Cascadilla gorge with falls


Travel to and from Ithaca

Detailed information is available on traveling to Ithaca by auto, air, bus or train. If you experience any travel delays that will affect your recruiting visit, please contact the Engineering Career Center at 607-255-5006. If you experience travel delays that will affect your corporate visit, please contact the Program Coordinator at 607-255-2770.

For those traveling from NYC we suggest using the Campus-to-Campus luxury bus service which travel twice daily between NYC and Cornell Ithaca Campus. The bus picks up in NYC at the Cornell Club, located near Grand Central and drops off at several locations on campus. The bus provides wireless Internet service, coffee and snacks as well as a conference table if you and your colleagues need to continue working.

Parking on Campus

Visitor parking is limited, we suggest using one of the transportation services listed below or using the shuttle service provided by your hotel. If you need to park on campus you will need to stop at one of the information booths located at campus entrances and purchase a one-day parking permit for the Hoy Parking Garage. This is the closest parking facility to Carpenter Hall. Our building is a short walk from the garage.

If you are planning an evening information session, parking in the Hoy Garage is free after 5pm.

Local Transportation

Several local hotels provide transportation to and from the airport, as well as to and from campus. Transportation is also available:

  • Ithaca Airline Limousine: 607-273-3030
  • Ithaca Dispatch Inc. (taxi service): 607-277-7777 or 607-272-3333


The Courtyard Ithaca by Marriott is located near the Ithaca airport (10 minutes from campus) and offers shuttle service to/from anywhere in Ithaca, free Internet, and printing. For reservations, call 607.330.100 and ask for the Cornell University's Visitor Rate.  

The Statler Hotel is a short walk from Carpenter Hall and offers shuttle service to/from the airport. For reservations call: 800-541-2501 and ask if a discounted rate for Engineering Recruiters is available.  Discounted rates fluctuate depending on the time of year.

Other accommodations are available nearby. Information is maintained by the Ithaca Tompkins Convention and Visitors Bureau.


If you would like us to order in a boxed lunch there are order forms at the front desk (lunches are delivered from Collegetown Bagels). There are also several restaurants within walking distance of Carpenter Hall.

Campus Maps

Downloadable Campus maps are available and can also be picked up at the visitor information booths at the entrances to main campus.

Ithaca Weather

A preview of what to expect when you're here. Winter months can be very cold and snowy, be sure to bring boots to wear when traveling outside.