New Graduate Student Information: City and Regional Planning

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Orientation Schedule

Monday, August 21

8:30–11:30 a.m.
Cornell University graduate school orientation, Bailey Hall
Professional master's degree ID card pick-up, campus and community resource fair, and required orientation program

11:30 a.m.
Department orientation, Milstein Hall dome (lower level)
Lunch with faculty and all new CRP students

12 p.m.
Welcome and faculty and staff introductions

12:30 p.m.
Student introductions

1 p.m.
Curriculum fundamentals: Responsibilities and opportunities
Ph.D. students will move to B10 West Sibley Hall

  • Core curriculum, M.R.P. and M.A.
  • Funding and research opportunities
  • Advising: Putting together your committee
  • Exit project options: Current students

2 p.m.
Associated degrees and special programs
M.A. in historic preservation and planning (M.A. HPP) students will move to Room 208 with Associate Professor Jeffery Chusid and Professor Michael Tomlan following the information session on summer internships.

  • AAP Connect: Summer internships
  • Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate
  • Cornell in Rome
  • AAP NYC

2:30–4:30 p.m.

Meetings with advisors, faculty members' offices

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

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Graduate Class Enrollment

Master of Regional Planning (M.R.P.)

The Office of Admissions and Academic Services will enroll M.R.P. students in the following classes:

  • CRP 5130 Introduction to Planning Practice and History
  • CRP 5190: History and Theory of Urban Spatial Development
  • CRP 5660: Planning and Preservation Practice: Urban Field Trip
  • CRP 7850 City and Regional Futures: Planning Practice, Policy, and Design

M.R.P. students can enroll in up to 18 credits each semester. Enrollment information will be provided by the field in August. Until then, students can begin reviewing all fall class offerings using the online Class Roster. Starting on August 17, students can add electives to their schedule through Student Center. Additional information regarding the M.R.P. curriculum is available in the University Courses of Study Catalog.

M.A. HPP

The Office of Admissions and Academic Services will enroll M.A. HPP students in the following classes:

  • CRP 5610 Historic Preservation Planning Workshop: Surveys
  • CRP 5620 Perspectives on Preservation
  • CRP 5660 Planning and Preservation Practice: Urban Field Trip
  • CRP 5600 Documentation for Preservation

M.A. HPP students can enroll in up to 18 credits each semester. Enrollment information will be provided by the field in August. Until then, students can begin reviewing all fall class offerings using the online Class Roster. Starting August 17, students can add electives to their schedule through Student Center. Additional information regarding the M.A. HPP curriculum is available on the department website.

Student Laptop Specifications

It is strongly suggested that students own the recommended laptop computer. Visit the Student Laptop Recommendations for more information.

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CRP Department Contact Information

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact:
Academic Programs Coordinator
Department of City and Regional Planning
106 W. Sibley Hall
(607) 255-6848
tmn2@cornell.edu

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