Information for Visitors

Visitors are not allowed to access Cornell’s Ithaca campus without prior approval, with the exception of those picking up students for break. In that case, we ask that you remain continuously masked while briefly on campus.

Approved visitors must follow all public health guidance, including wearing masks when indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Athletic Events Attendance

Athletic events for the spring semester will continue as scheduled, with proper protocols in place.

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

Visitor Relations and the Undergraduate Admissions Office continue to offer both recorded and virtual livestream campus tours and information sessions.

Johnson Museum

The Johnson Museum of Art is temporarily closed. For more information and updates, visit the Johnson Museum website.

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 on the Botanic Gardens website.

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.

Customers can shop online anytime at the Cornell Store website. Free UPS Ground shipping is available on orders of $50 or more. Store and curbside pickup are available during store hours.

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.