Day of
There are two entrances to the Barton Hall (the Career Fair location). One side is for students (the Statler side) and the other side is for recruiters (Teagle side); there will be signs around the Cornell campus which will direct you to the correct entrance. Hotel shuttles (if available) have already been instructed to drop you off at the Teagle entrance. When you check-in to your hotels, please notify them that you will be requiring shuttle service and arrange a time to go to the career fair.
If you are driving from your hotel to the career fair, please note that you can drop off any packages you have at the Teagle entrance and then drive to a parking garage (parking information). When you check-in, you will be led to your table and will have to fill out a form which a volunteer will later pick up.
If you are sending several recruiters to the event we highly advise that you ask them to wear name-tags stating which department they are from (for example, the BEE division or MechE division). This will save both your time and the students' time. In past career fairs we've had several students wait in line only to realize that they were waiting to speak to the wrong representative.
Travel and Accommodations
Travel to and from Ithaca
Detailed information is available on traveling to Ithaca by auto, air, bus or train. If you experience any travel delays that will affect your visit, please contact Engineering Career Center at 607-255-5006.
For those traveling from NYC we suggest using the Campus-to-Campus luxury bus service which travels twice daily between NYC and Cornell Ithaca Campus. The bus picks up in NYC at the Cornell Club, located near Grand Central and drops off at several locations on campus. The bus provides wireless Internet service, coffee and snacks as well as a conference table if you and your colleagues need to continue working.
On campus parking is limited. If you choose to park on campus, you may obtain a complementary parking permit at one of the parking information booths located at campus entrances (map attached or found here: http://www.cornell.edu/maps/). Booths will be open at 7:30 AM. The prepaid permits allow parking only in the Schoellkopf Parking Garage. Parking permits are required to be able to park on campus, so please ensure you obtain a prepaid permit by stopping at the information booths.
Booth 1 - Hoy Road by Schoellkopf Parking Garage
Booth 2 - Campus Road by Carpenter Hall
We also recommend the use of shuttle services made available by your hotel for your convenience. There are also local transportation services available, such as the following:
Best Western University Inn
Best Western University Inn is located at 1020 Ellis Hollow Rd, 1.8 miles from Cornell Plantations and around 2.5 miles away from all the buildings on Cornell’s central campus. Rate includes a full breakfast and transportation to and from Cornell University as well to the Tompkins Regional Airport. Guests taking the Campus to Campus to Ithaca can request the driver before leaving NYC to drop them off at the Best Western. There’s also a fitness center, business center, and meeting spaces. The Career Fair Rate is $129 and for reservations please call 1-607-272-6100 before January 6th, 2017.
Courtyard Ithaca by Marriott
Courtyard Ithaca by Marriott is located at 29 Thornwood Drive. This modern hotel is 2.6 miles away from Cornell University. There’s also a business center with workstations and printers, a meeting room, an indoor pool, a whirlpool and an exercise. Free on-site parking is available and complimentary area shuttle can be offered once an hour from 6am to 10pm upon request. They would also like to pick visitors up from Cornell campus or the airport if scheduled ahead of time. For reservations please call 1-607-330-1000 and ask for Cornell’s Rate at $127 per night. Cornell’s Rate may or may not be available based on the date you make the reservation, so please make reservations as soon as possible.
Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn is located at 130 E Seneca St, a 2-minute walk from Ithaca Commons and under a mile away from Cornell University. Additional amenities include fitness center, indoor pool, whirlpool, meeting rooms and business center. They offer free shuttles to Cornell campus and the airport every 15 to 30 minutes based on availability, which need to be scheduled ahead of time. Room rates are $169 per night. Rates may change based on availability so please reserve early. For reservations, please call 1-607-277-8900.
Homewood Suites
Homewood Suites is located at 36 Cinema Dr. This hotel off State Route 13 is 1.2 miles from Cornell University. A free hot breakfast is provided daily, as well as complimentary light dinner and drinks (Mon-Thurs). There's a meeting room, business center and fitness room. They offer free shuttle to Cornell campus every hour or half an hour depending on availability. The Cornell Rate is $156 per night but lower rates might be available if you ask for “Cornell Career Fair Rate” when making the reservation through sales department. Please call 1-607-266-0000 to make reservations.
Statler Hotel
Statler Hotel is located at 130 Statler Dr, right in the middle of Cornell campus, only a 3-minute walk to Barton Hall, where we’re holding the career fair. There’s an Italian restaurant, 2 casual eateries and a bar. Other amenities include a fitness center, computer stations and business services, plus a free airport shuttle. It is an Iconic Ithaca, NY Hotel in the Heart of the Cornell Campus that enables you to delight in upscale accommodations and first-class service from seasoned hospitality professionals and energetic students from Cornell's world-renowned School of Hotel Administration. For reservation please call 1-800-541-2501 for Cornell Recruiter’s Rate at $199 for each standard room. Reservations must be made before January 18th, 2018 to receive discounts.
The Hotel Ithaca
The Hotel Ithaca - The Hotel Ithaca is located in downtown Ithaca minutes from Cornell University and Ithaca College and within walking distance to Ithaca Commons. The hotel offers a shuttle to Ithaca Tompkins airport, deluxe rooms and suites, an indoor heated pool and fitness center. For reservation please call (607) 272-1000 and ask for the Cornell Rate, which is $139 per night.
William Henry Miller
William Henry Miller Inn is located at 303 N Aurora St. The hotels offers free parking, a gourmet 3-course breakfast, homemade evening desserts and all-day tea and coffee. The Corporate Recruiter’s Rate is $155. Although the hotel does not offer shuttles to Cornell campus, it is only one block away from the bus station which has buses that go directly to Cornell campus. For reservations please call 1-607-256-4553.
Dining on Campus
Campus Maps
Downloadable campus maps are available and can also be picked up at the visitor information booths at the entrances to main campus.
Ithaca Weather
A preview of what to expect when you're here. Winter months can be very cold and snowy, be sure to bring boots and appropriate clothing to wear when traveling outside.
All materials should be shipped between January 1 - February 1 to:
Cornell Recycle Center
251 Solidago Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Attn: Engineering Career Fair
IMPORTANT NOTE:Accommodation prices reflect last year's prices and will be updated.
Return Shipping:
UPS and FedEx will be picking up packages from Barton Hall after the fair at 3:30pm. Please refer to the shipping company websites for instructions of how to prepare your boxes for shipping. There are different requirements based on size of the box as well as desired speed of shipment. Please complete your prepaid shipping label according to these requirements; this will make sure that we can easily return your packages to you. For proper shipment, your packages must be securely closed with the prepaid labels accurately filled out and firmly affixed.