Virtual CRP Graduate Open House for Admitted Students, Spring 2021

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Virtual Open House

We are thrilled at the prospect of seeing you here in Ithaca as a student in August. At this time, however, we are working to ensure that the university's travel and events policies designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are properly observed. Unfortunately, this means that the Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) cannot host you and your peers for an in-person open house event. This year's open house will be held on Friday, March 26, and Saturday, March 27. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

CRP Facilities


Friday, March 26 Programming

9:00 a.m.     Welcome

9:15 a.m.      Faculty Introductions

9:30 a.m.     Department Overview with Jeffrey Chusid, Department Chair

10:00 a.m.   Academic Programs Introduction

Students will join break-out rooms by their degree. MRP will meet with Nancy Brooks, Ph.D. with Mildred Warner, HPP with Jeffrey Chusid and Michael Tomlan, and Regional Science with John Carruthers.

10:45 a.m.   The CRP Experience and Beyond

Students will highlight their diverse experiences including workshops, internships, exit projects, and international experience. Finalists from the 3rd Annual CRP Poster Competition will present their posters.

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12:15 p.m.   Colloquium Lecture with State Senator James Sanders Jr.

2:00 p.m.    Office Hours with Faculty

Students can meet with faculty to discuss opportunities and coursework within AAP.

7:00 p.m.    Pecha Kucha

Laugh and cry with us as students and faculty share how they got to Cornell.

Saturday, March 27 Programming

9:00 a.m.    Welcome

9:15 a.m.     Club Introductions

Student Organizations share their experiences in Cornell Leadership. 

10:00 a.m.  Speed Networking

Students will join break-out rooms and speak with current students at Cornell University about their interests and experiences.

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8:00 p.m.   CRP Game Night 

Please join our MRP class of 2021, 2022, and alumni for a virtual game night.

Faculty Introductions

Faculty Videos

Assistant Professor Linda Shi: Why Choose Cornell and City and Regional Planning?


Associate Professor Stephan Schmidt: The MRP Curriculum


Associate Professor Jennifer Minner: The HPP Curriculum


Professor Victoria Beard: International Studies in Planning


Assistant Professor Suzanne Lanyi Charles: The Future of Metropolitan Areas


Assistant Professor Nicholas Klein: The Future of Transportation Planning

Student & Alumni Perspectives

Current Student Videos

Student Perspective: Chasidy Miles: Why I Chose Cornell


Student Perspective: Michael O'Key: Why I Chose Cornell


Student Perspective: Sanjana Sidhra and Alekhya Mukkavilli


Alumni Videos

Alumni Perspective: Josh Rotbert M.R.P. '20


Alumni Perspective: Audrey Wachs M.R.P.'20


Alumni Perspective: Annie Pease M.R.P. '16 and Isaac Robb M.R.P. '15


Alumni Perspective: Max Taffet M.R.P. '14

About Cornell

About Cornell

Lastly, Glorious to View is a virtual introduction to the beauty of Cornell University

If you are interested in learning more about Cornell, please check out the Cornell Visitor Information website.

Also of Interest

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