Admitted Grad Student Visit Day 2019

March 25 – March 27

  • 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 Tata Innovation Center – A Cornell Tech industry and academia collaboration center.
  • The Bloomberg Center – The main faculty and student workspace on Roosevelt Island.

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 Monday, March 25th in Ithaca and concluding Wednesday, March 27th in New York City at our Cornell Tech campus. The key day is Monday, March 25th, with our full official program running from breakfast on Monday through lunch on Tuesday. Those visiting NYC will leave Ithaca on Tuesday afternoon. There will also be a few students and faculty from New York City in Ithaca on Monday and Tuesday. 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 Sunday, March 24th since Monday'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!

Alexa, Cody (New York), Deepak (New York), Dietrich, Elizabeth, Himank, Jonathan, Julia, Kevin, Lucy, Sam (New York), Wenting
(The Visit Day Czars)

Visit Day Schedule

All Days March 24 March 25 March 26 March 27
Sunday, March 24, 2019 (Ithaca)
12:00 – 20:00 Check into Hotels
Hilton Garden Inn - checkin starts at noon.
Marriott Hotel - checkin starts at 16:00.
17:30 – 20:00 Dinner in Downtown, home to a variety of restaurants.
Leave from Hilton Garden Inn lobby.
Around 20:30 Activities for Night Owls
Meet in Hilton Garden Inn lobby.
Monday, March 25, 2019 (Ithaca)
7:30 – 8:00
  • Bus from Hilton Garden Inn to Gates Hall (Bus leaves at 7:30)
    Outside of Hilton Garden Inn
  • OR
  • Bus from Marriott Hotel to Gates Hall (Bus leaves at 7:40)
    Outside of Marriott Hotel
08:30 – 09:00 Breakfast
Statler Ballroom, Statler Hotel
09:00 – 9:50 Welcome to Cornell (Kavita Bala, Department Chair)
Statler Ballroom, Statler Hotel
9:50 – 10:00 What is Cornell Tech? (Kavita Bala, Department Chair)
Statler Ballroom, Statler Hotel
10:00 – 12:00
  • Graduate Student Poster Session
    Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
  • AND
  • Meetings with Faculty
  • OR
  • Diversity Programs in Engineering Event (11:30 - 12:00)
  • 406 Gates Hall
12:00 – 13:30
Area Lunches
Show areas
  • AI/ML/NLP/Computational Biology
    310 Gates Hall
  • Robotics/Graphics/Computer Vision/Scientific Computing
    114 Gates Hall
  • Programming Languages
    Meet Adrian Sampson in Gates 1st floor atrium at noon.
    Lunch in Statler Hotel Four Seasons Room.
  • Systems/Security/Databases
    Meet in Gates 2nd floor atrium at 11:50.
    Lunch in Statler Hotel Taylor Room
  • Theory/Computational Learning Theory
    122 Gates Hall
13:30 – 14:30
  • Women in Computing Tea
    310 Gates Hall
  • OR
  • Meetings with Faculty
14:30 – 15:30
  • International Student Coffee
    310 Gates Hall
  • OR
  • Meetings with Faculty
15:30 – 17:00
  • Informal Information Session with Grad Students
    Gates G01
  • AND
  • Meetings with Faculty
17:00 – 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
22:00 Bus from Gates Hall to Hilton Garden Inn
In front of Gates Hall
Around 22:30 Activities for Night Owls
Meet in Gates Hall Atrium
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 (Ithaca / NYC)
7:30 – 8:00
  • Bus from Hilton Garden Inn to Gates Hall (Bus leaves at 7:30)
    Outside of Hilton Garden Inn
  • OR
  • Bus from Marriott Hotel to Gates Hall (Bus leaves at 7:40)
    Outside of Marriott Hotel
08:00 – 10:00
  • Breakfast
    Gates 2nd Floor Lounge
  • OR
  • Meetings with Faculty
  • OR
  • Underrepresented Minorities in Computing Breakfast
    Gates 122
10:00 – 12:00 Student-led Tours of Cornell and Ithaca
Depart from Gates 2nd Floor Lounge
12:00 – 14:00 Buffet Lunch (Indian Food)
Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
To-go boxes provided for those visiting Cornell Tech
12:30 Meet in Gates Hall to prepare for buses to Cornell Tech
Gates Hall Atrium
13:00 Bus to Cornell Tech (Bentley Hotel NYC) Departs
In front of Gates Hall
14:00 – 17:00 Meetings with Faculty
17:00 – 18:00 Break Time
17:30 – 18:00 Buses arrive at the Bentley Hotel (NYC)
18:00 – 20:00 Dinner (Ithaca)
Collegetown, meet in Gates 3rd Floor Lounge
20:00 – 23:00 Bonfire (Ithaca)
Ross Tate's house. Meet in Gates 3rd Floor Lounge after dinner.
19:00 – 19:30 Welcome Reception (Cornell Tech NYC)
Master's Studio Bloomberg Center
19:30 – 21:00 Dinner (NYC)
Master's Studio Bloomberg Center
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (NYC)
09:15 – 09:45 Breakfast
Tata Innovation Center, 131
09:45 – 10:10 Campus Introduction and Associate Dean's Welcome
Tata Innovation Center, LL 23
10:10 – 11:05 Faculty Research Talks
Tata Innovation Center, LL 23
11:20 – 11:40 Q&A with Student Services
Tata Innovation Center, LL 23
11:40 – 12:00 Housing Talk
Tata Innovation Center, LL 23
12:00 – 13:00
  • House Tours (12:10 - 12:30)
  • AND
  • Lunch
    Tata Innovation Center, 131
13:00 – 15:00 Research Group Visits
Tata Innovation Center
15:00 – 16:00 Grad Student Panel
Tata Innovation Center, LL 23
16:00 – 17:00
  • House Tours (16:00 - 16:20)
  • AND
  • Happy Hour
    Tata Innovation Center, 131
After 17:00 Free time to explore New York City

Visit Day Student Organizers

Name Campus Contact
Alexa VanHattum Alexa VanHattum Ithaca
Cody Freitag Cody Freitag New York
Deepak Maram Deepak Maram New York
Dietrich Geisler Dietrich Geisler Ithaca
Elizabeth Ricci Elizabeth Ricci Ithaca
Himank Yadav Himank Yadav Ithaca
Jonathan Chang Jonathan Chang Ithaca
Julia Len Julia Len Ithaca
Kevin Negy Kevin Negy Ithaca
Lucy Li Lucy Li Ithaca
Sam Havron Sam Havron New York
Wenting Zhao Wenting Zhao Ithaca