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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 21, 2016. No refunds will be made after that date.

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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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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.

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, located on Elmira Road (Rte. 13) (800/228-2800 or 607/277-1000).
    Group rate is $142 and reservation deadline is August 28.
  • Hilton Garden Inn, located downtown (607/277-8900 or 877/782-9444).
    Group rate is $149 and reservation deadline is August 29. If booking online, use the group code LSGS15.
  • Courtyard by Marriott Ithaca, located near the airport (866/237-5979).
    Group rate is $155 and reservation deadline is September 7.

Shuttle service will be provided by Cornell from Fairfield 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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Representatives bringing materials with them to Graduate School Day can drop them at Barton Hall. At the Barton Hall entrance on Garden Avenue, pick up parking permit and directions to a nearby parking garage. 

Materials can be shipped to arrive between Septemeber 22 and September 29. We cannot guarantee that materials arriving after September 27 will be delivered to Barton in time for the event.

Please ship materials to:

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 at Barton Hall between 3:00 and 4:00 pm following the event.

  • 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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Graduate School Day is held in Barton Hall, a large facility used primarily for athletic activities. There is no air-conditioning, and on hot and/or humid days, the room can be uncomfortable. We encourage visiting representatives to dress appropriately for these conditions.

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

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Meals and water will be available in the curtained area at the north side of Barton Hall as follows:

  • Coffee, tea and pastries—when representatives arrive
  • Lunch—at noon
  • Bottled water—throughout the day

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Barton Hall address: 117 Statler Drive, Ithaca, NY 14853 (for GPS).  Please note that the entrance to Graduate School Day is on the opposite side of the building on Garden Avenue.

  • For travel to Ithaca and a campus map visit Cornell's website.
  • Directions are available for travel to Barton Hall.
  • Directions are also provided for travel from Barton Hall 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 Courtyard by Marriott.

Shuttle schedule for Wednesday, September 30:

Shuttle 1 to Event Shuttle 2 to Event Location    
9:40 am                         
10:00 am                  
Pickup at Fairfield Inn
9:50 am 10:10 am Pickup at Hilton Garden Inn         
10:05 am 10:25 am Arrive at Barton Hall  
Shuttle 1 from Event Location
2:10 pm Pickup at Barton Hall to Fairfield Inn
Shuttle 2 from Event                             Location
2:10 pm Pickup at Barton Hall to Hilton Garden Inn

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

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