm

Mondays & Fridays, August 4-18
Info Sessions: 9:00am & 12:30pm
No Engineering Quad Tour Offered

Monday & Friday, August 25 & 29
Info Session: 3:30pm
Engineering Quad Tour: 4:30pm

Other things to do during your visit