Choosing a college or university is a big decision that cannot be left entirely to facts and figures. Prospective students are encouraged to visit and explore Cornell University’s beautiful campus in order to ensure that the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is truly the perfect fit.
Please Note: The best time to visit is during the summer or fall before you apply.
Once you have scheduled a visit, see Arriving on Campus to find information on travel to Ithaca and navigating the campus.
Visitor Programs for Students & Families
Hear first-hand what to expect from a current CALS student, and receive helpful information about admissions and the CALS academic experience from an Admissions representative. Since Admissions representatives are not available for individual meetings, this session is a great opportunity to have all of your questions answered. Sign up online
A student will lead you on a walking tour of campus where you will see everything from the Clock Tower to Mann Library. The tour should provide a good sense of the campus, and student tour guides will give you the inside information on Cornell life. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Learn More
Each year, hundreds of prospective students are hosted by the Red Carpet Society. Although there is no formal schedule for Red Carpet guests to follow, the visit represents the perfect opportunity to experience student life by attending a class or two, sampling the cuisine at Cornell's award-winning dining facilities, and engaging with the campus community. Learn More
Sit in on a Class
Ever wonder what it is like to be in a college class? Choose from several of CALS’ exciting and engaging courses to get a preview of what it is like to be a CALS student! View Class List
Can’t make it to campus? Here are some visit alternatives
For some students, a visit to Cornell simply is not possible. We hold information and recruitment events throughout the year in various locations across the country. Check the calendar to see if there are any upcoming Cornell Near You events in your area.
Other options include
- Connect with a current CALS student
- Participate in a virtual campus tour
- View the latest interviews and events on CornellCast.
- Watch birds at the Lab of Ornithology and hike Sapsucker Woods
- Take a stroll through the Cornell Plantations
- Explore Mann Library and enjoy a cup of Ithaca’s famous Gimme! Coffee
Questions? Contact Us
CALS Undergraduate Admissions
177 Roberts Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Cornell Undergraduate Admissions
410 Thurston Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850