CRP Graduate Open House for Prospective Students, Fall 2017

Exterior view of Sibley, Milstein and Rand Hall overlooking Cayuga lake.

Exterior view of Sibley, Milstein, and Rand halls overlooking Cayuga Lake. photo / Jennifer M. Gioffre

Please join us for our fall 2017 open house. The day will include graduate program overviews and Q&A sessions with faculty and current graduate students, as well as an opportunity to sit in on classes and tour our facility and campus. We hope that you will be able to attend this in-depth introduction to city and regional planning at Cornell University.


8 a.m.

Welcome and Continental breakfast
Third Floor, Rand Hall

8:30 a.m.

CRP 5190 History and Theory of Urban Spatial Development
Room 122, Rockefeller Hall

10 a.m.

Faculty Introductions and Research Interests
Third Floor, Rand Hall

  • Jeffrey Chusid, associate professor and department chair
  • Stephan Schmidt, associate professor and director of graduate studies
  • Michael Tomlan, professor and Historic Preservation Planning program director
  • Kieran Donaghy, professor and regional science program director and graduate field faculty

11 a.m.

Admissions Overview
Third Floor, Rand Hall
Overview of graduate admissions requirements, the online application, and deadlines.

  • Maureen Carroll, director of admissions

11:30 a.m.

Student organizations and student representatives
Third Floor, Rand Hall

12 p.m.

Third Floor, Rand Hall
Lunch with current graduate students, faculty, and alumni.

1 p.m.

Guided College and Campus Tour
Leaving from Third Floor, Rand Hall
AAP college highlights include Bibliowicz Family Gallery, Fine Arts Library, John Hartell Gallery, Barclay Jones Computer Lab, and West Sibley Exhibition Hallway. Also included are the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, A. D. White Library, Sage Chapel, and the Suspension Bridge.

2:45 p.m.

CRP 5130 Introduction to Planning, Practice, and History
Room 101, West Sibley Hall

4:30–5:30 p.m.

Big Red Barn with graduate students
Big Red Barn

Exhibitions throughout the day:

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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 services 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 buses 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

Taxi and limousine service

  • Airline Limousine (607) 273-3030 or (800) 273-9197
  • Blue Light Cab Company (607) 277-2227
  • Cayuga Taxi (607) 272-3333
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