Design Tech Hybrid Open House for Admitted Students, Spring 2024

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The Design Tech Hybrid Open House will provide admitted students an overview of the multicollege Department of Design Tech and in-depth information about the Master of Science in Design Technology program. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the inaugural Design Tech faculty and Department Chair Jenny Sabin. The day will include a presentation and an open Q&A session with faculty and students. Those able to join us in person will also have opportunities for guided tours of our material fabrication shop and facilities, research labs, the Cornell University Ithaca campus, and informal conversations with our faculty and graduate students.


9 a.m.

Check-In and Breakfast (in-person only)
Milstein Dome

9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Presentation (in-person and via Zoom)
Introduction by the Chair followed by short presentations by Faculty and Q&A with Faculty and Students.
Milstein Dome

11:30 a.m.

Tour of Facilities and Labs (in-person only)
Leaving from Milstein Dome

1 p.m.

Lunch (in-person only)
Milstein Dome

2:15 p.m.

Campus Tour (in-person only)
Leaving from Milstein Dome

5 p.m.

Hangout at the Big Red Barn (in-person only)
A chance to meet current M.S. MDC students in a relaxed, informal setting.
Cornell's Big Red Barn


Getting to Ithaca

By plane: Tompkins County is served by US Airways, Delta, and United flights to and from major cities throughout the country. The Syracuse International Airport is an hour and a quarter drive from Ithaca.

By bus or train: Cornell's Campus-to-Campus Bus Service runs from New York City to Ithaca. Ithaca is served by the Greyhound, Trailways, and ShortLine bus systems. Visitors can reach the campus from the bus depot by taxi or the Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) bus service. (Many bus routes make campus stops.) The nearest Amtrak connection point is Syracuse.

By car from the New England area: Take the New York State Thruway (Interstate 87/90) west to exit 25A. Interstate 88 southwest to Bainbridge, Route 206 west to Whitney Point, and Route 79 west to Ithaca.

By car from New York City: Take either the Holland or Lincoln tunnel to Interstate 280 west to Interstate 80 west to Interstate 380 north to Interstate 81 north to the Whitney Point exit. Follow Route 79 to Ithaca. Or you can take the George Washington Bridge to Interstate 80 west and follow the directions above.

By car from the west: Take the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) east to exit 42 (Geneva) and Route 96 south to Ithaca; or take the New York State Thruway east to exit 41 (Waterloo) and Route 89 south to Ithaca.

Transportation Contact Information

Airport and airlines

Local and long-distance bus service

  • TCAT (607) 277-7433
  • Greyhound (800) 231-2222
  • OurBus (844) 800-6828
  • Trailways (800) 858-8555
  • ShortLine Bus Company (607) 277-8800

Taxi and limousine service

  • Airline Limousine (607) 273-3030 or (800) 263-5466
  • Cayuga Taxi (607) 277-7777

Cornell Tech Campus Events

Studio Professional Track at Cornell Tech, Open House, and Informational Webinars

In parallel with the Design Tech Hybrid Open House hosted at AAP, the students admitted to the M.S. DT Studio Professional Track may also choose to participate in the Admitted Student Day at the Cornell Tech Campus, and other informational webinars specific to this track.

Friday, March 15, 2 p.m.

Admitted Student Day at the Cornell Tech Campus (in-person only)
Cornell Tech Campus – Bloomberg Center, 2 W Loop Rd, New York, NY

During this event, students admitted into the Studio Professional Track will be able to meet Cornell Tech Faculty and Staff and learn more about our academic programs; discover the support services, student clubs, and resources available to you; interact with current students and get a taste of campus life; explore the facilities and campus spaces, including housing facilities; and experience a mock class and get a sense of the multidisciplinary curriculum.

Wednesday, March 65 p.m.

Studio Webinar (online only)

Monday, March 25, 10 a.m.

Maker Lab Webinar (online only)

Thursday, April 4, 5 p.m.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Webinar (online only)

How to get to Cornell Tech

Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Bus, subway, and commuter rail options serving the NYC metro area.

NJ TRANSIT – Bus, train, and light rail service between New Jersey and NYC.

NYC Ferry – Offering service to the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island as well as parts of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.

Roosevelt Island Tramway – Fast, convenient service between Roosevelt Island and Manhattan.



Related Links
Graduate Admissions

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