Life at Cornell

We’d like to help you get settled at Cornell and in Ithaca! Use the buttons on the left to find useful information about orientation, fun programs and trips, surviving Ithaca winters, and more. ISSO advisors are ready to help if you have further questions.

ISSO Walk-in Advising Hours

Monday–Friday: 10:00–12:00 and 1:00–4:00

Getting to Cornell

There are daily flights to Ithaca from Philadelphia, Boston, and Charlotte. Or fly to Syracuse and take a shuttle (about 1.5 hours) to Ithaca.

Many students fly into New York metro area airports (Newark, JFK, or LaGuardia) and take a bus to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. From Port Authority, ShortLine/Coach USA runs to Cornell’s campus, and Greyhound stops at the Ithaca Bus Terminal on State Street. The Campus-to-Campus express bus service runs between Cornell's New York City and Ithaca campuses.

Ithaca has convenient taxi services and TCAT buses. This Cornell map will help you get around once you arrive on campus.

Find out more about traveling to Ithaca at Wikitravel and Visit Ithaca.

Made it to campus?

Check out our Quick Guide to Life at Cornell.

Cornell Bhangra dancers performing at President Pollack's inauguration, Aug. 2017