Approved visitors must follow all public health guidance, including wearing masks when in certain settings, including in classrooms and laboratories, at healthcare and testing facilities, and on public transportation. View Cornell's mask policy.
Welcome to Cornell!
Established in 1865, Cornell University is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. Unique within the Ivy League, we make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation and the world.
Visitor Relations is the front door to exploring Cornell’s Ithaca campus, providing information and tours to prospective students and families, alumni and Ithaca area visitors. The Martin Y. Tang Welcome Center is open to visitors Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitor Relations staff are available to assist and answer general questions via (607) 254-4636 (INFO) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitor Relations and the Undergraduate Admissions Office will continue to offer both recorded and virtual livestream campus tours and information sessions for anyone who may want to learn more about Cornell without visiting campus. Please visit admissions.cornell.edu/virtualvisit for the full list of virtual options or register for virtual live events.
In-Person Campus Tours
Registration is required for all campus tours. Capacity will be limited, so please register in advance of your trip to Ithaca. In-person campus tours are geared toward the undergraduate student experience and last roughly 75 minutes. Tours are held rain or shine so please dress appropriately. Visitors must follow all public health guidance, including Cornell's mask policy.
Special & Group Tours
We are currently unable to accommodate special requests for groups and specialized tours. Please check this website for updates.