Campus Life

Schedule for the week

Registration, orientation, and an opening reception and plenary panel will take place from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, at the ILR Conference Center.

Registration will begin at 5:30, and the orientation and introductory program will begin at 7:15 p.m. In order to accomplish the aims of the program in the short time allotted, students should be prepared for a schedule that is both rigorous and intense. Attendance in all class time, including the opening session, is mandatory for all participants in the program. Full days will be the norm, including out-of-class small-group assignments and one evening session. Class will meet Monday through Thursday at the ILR Conference Center from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings through 9:00 p.m., and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Students should be prepared to work in small-group assignments on every night outside of class and should not be making other social arrangements while they are in Ithaca. Further details will be sent with confirmation letters.


Students will be housed in a unionized residence hall on North Campus. Each bedroom is furnished with twin beds, desk, chair, lamp and dresser. The rooms are in suites of four to six rooms clustered around a shared bathroom and living space. Room rates are $46 per night for "singles" (one person each bedroom) or $33 per person/per night for "doubles" (two persons each bedroom) plus a one-time administrative fee of $32 per person. The separate parking fee at the dorm is $6/day. All students will also be provided with a campus bus pass, free of charge. Parking and housing costs are the responsibility of the individual student. Room reservations must be received at Cornell by May 23, 2013. Note: If you choose a "single," you will be sharing your suite with several other people of the same gender. You will have a private bedroom, but a shared bath. Beds are made on arrival and linens and towels are provided, but there is no daily housekeeping service. This is definitely DORM housing, so if you want air conditioning or more comfortable accommodations and would prefer to stay in a hotel, you are free to make your own arrangements with area hotels. However, be advised that all of them will cost you a great deal more than the dorm.


From the dorms at North Campus to the classrooms of the ILR Conference Center you may walk (about 20 minutes), bike (5 minutes), or use the campus shuttle bus service (bus passes provided free to all students staying on campus). If you are housed off campus, you are responsible for your own transportation to campus. On-campus parking is severely limited and discouraged.


Included in the registration fee is a picnic on Wednesday evening at Taughannock State Park on beautiful Cayuga Lake, and the graduation lunch on Friday afternoon. Meals, including breakfast, are available at several on-campus dining facilities on a cash basis both near the dorms and near the conference center. We will also be providing a continental breakfast at the conference center each morning before the program begins. A dining guide of on-campus and off-campus locations will be provided for your convenience, many of which are within walking distance of the dorms and the conference center.


The climate in upstate New York in June can be quite variable, ranging from a rainy 40 degrees to a humid and hot 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Thus, we suggest you bring clothing suitable for both, including a rain jacket, sweaters, shorts, and a swimming suit.


The ILR classrooms are all accessible. Please let us know about any other accommodations you may require for housing or meals.