North Campus Construction

Note: A large residential expansion project is now underway on Cornell’s North Campus. Construction is expected to last until fall 2022 and will impact transportation, parking, and more in this area. For information, read about the North Campus Residential Expansion, contact Student and Campus Life, or email Move-in and pick up information will be emailed to participants in early June.

Explore the campus

Cornell's campus is beautiful—and large. Summer College students live and eat on North Campus, which is a 20-minute walk from central campus where most of the classes are held, 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.

Each student will receive a TCAT bus pass at check-in on Opening Day.

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 residence director. We encourage you to bring a strong lock.

Uber and Lyft are not options

Neither Uber nor Lyft allow individuals under the age of 18 to ride without an accompanying adult. Consequently, Summer College students may not use these services.

Riding in a private car?

Your parent/guardian must fill out the permission form for riding in a private car (PDF) each time you want to ride in a private car. This form keeps our Summer College staff informed of your plans and whereabouts.