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Cornell’s Ithaca campus is open to visitors; however, certain public health restrictions remain in place. At this time, all visitors are required to wear a mask while on campus regardless of vaccination status and should maintain physical distance indoors and outdoors when possible.

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. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Martin Y. Tang Welcome Center will be closed Oct. 15 through Nov. 14. Visitor Relations staff are available to assist and answer general questions prior to and during your visit via (607) 254-4636 (INFO) or

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.

In-person tours will be available for a limited time in October and early November. Spring in-person tours will be determined at a later date.

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.

Information Session Covid-19 Health Measures

To attend an on-campus information session, you must provide one of the following:

  • proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine;
  • results of a negative FDA- or DOH-authorized PCR, rapid PCR, or nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) COVID-19 test collected within 72 hours of event;
  • an FDA-authorized antigen test performed on a specimen collected within six hours of time of event.

You will be required to show this documentation, along with a photo ID matching the name of the attendee, to a Cornell staff member prior to entering the event space. A photo, photocopy, or screenshot, or an electronic device is acceptable. This documentation will provide access to the event but will not be collected for record-keeping. If any registered attendee is unable to provide the documentation above, they will be prohibited from attending the on-campus information session.

In addition to the above requirements, we kindly ask that all attendees:

  • Regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask for the duration of the event. Individuals not wearing a mask during the event will be asked to leave the venue.
  • Refrain from travel if they are ill, believe they have been exposed to Covid-19, or have been advised to isolate or quarantine.

For more information on the Cornell University Undergraduate Admissions Covid-19 Health Measures, please visit our webpage:

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

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