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 or contact Student and Campus Life. Move-in and pick up information will be emailed to participants in early June.

Cornell's main campus is located in Ithaca, New York, approximately 200 miles northwest of New York City. Learn more about Ithaca and your lodging options for before or after Summer College.

By air

The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is a 10-minute drive from campus. Taxis are available at the Ithaca airport to bring students to campus. Drop off is on North Campus at Robert Purcell Community Center.

Syracuse Hancock International Airport is about an hour from campus. Ithaca Airline Limousine (855.349.0084) offers transportation from the airport to campus. The limousine company's regular rate is $90 per person one way and $140 round trip. You must call two days in advance to schedule a pick up. It also offers transportation to, but not from, the Ithaca airport with special arrangements, for $25 per person. Fees are subject to change.

By bus

The bus terminal, in downtown Ithaca, is served by Coach USA Shortline (607.277.8800 or 800.631.8405) and Greyhound (607.272.7930 or 800.231.2222). Coach USA Shortline will pick up and drop off on campus and the downtown terminal.

Taxis and local TCAT buses are available to bring you up to campus from the downtown terminal. Drop off is on North Campus at Robert Purcell Community Center.

If you live in the New York City area or plan to fly into New York City from abroad, check out Cornell's Campus-to-Campus (C2C) express bus service.

By car

For driving directions to the Ithaca campus, see the university’s Maps page.

Once you’re on campus, signs will direct you to the North Campus residence halls. Summer College staff members will be at driveway entrances to assist with details and directions.

Please note that Summer College students may not bring cars to the program. You and/or your parents are responsible for making your travel arrangements to and from Cornell.