Explore the campus

Cornell's campus is beautiful—and large—so you may wish to familiarize yourself with the bus system and/or bring a bike to get to classes and meals more quickly.


Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) provides bus service to all parts of the Cornell campus.

A variety of (nonrefundable) bus passes are available and can be purchased at The Cornell Store or Transportation Services.

Visit TCAT for more information.


Cornell's system of bike lanes lets you travel quickly between your dorm, dining room, and classes.

If you bring a bike, you're required to register it when you get to campus (NetID required).

Bikes can be parked at any bicycle rack or in an approved bicycle storage area in a residence hall with permission from your head resident. We encourage you to bring a strong lock.

Cars & parking

Because parking on campus is extremely limited, we encourage you to consider transportation alternatives before deciding to bring a car to campus.

To park in an on-campus parking area, you must purchase a valid parking permit from Transportation Services, 116 Maple Avenue (telephone: 607.255.7275).

Metered lots and spaces are open to everyone; fees vary.

SCE students are subject to all regulations governing the use of motor vehicles at Cornell.

For more information, contact Transportation Services.