Visits/Information Sessions

Our Ithaca campus is open to those wishing to visit. Regardless of vaccination status, all visitors are required to wear masks while inside campus buildings or facilities. We regret that due to campus COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to welcome visitors into our classrooms this fall.

The undergraduate admissions offices across Cornell University encourage prospective students, their families and advocates to meet virtually through live sessions and recordings. Please note that Cornell University does not track demonstrated interest. Visiting campus is neither required nor expected of applicants. Students can articulate their fit and interest in the College of Arts & Sciences through the Cornell-specific supplemental essay in their application.

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Upcoming Live Events


  • Live Webinar: Student Panel on Research Opportunities

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In addition to joining our live events and viewing our Information Session, we encourage you to:

Welcome to the center of Cornell

An introduction to the College of Arts & Sciences

As the largest college at Cornell, Arts & Sciences offers you access to an uncommonly diverse range of academic and research opportunities. In addition to our 2,000+ courses, you’ll have access to more than 2,000 additional courses in Cornell’s six other professional and applied colleges and schools.

Learn how A&S will prepare you for a life well-lived.

Cornell University College of Arts & Sciences Info Session Part 1: Introduction

An innovative and engaged curriculum

Classes that stretch your mind, support for your journey

Faculty in the College create innovative classes that encourage you to explore your interests broadly across the College and throughout Cornell. With up to two years before you declare a major, your educational path will be defined by structured flexibility and guided by your own academic interests.

Read more about our innovative curriculum.

Cornell University College of Arts & Sciences Info Session Part 2: Academics

Advice, mentorship and council

Support for your academic and personal journey

As a student in the College of Arts & Sciences, you will join our community of scholars, known for our intellectual rigor and engaged in deep and broad research. You will also have the chance to take advantage of many unique academic opportunities available only to our students.

As you make your way through Cornell, you will be supported by a faculty advisor, advising dean and student ambassador. Whether your interests are focused or varied, A&S advisors will help you select an inspiring and balanced schedule, and a rewarding college career path.

Read more about the student journey.

Cornell University College of Arts & Sciences Info Session Part 3: Academic and Student Services

Time to apply

The application process, and what we look for

Admissions advisors are looking for academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, your commitment to a liberal arts education and your demonstrated record of having a positive impact on your community.

Contact the admissions office for more information.

Cornell University College of Arts & Sciences Info Session Part 4: Admissions

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