Arriving and getting around

There's so much to see and do on Cornell's campus at Reunion. Let us help make your arrival for Reunion and getting around campus during the weekend enjoyable!

Check-in and registration

Did you preregister with a class or group celebrating Reunion?

Visit your class or group page to locate specific information about your Reunion headquarters location, arrival, and parking information.

Not celebrating with a specific class or group?

That’s okay! Guests not coming back with a class or group in an official Reunion year can register with our Non-Reunion Year group. Visit the NRY page for more details.

Just want to buy a Reunion 2018 button?

If you are not staying on-campus overnight with a particular class or group and want to purchase a Reunion button to attend non-ticketed university events open to the public, you may visit one of our Reunion Information Centers to purchase a $50 Reunion button.

Carol Tatkon Center, Balch Hall:  Thursday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Tsai Family Atrium, Statler Hall: Thursday 2:00-6:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Goldwin Smith Hall (button sales only): Friday and Saturday evenings from 9:00-11:00 p.m.


Where do I park when I arrive?

For class and group specific arrival and parking recommendations, please visit your class or group page.

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 607-254-PARK (7275).

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 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 Balch Hall 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 owner’s expense. We will have a Reunion shuttle van circulating North and West Campus parking areas to return guests who have parked to their headquarters.


How do I get around Campus during Reunion?

With 7000 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 Collegetown campus areas. Shuttles are free of charge to guests wearing a Reunion 2018 button. Reunion 2018 Transportation Brochures will be available at class and group headquarter locations as well as Reunion Information Centers. In addition, guests wearing a Reunion 2018 button can ride TCAT route 81 & 82 route stops free of charge.

Reunion 2018 Shuttle Route Map and Stops

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.

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 and Gadabout 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 hydraulic 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

Working on getting to Ithaca?

CBAA, Alumni Affairs, and Diversity Alumni Programs have arranged a bus for Reunion 2018, providing transportation from New York City to the Cornell campus. The cost is $80 per person for a round trip (no one-way rates). The bus will depart from the Cornell Club on Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. sharp. Buses will drop passengers off in Collegetown, Baker Flag Pole (West Campus), and Robert Purcell Community Center (North Campus).

Buses will pick up from the three campus locations and leave Ithaca on Sunday, June 10 at 12:00 p.m.

Additional options:

Division of Alumni Affairs and Development 130 E. Seneca Street, Suite 400 Ithaca, NY 14850