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Information for Graduate Schools

Date

Graduate School Day
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
11:00 am—2:00 pm

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Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be made for cancellations before September 14, 2016. No refunds will be made after that date.

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Attendance 

Efforts are made each year to publicize the event widely to Cornell students. Also, invitations are sent to approximately ten other colleges and universities in central New York.

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Accommodations 

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at three Ithaca hotels; be sure to indicate your participation in Cornell's Graduate School Day when making reservations.

  • Hampton Inn Ithaca, located on Elmira Road (Rte. 13) (800/426-7866).
    Group rate is $139 and reservation deadline is August 27.
  • Hilton Garden Inn, located downtown (607/277-8900 or 877/782-9444).
    Group rate is $154 and reservation deadline is August 27. If booking online, use the group code LSGS16.
  • Courtyard by Marriott Ithaca, located near the airport (866/237-5979).
    Group rate is $159 and reservation deadline is September 6.

Shuttle service will be provided by Cornell from Hampton Inn and Hilton Garden Inn to Barton Hall and back.  Courtyard by Marriott's shuttle will provide transportation to Barton Hall at 10:15 am and will return to the hotel at 2:10 pm.

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Materials/Shipping

Representatives bringing materials with them to Graduate School Day can drop them at Noyes Community Recreation Center. You can pick up parking permit and directions to a nearby parking garage here. 

Materials can be shipped to arrive between September 20 and September 26. We cannot guarantee that materials arriving after September 26 will be delivered to Noyes in time for the event.

Please ship materials to:

GRADUATE SCHOOL DAY
ATTN: Mr. George Wood
Cornell Recycling Center
251 Solidago Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Returning Materials

You will be responsible for shipping materials back to your school. Please bring the necessary shipping forms with you; these forms must include the weight of shipment and your account number, or your materials will not be picked up. Literature left behind will be recycled.

The following delivery company provides regular service to Cornell and will pick up your materials if you request a pickup via phone or shipper website.

  • Federal Express, 800/463-3339

If you prefer to use UPS, please contact them at 800/742-5877 to arrange pickup.

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Facilities

Graduate School Day will be held in Noyes Community Recreation Center due to unavailability of Barton Hall, a large facility used primarily for fitness activities.

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Set-Up 

If your school ships materials in advance, you should find them at your table in Noyes Community Recreation Center. If materials are not there when you arrive, please see Administrative Assistant Kristine Goggan at the reception table.

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Meals

Due to space constraints, boxed lunches will be provided this year.  Coffee, tea and pastries will be available when representatives arrive.  Lunch will be distributed at noon and bottled water will be available throughout the day.

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Travel 

Noyes Community Recreation Center address: 306 West Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850 (for GPS).

  • For travel to Ithaca and a campus map visit Cornell's website.
  • Directions are available for travel to Noyes.
  • Directions are also provided for travel from Noyes following the event.

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Shuttle Service 

Plan to take the shuttle to and from the Cornell campus, with service from Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn.

Shuttle schedule for Wednesday, September 30:

Shuttle 1 to Event Shuttle 2 to Event Location    
9:40 am                         
10:00 am                  
Pickup at HamptonInn
9:50 am 10:10 am Pickup at Hilton Garden Inn         
10:05 am 10:25 am Arrive at Noyes
Shuttle 1 from Event Location
2:10 pm Pickup at Noyes to Hampton Inn
Shuttle 2 from Event                             Location
2:10 pm Pickup at Noyes to Hilton Garden Inn

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Noyes Community Recreation Center

Parking 

If you are driving to the event and/or would like to park on campus, drive to the entrance of Noyes Community Recreation Center on West Avenue to unload materials, if necessary, and pick up a parking permit and directions to a nearby parking garage.

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