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The ILR School and Cornell University admissions information programs and tours are offered throughout the year. 

ILR Information Sessions

Prospective first-year and transfer students are encouraged to visit campus and attend an ILR information session. The ILR information session will introduce you to the ILR curriculum, career and graduate school advising, internships, student organizations, international opportunities, and the admissions process. Admissions counselors and/or undergraduate student ambassadors lead each session.

ILR information sessions will be held every weekday throughout July and August. Sessions will be offered Monday and Friday at 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 12:30 p.m. From September through December 5, sessions will be offered every Monday and Friday at 2:45 p.m. Please note that these sessions will not be offered from December 6 to April 30.

The information sessions are held in 216 Ives Hall and last approximately one hour. To register for an information session, contact ILR Undergraduate Admissions at 607-255-2222 or ilr_admissions@cornell.edu.

Information sessions will be offered for prospective transfer students from January 19 to March 1 by appointment only.

Interviews

ILR does not require or offer personal interviews for first-year or transfer applicants.

ILR Class Visits

Attend classes throughout the semester to experience ILR's curriculum firsthand (please note: classroom visits are not offered on Fridays). To prepare for a class visit, please:

  • review Cornell's Academic Calendar to ensure that classes are in session.
  • plan to stay for the entire class.
  • arrive at least ten minutes early to class to introduce yourself to the professor.
  • find an unassigned seat.
  • power off all electronic devices.
  • do not bring young children into the class with you.
  • note that no recording or photographs are permitted.

Lunch with an ILR Student

If you are visiting for one day and you would like to have lunch with an ILR student, please send an email to ilr_admissions@cornell.edu with the date you plan to visit and your phone number. Please contact us at least two weeks before your visit. Opportunities for lunch with current students are available during the months of September, October, and November for prospective first-year students and during the months of September, October, November, February, and March for prospective transfer students.

Hosting Program

If you would like to stay overnight with a Cornell student, please register through The Red Carpet Society, Cornell's overnight hosting program. It is important to submit your hosting request at least two weeks prior to your arrival date. Please review the Red Carpet Society's Overnight Hosting Expectations and submit the required Medical Authorization Form before your visit.

Opportunities for overnight hosting with current students are available during the months of September, October, and November for prospective first-year students and during the months of September, October, November, February, and March for prospective transfer students.

ILR Visit Days 2014

ILR's Visit Day information sessions for prospective freshmen will be held on 6 Saturdays during the fall semester (September 20 and 27 & October 4, 11, 18 and 25). The program will be the same on each date, so please register for one day only. At the Visit Days information sessions, prospective students will hear first-hand from an advisor, a faculty member, and a current student about ILR's curriculum, internship and abroad opportunities, and the admissions process.

Registration will be open in early August.

Cornell Campus Tours and Admissions Information Sessions

The Office of Campus Information and Visitor Relations offers guided walking tours of the campus throughout the year. Campus tours are an enjoyable and informative introduction to Cornell history, the seven undergraduate colleges, student life, athletics, dining, and Cornell's combined roles as an undergraduate teaching institution, an international research university, and a land-grant institution.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts general information sessions, which operate independently of the campus tours. Visit http://admissions.cornell.edu/visit/plan for the schedule and to make a reservation.

Campus Parking Information

Due to campus construction this summer, please allow a minimum of 45 - 60 minutes to park and make your way to the Information Session.

If you are visiting anytime Monday - Friday, between 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., please stop by one of the Visitor Information and Parking Booths to obtain a parking permit and parking directions. Visitor Information and Parking Booths are located:

  • 165 Hoy Road by the Parking Garage
  • 311 Campus Road by Carpenter Hall

Permits are not required on weekends.

Directions to Cornell: http://www.cornell.edu/visiting/ithaca/visiting.cfm