Cornell University

Graduate Degree Programs

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Visiting the Ithaca Campus

Students walk along Tower Road near Ives Hall

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. When you visit, we want you to be able to take full advantage of the opportunities to interact with current students, faculty, and staff, and to sit in on a class. During the academic year, we strongly recommend that you plan your visit for a day between Monday and Thursday, as MILR's do not have classes scheduled on Friday. For the same reason, we do not recommend visiting during weekends or academic holidays (see the Cornell Academic Calendar).

Semester Available Visit Date Range 
Scheduling for Semester Begins
Fall September 1 to November 30 (excluding weekends)
1 business week before September 1
Spring February 1 to April 30 (excluding weekends)
1 business week 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.

A helpful map of the ILR School is available at this link. For additional visitor information see the Cornell visitor website and Cornell University Maps.