Information for Visitors

Visits to campus by individuals not part of the residential Cornell community are strongly discouraged and will be significantly restricted, at least through the fall semester. Further details regarding a campus visitor policy will be forthcoming.

Campus Tours

All campus tours and other in-person campus events are canceled until further notice. We will notify the community when campus resumes normal operations, including private and group tours. Experience Cornell through our video tours.


All in-person summer programs or activities (e.g. summer classes, conferences and events) have been moved online or cancelled. Following public health guidance, all previously scheduled Cornell Summer Session online courses, along with the Prefreshman Summer Program (PSP), Veterans’ Summer Bridge Program and Cornell in Washington courses, will be delivered online.

All other on-campus Summer Session courses, including Cornell’s Adult University education vacations held during the summer term, will be cancelled or converted to online offerings.

During the fall semester, the university will be suspending in-person concerts and lectures that involve outside guests. And we will promote innovative approaches to socializing while distancing.

Athletic Events

All varsity athletics events, as well as recreational/intramural sports, have been cancelled. On March 11, the Ivy League Presidents announced their unanimous decision to cancel all spring athletics practice and competition through the remainder of the academic year, and the following day, the NCAA cancelled all winter and spring championship events.

The status of the fall 2020 athletic season has not been determined.

Johnson Museum

Though the Museum is temporarily closed to visitors, you can learn more about museum exhibitions and find online resources at

Botanic Gardens

The grounds of the Cornell Botanic Gardens are also open every day, dawn to dusk, but please remember to stay six feet away from others, don’t gather in groups of any size, and refrain from interacting with staff.

Robert Trent Jones Golf Course

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Course is currently open for members and their guests only. League play has also begun. More information can be found online at Until further notice, all purchases for the golf course will be processed through

Campus Fitness Centers

As mandated by New York state, all fitness facilities closed, effective March 16. We will update the campus community when this restriction is lifted.

In the interim, Cornell Recreational Services Fitness Centers are offering live, reoccurring virtual group classes that are open to everyone, and the Cornell Faculty/Staff Wellness Program is offering a variety of virtual services.

Veterinary Services

You can find the current operating status of hospitals, centers and programs on their website.

Routines have been modified to adhere to COVID-19 safety precautions. We will walk you through each step to keep everyone safe. Clients are not allowed to enter the hospitals.