Visiting the Ithaca Campus
Campus visits are encouraged and welcomed, whether you are invited to interview as part of the application process, or would like to visit prior to submitting your application. During the academic year, student visits should be planned for weekdays primarily to take full advantage of the opportunities to interact with current students, faculty, and staff. A one-day visit is usually adequate. Please refer to the table below for scheduling details. In addition, please keep in mind that there are no classes for MILRs on Fridays, so visits to classes cannot be scheduled for those days. We also do not recommend visiting during academic holidays (see the Cornell Academic Calendar).
|Semester||Available Arrival Dates
||Scheduling for Semester Begins
|Fall||September 1 and November 30 (excluding weekends)
||1 business weeks before September 1
|Spring||February 1 and April 30 (excluding weekends)
||1 business weeks before February 1
Note: You may also schedule visits for the spring semester during the fall scheduling dates.
To schedule your visit, please complete the Campus Visit Request Form at least two weeks in advance of your planned visit. The graduate student visit coordinator will contact you to determine which activities can be arranged for you during your visit. Some of the optional activities that may be available during your visit include:
- Meeting with the Director of ILR Office of Career Services and the MILR Program
- Meeting with a faculty member who represents your area of interest
- Having a student-guided tour of ILR and the central Cornell University Campus
- Attending a graduate class
- Having lunch with a graduate student
For more information about the interview process please visit our admissions requirements page.
Applicants considering the MILR/MBA dual degree program should plan to visit for two days: one day at the ILR School and one day at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. To make arrangements with Johnson, see Johnson's website.