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There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to visiting CALS! Regardless of your physical location or the information you seek, we encourage you to explore all the in-person and virtual ways that you can learn more about CALS.

Whether you’re a first-year applicant looking at colleges for the first time, or a transfer applicant looking to make a change, visiting Cornell University’s beautiful campus is a great opportunity to visualize yourself living and studying as a CALS student. If you’re coming to campus during the summer or fall, your visit may coincide with a CALS Undergraduate Information Session where we'll share information about academics, the admissions process, and the student experience at the college. Create your itinerary in advance by heading to Cornell University’s visit website to schedule a general campus tour or sign up for a University and/or CALS information session. 

Prospective students should note that Cornell University does not track demonstrated interest. Visiting campus is neither required nor expected of applicants. Students can articulate their fit and interest in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences through the Cornell-specific supplemental essay in their application. While you're welcome to stop by the CALS Undergraduate Admissions Office located in 177 Roberts Hall to pick up our self-guided tour and some introductory handouts, the Admissions team does not offer individual appointments or meetings and we encourage you to reach out via email with any specific questions. 

Virtual Visits for CALS

We recognize that it may not be feasible to visit campus in person. Rest assured that you do not need to travel to Ithaca, NY in order to explore CALS. In fact, with all the available options online, it may not even be necessary!

As a starting point, check out Cornell University’s virtual visit website to take a virtual tour or watch an on-demand information session. For CALS-specific virtual information sessions, visit the links below!

For the most up to date information on CALS classes, campus spaces, clubs & organizations, student experiences and more, we encourage you to follow Cornell University CALS on Instagram. Additionally, CALS students are frequent contributors to Cornell University’s Undergraduate Admissions blog and featured subjects of student profiles. If you’re looking to connect with a current CALS student, we invite you to email the CALS Ambassadors (calsambassadors [at] (calsambassadors[at]cornell[dot]edu)) with a brief introduction to your interests and questions. 

Join us for this virtual information session to learn more about CALS and our diverse academic offerings!

Interesting in learning more about the admissions process for CALS? Watch our virtual information session!

Cornell offers both recorded and virtual live-streamed general information sessions and campus tours.  You can find more information by visiting the link above.

Explore CALS

Watch birds at the Lab of Ornithology and hike Sapsucker Woods

Explore CALS

Take a stroll through the Cornell Botanic Gardens

Explore CALS

Explore Mann Library and enjoy a cup of Ithaca’s famous Gimme! Coffee

Hummingbird approaches flower
alex cornell gardens
Photo of the inside of the Mann Library

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