Admitted Grad Student Visit Day 2017

March 21 – March 23

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Hall – Home to Cornell's Computer Science Department
  • Cascadilla Gorge Trail – One of the many picturesque locations in and around Ithaca
  • The House – The residential building at Cornell Tech's Roosevelt Island Campus

To all students admitted to the Cornell Computer Science PhD Program,

On behalf of Cornell and the CS graduate student community, congratulations! Cornell is an excellent school, home to many enthusiastic researchers with diverse interests. We are excited to host you as you consider Cornell for your graduate studies.

This year Cornell's Admitted Student Visit Day will run for three days, starting Tuesday, March 21st in Ithaca and concluding Thursday, March 23th in New York City at our Cornell Tech campus. The key day is Tuesday, March 21st, with our full official program running from breakfast on Tuesday through lunch on Wednesday. Those visiting NYC will leave Ithaca on Wednesday afternoon. There will also be a few students and faculty from New York City in Ithaca on Tuesday and Wednesday. We would love for you to attend for as much time as you can so you can see more of graduate student life in Ithaca and NYC and have extra fun!

We recommend that everyone attend the Ithaca portion and arrive in Ithaca a day before, on Monday, March 20th since Tuesday's program starts quite early. We also recommend those interested in an area of research covered by Cornell Tech faculty visit NYC. You can see a list of all CS faculty on both campuses on the department faculty page. Please let us know as soon as possible if you can come and which days you will attend, as visiting NYC requires extra travel and accommodation (arranged and paid for by Cornell).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at .

We will continue to update this page and add more details as we finalize plans.

See you soon!

Ana, Ethan, Julia, Sebastian, Valts, Yiqing (Ithaca), Longqi, and Yin (New York)
(The Visit Day Czars)

Visit Day Schedule (Tentative)

All Days March 20 March 21 March 22 March 23
Monday, March 20, 2017 (Ithaca)
Noon If you are already here, come to Gates Hall and go to the third floor lounge and/or contact us for lunch.
13:00 – 18:00 Drop-in activities
Go to Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
18:30 – 20:00 Dinner in Collegetown, home to a variety of restaurants
Leave from Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
Around 20:30 Activities for Night Owls
Meet in Gates Hall Atrium
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 (Ithaca)
08:45 – 09:15 Breakfast
Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
09:15 – 10:00 Welcome to Cornell (Fred Schneider, Department Chair)
114 Gates Hall
10:00 – 10:10 Dean's Welcome (Greg Morrisett, Dean of CIS)
114 Gates Hall
10:10 – 10:25 What is Cornell Tech? (Speaker TBD)
114 Gates Hall
10:40 – 12:00 Meetings with Faculty
12:00 – 13:30
Area Lunches
Areas coming soon
13:30 – 14:30
  • Women in Computing
    310 Gates Hall
  • OR
  • Meetings with Faculty
14:30 – 16:10 Meetings with Faculty
16:10 – 17:10 Informal Information Session with Grad Students
Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
17:10 – 17:45 Break Time
17:45 – 20:00 Dinner
Leave from Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
20:00 – 22:00 Visit Day Party
Gates Hall Atrium
Around 22:30 Activities for Night Owls
Meet in Gates Hall Atrium
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (Ithaca / NYC)
09:00 – 10:00
  • International Student Coffee
    310 Gates Hall
  • OR
  • Meetings with Faculty
10:00 – 11:00 Brunch
Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
11:00 – 13:00 Student-led Tours of Cornell and Ithaca
13:00 – 15:00
  • Buffet Lunch (Indian Food)
    Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
  • Bus to Cornell Tech (NYC) Leaves
    In front of Gates Hall
15:00 – 17:00 Meetings with Faculty
17:00 – 18:00 Break Time
18:00 – 20:00 Dinner
Collegetown (Ithaca) / Cornell Tech (NYC)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 (NYC)
09:15 – 09:45 Breakfast
Grizzly, 3rd Floor, 111 Eighth Ave
09:45 – 10:45 Computer Science Research Talks
Grizzly, 3rd Floor, 111 Eighth Ave
11:00 – 11:40 Campus Introduction and Dean's Welcome
Grizzly, 3rd Floor, 111 Eighth Ave
11:45 – 13:00 Lunch
Big Red, 3rd Floor, 111 Eighth Ave
13:00 – 15:00 Meetings with Students and Faculty
15:00 – 16:00 Grad Student Panel
Big Red, 3rd Floor, 111 Eighth Ave
16:00 – 17:00 Happy Hour
12th Floor, 111 Eighth Ave
After 17:00 Free time to explore New York City

Visit Day Student Organizers

Name Campus Contact
Ana Smith Ana Smith Ithaca
Ethan Cecchetti Ethan Cecchetti Ithaca
Julia Proft Julia Proft Ithaca
Sebastian Ament Sebastian Ament Ithaca
Valts Blukis Valts Blukis Ithaca
Yiqing Hua Yiqing Hua Ithaca
Longqi Yang Longqi Yang New York
Yin Cui Yin Cui New York