Cornell’s Ithaca campus is one of the most spectacular university campuses anywhere in the world. Ithaca is an area of great natural beauty, a place that contributes to a healthy and pleasurable quality of life. Come visit and see for yourself! We hope that the following information will help you plan your trip.

Getting to Ithaca and Getting Around Ithaca

All of the information that you need to plan your trip to Cornell’s Ithaca campus can be found at Visit Cornell.

Maps and directions can be found online, as well as parking information.


The Statler Hotel is a full-service, four-star hotel located at the heart of Cornell’s campus. Students of Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration work alongside seasoned hospitality professionals to bring guests a first-class hotel experience.

Ithaca also offers a wide variety of accommodations, from historic bed and breakfasts to chain motels and hotels. During popular events (e.g. Orientation, First-Year Parent’s Weekend, Commencement), the demand for rooms can exceed availability, so make reservations early. For a complete list of area hotels and B&Bs, go to

Things To Do On-Campus

The Cornell Botanic Gardens offer over 150 acres of natural beauty, including an arboretum and a botanical garden, great for walking and hiking.

Explore the Cornell Store.

Join a campus tour and learn more about Cornell’s campus.

Visit the Johnson Art Museum, or attend a performance at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

For full list of events on campus, visit the Cornell Events Calendar.

Things To Do Off-Campus

Downtown Ithaca is full of things to do, and Ithaca is host to a wide variety of attractions.

Ithaca is also home to many restaurants – more per capita than New York City!