For class and group-specific arrival and parking recommendations, please visit your class or group page.
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Where do I park when I arrive?
Do I need a parking permit?
Parking permits for unrestricted parking spaces are not required Thursday noon through Sunday noon of Reunion. Exceptions include parking spaces specifically reserved for a particular license plate, accessibility spaces without a placard, and life safety/tow-away/fire lane areas. If you have general campus parking questions, please call 607-255-4600.
What if I have special mobility parking needs?
All state or municipally issued mobility placards that you normally use in your vehicle will be honored on campus at Reunion. You may park in all accessibility spaces using your placard unless the space is reserved for a specific license plate.
If you are renting a vehicle and do not have your mobility placard with you, you may visit our Reunion Staff Headquarters located in the Robert Purcell Community Center (RPCC) on North Campus to request a temporary Cornell issued placard.
Can I park on lawn areas?
With the exception of Libe Slope on West Campus, the answer is NO. Many lawn areas have sensitive sprinkler systems below the grass that keep campus looking beautiful. The weight of vehicles will damage them. Parking on lawn areas aside from Libe Slope is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Vehicles run the risk of being towed at the owner's expense.
We will have Reunion shuttle vans circulating main parking lots on North and West Campus to return guests who have parked to their headquarters.
Are there electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on campus?
There are electric vehicle charging stations on campus. Three (3) Level Two dual-port ChargePoint EV charging stations are available on the third level of the Forest Home parking garage, and one (1) Level Two dual-port ChargePoint EV charging station is located on the first level of the Hoy Road parking garage. Spaces are first-come, first-served.
Parking on campus near residence halls
The main parking lot designated for Reunion parking on Cornell’s North Campus is A-Lot, behind the Townhouse Community buildings. A-Lot is accessible from Pleasant Grove Road and Jessup Road.
Additional limited parking is available in the following North Campus areas:
- Hasbrouck Apartment Complex (121 Pleasant Grove Road, Ithaca NY 14850)
- Anna Comstock Lot (520 Thurston Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850)
- Thurston Court Apartments (223 Thurston Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850)
- Toboggan Lodge Parking Lot - after 5 p.m. Friday (38 Forest Home Dr., Ithaca, NY 14853)
- Forest Home Parking Garage - after 5 p.m. Friday (37 Forest Home Dr., Ithaca, NY 14853)
- Sibley Hall Parking Lot - after 5 p.m. Friday (921 University Ave., Ithaca, NY 14853)
- Hurlburt House/Ecology House (11 Country Club Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850)
No parking in signed reserved spaces.
There are two main parking lots designated for Reunion parking on Cornell’s West Campus. These are the University Ave Parking Lot, which is accessible from University Avenue heading westbound (downhill) after crossing over Stewart Avenue. The entrance to the parking lot will be on your left. There is also Libe Slope, where you can park on the slope in marked areas (accessible via West Ave.)
Additional limited parking is available in the following West Campus areas:
- Parking lot north of Alice Cook House (726 University Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853)
No parking in signed reserved spaces.
The main parking lot in the Collegetown area is the Stewart and Williams Street Parking Lot located at 243 Williams St., Ithaca, NY 14850. This lot is accessible via Stewart Avenue and Williams Street.
Additional limited parking is available in the following Collegetown areas:
- Dryden Road Garage - hourly rate of $1/hour (118 Dryden Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850)
- Sage House Parking Lot (night/weekend/restricted parking spaces enforced. This parking lot has an uphill walk to Collegetown.)
No personal vehicles are permitted on pedestrian walkways on campus.
Guests will utilize designated class and group-specific arrival and parking plans found on your Reunion registration confirmation and on the classes and groups pages of the Reunion website.
How do I get around campus during Reunion?
With 8,000 plus people on campus navigating campus with your personal vehicle can be tricky. We have arranged for Reunion shuttle buses to circulate routes that run on North, West, Central, and west campus areas. Shuttles are free of charge to guests wearing a Reunion 2023 button. Reunion 2023 transportation information will be available at class and group headquarter locations as well as Reunion Information Centers. In addition, guests wearing a Reunion 2023 button can ride TCAT route 81, 82 & 10 route stops free of charge.
Download the Reunion shuttle bus map
Shuttle routes take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete a full rotation of stops. Time vary depending on usage and traffic.Download
What about transportation to my class or group events?
In many cases a group specific bus has been arranged from your headquarters to a class or group meal or special event. Check with individuals staffing your class/group headquarters for details on event specific busing.
Yes! For individuals who need assistance boarding a vehicle or have special mobility equipment such as a wheelchair or walker, we have you covered. CU Lift vehicles will serve as an on-demand ride service for those with particular mobility needs. From Thursday noon through Sunday noon of Reunion weekend, guests can contact our Reunion Staff Headquarters at 607-255-2254 to arrange for transportation to or from an event. These vehicles come equipped with a wheelchair accessible ramp or lift to help guests board if needed. Several rides can be scheduled all at once or on a case-by-case basis by guests. 30 minutes of lead time is requested when making a ride request.
Are there transportation arrangements to assist those with accessibility needs?
Yes! For individuals who need assistance boarding a vehicle or have special mobility equipment such as a wheelchair or walker, we have you covered. CU Lift vehicles will serve as an on-demand ride service for those with particular mobility needs.
From Thursday noon through Sunday noon of Reunion weekend, guests can contact our Reunion Staff Headquarters at 607-255-2254 to arrange for transportation to or from an event. These vehicles come equipped with a wheelchair-accessible ramp or lift to help guests board if needed. Several rides can be scheduled all at once or on a case-by-case basis by guests. 30 minutes of lead time is requested when making a ride request.
Can Cornell rent motorized scooters or provide companions to assist me in getting around?
Unfortunately not. For safety and liability reasons, Cornell cannot rent motorized equipment such as scooters or golf carts for individual use. Guthrie Medical Supply may have motorized scooters available should you wish to rent one personally. They can be reached at 607-273-4727. Cornell has a limited number of push wheelchairs available for use. Should you require a push wheelchair, please visit your class or group page to find contact information for your class or group and reach out to them to make them aware.
We cannot provide companion aids to assist individuals in getting around campus. We do have accessibility transportation. We suggest you bring a companion to Reunion if you need assistance in moving about campus.
Other travel resources
- Campus-to-Campus from NYC
- Shortline (Coach USA)
- Big D’s Limousines – Shuttle from Syracuse Hancock International Airport to Ithaca (Reservation required 24 hours in advance- 607-273-3030)
- Ithaca Platinum
- Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
- Syracuse Hancock International Airport