Directions & Parking


The Cornell Information and Referral Center provides information on everything you need to know about getting to Ithaca N.Y., and Cornell University. A list of travel resources is located at the bottom of or call 607.254.INFO for directions. Once in Ithaca, follow signs to Cornell University and Cornell Days.

If you’re using a GPS, 217 Jessup Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 will direct you to the Cornell Days Check-in at Robert Purcell Community Center (RPCC) on north campus. The CC lot is located next to RPCC.


Cornell Days visitors are encouraged to park on North campus. Options include CC Lot, adjacent to Cornell Days registration in Robert Purcell Community Center (RPCC) and A Lot, across Jessup Road from RPCC. Parking on campus is restricted to permit or payment at all times. Please read the information below carefully to determine the best way for you to purchase parking for Cornell Days:

Discounted Advance-Purchase Parking (recommended): When you register for Cornell Days, select the option to pre-pay for parking in advance for $2.50 per day. Select the date(s) you need to park, pay via credit card, and receive a link to a printable parking permit. Print the parking permit and bring it with you to campus. When you arrive at CC Lot or A Lot, display your printed permit on your dash. Visit to purchase parking. You must have access to a printer to use this option.

Full-price Parking: If you do not pay for parking in advance, you will need to purchase a permit once you arrive on campus using one of the options below:

  • Parkmobile Pay-by-Cell Parking: Pay at hourly parking rates in CC Lot or A Lot for $.75 per hour or $6 per day. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Create a Parkmobile account or download the mobile app at or via the App store. The zone number is 4104.
  • Daily Permits: Stop at an information and parking booth to purchase a visitor permit Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5 pm. An all-day visitor permit is $10.                                                             #cornelldays