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Information for Graduate Schools

Date

Graduate School Day
Wednesday October 1, 2014
11:00 am—2:00 pm

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Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be made for cancellations before September 18, 2014. 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.

  • Courtyard by Marriott Ithaca, located near the airport (866/541-3600). Group rate is $145 and reservation deadline is August 29.
  • Fairfield Inn by Marriott, located on Elmira Road (Rte. 13).  Group rate is $139 and reservation deadline is September 1.
  • Hilton Garden Inn, located downtown (607/277-8900 or 877/782-9444). Group rate is $142 and reservation deadline is September 8.

Shuttle service will be provided by Cornell from the Courtyard by Marriott and the Hilton Garden Inn to Barton Hall and back.  Fairfield Inn's shuttle will provide transportation to and from Barton Hall; arrangements should be made with the hotel.

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Materials/Shipping

Representatives bringing materials with them to Graduate School Day can drop them at Barton Hall (the entrance on Garden Avenue) before parking in a nearby garage.  Materials can be shipped to arrive between September 23 and September 30. We cannot guarantee that materials arriving after September 30 will be available for use during the event.

Please ship materials to:

GRADUATE SCHOOL DAY
ATTN: Mr. George Wood
PDC Warehouse
321 East Palm 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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Facilities

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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Set-Up 

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

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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Travel 

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, October 1:

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

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Parking 

If you are driving to the event and would like to park on campus, drive to the entrance on the east side 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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