Information for Visitors

Cornell’s Ithaca campus is open again to those wishing to visit. Certain public health restrictions remain in place, and additional guidance related to protocols for campus visitors may be modified as appropriate throughout the summer.

As of July 30, 2021, all faculty, staff, students and visitors are required to wear masks when inside campus buildings or facilities.

Invited Guests and Other Campus Visitors

At this time, all invited guests and other campus visitors are required to wear a mask when indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Guests and visitors should also maintain physical distance indoors and outdoors when possible and wear masks whenever physical distancing is not possible.

Visiting Researchers

Visitors participating in research activities will follow the same public health requirements as faculty and staff. Please visit the Research Services website for additional guidance on visiting researchers.

Campus Tours

A decision has not yet been made as to when we will resume in-person campus tours and information sessions. Visitor Relations and the Undergraduate Admissions Office will continue to offer both recorded and virtual livestreamed campus tours and information sessions.

Johnson Museum

The museum is open to visitors. Learn more about museum exhibitions and find online resources at

Botanic Gardens

The outdoor gardens and grounds of the Cornell Botanic Gardens are open to the public every day, dawn to dusk. Learn about important visitor requirements at

The Cornell Store

The Cornell Store on central campus and its branch location on the Ithaca Commons are open to all. The Cornell Store is following all New York state and university guidelines, including implementing protocols for physical distancing, strict sanitization measures and limiting the number of customers in the store at any given time.

Veterinary Services

Current operating status of hospitals, centers and programs, as well as COVID-19 safety precautions, can be found on the  College of Veterinary Medicine’s website..