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View of the Ithaca campus
visitors enter the welcome center.
The Martin Y. Tang Welcome Center located on North Campus.

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 building will be closed Dec. 14, 2021, until further notice. Visitor Relations staff are available to assist and answer general questions via (607) 254-4636 (INFO) or Campus tours for spring 2022 are to be determined.

A glimpse into the campus experience

Campus Tours

Visitor Relations offers livestream and limited in-person campus tours, led by undergraduate students, that are open to all prospective students and families, faculty, staff, alumni and Ithaca area explorers. Registration is required for in-person campus tours and information sessions. Walk-ins will not be accommodated due to COVID-19 restrictions. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Spring in-person tours will be determined at a later date.

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We are currently unable to accommodate in-person group tours of any size. Groups that wish to participate in a private livestream tour should contact us at for scheduling.

Virtual Visits

Cornell continues to welcome visitors virtually with a robust schedule of options. Please visit for the full list of virtual options or register for virtual live events here.


For any inquiries, please contact us at 607-254-INFO (4636) or