Information for Visitors

Effective June 1, 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.

Invited Guests

Individuals coming to campus as part of faculty or staff recruitment visits or as guest speakers are subject to the same restrictions as faculty and staff – fully vaccinated individuals are not required to be masked when indoors, whereas unvaccinated guests must wear masks indoors and maintain physical distance. Guidelines for conducting recruitment seminars will be forthcoming.

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.

Other Campus Visitors

All other visitors to campus will be allowed to access campus facilities, as appropriate; however, they will be required to wear a mask and physically distance when indoors regardless of their vaccination status during this initial June reopening phase.

Campus Tours

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

Johnson Museum

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

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 cornellbotanicgardens.org.

The Cornell Store

The Cornell Store on central campus and its branch locations on the Ithaca Commons and at The Shops at Ithaca Mall are now 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..