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Plan Your Visit

Please adhere to the Cornell University guidelines in regards to COVID-19.


If you need accommodation to attend any Family Weekend program, email as soon as possible. Learn more about campus accessibility.

Plan Your Weekend

After you register for Family Weekend, build, save, email, or print your personalized itinerary with event times and locations. All events are first-come, first-served, unless they require a ticket purchase.

Upon arrival on campus, guests must attend check-in, in Willard Straight Hall, on Friday from 12:30-6pm or Saturday from 8am-12pm to demonstrate health compliance and receive a wristband which will act as your access pass to all Family Weekend events.

COVID Health Requirements

All participants planning on attending Family Weekend must register. All attendees who are not current Cornell employees or students (such as alumni, visitors, guests, parents, community members, third party event attendees, and others) must demonstrate health requirement compliance upon check-in. Please adhere to the Cornell University guidelines in regards to COVID-19.

Current Cornell students or employees must show their Cornell ID for admission to Family Weekend. Cornell employees attending indoor events must complete the Daily Check prior to attendance.

Parking on Campus

Beginning at 12pm on Friday, October 25, Cornell will make certain lots available for Family Weekend parking at no cost. Learn more about special event parking on campus as well as transit options with the TCAT bus service during Family Weekend.

Make the Most of Your Time in Ithaca

This event is over, but we encourage you to explore the Visit Ithaca website and contact them with questions to make the most of your weekend.

Ithaca 101: Unlocking Ithaca's Best Kept Secrets

The Ithaca community is excited to welcome Cornell students and their families back to Ithaca and Tompkins County! The local destination marketing organization, Visit Ithaca, has volunteered to provide this webinar followed by a Q&A session to answer those burning questions about events, restaurants, and attractions that will be available during your visit. To help you make the most of Family Weekend, this virtual program will take place prior to your arrival. Join us Thursday, October 21, 2-3 p.m. EDT.

Additional Links

The resources below will help you plan your visit including opportunities to explore both on campus and in the Ithaca area.

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