The ILR Conference Center is located in central campus on Garden Avenue (next to Barton Hall).  See below for maps and other information to help you during your stay.


Campus & Ithaca Maps
Campus Photo & History Tour

City Guide

About Ithaca, New York
Ithaca, New York, is a uniquely cosmopolitan community of 30,000 that has been named the most livable small city in the Northeast.  Located at the southern end of Cayuga Lake, the longest of the Finger Lakes, it is home to scenic gorges, waterfalls, and parks.  Downtown Ithaca reflects the community's distinctive history, cultural richness, and ethnic diversity. 
There are many attractions near campus, including Taughannock Falls, Treman Gorge, Buttermilk Falls, Stewart Park, Cayuga Lake, dozens of excellent wineries, the Corning Glass Museum, the Ithaca Farmers' Market, Ithaca Commons, and very varied restaurants (Thai, Indian, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Mexican, Nouvelle Cuisine, Country Inns), coffee houses, bookstores, antique shops, and more.
To learn more about Ithaca, visit VisitIthaca.comIthaca Journal, or Ithaca Electronic Village.

About Cornell's Campus

When you visit Cornell, take time to explore the gorges, lakes, trails, gardens, and museums on Cornell's beautiful 3,000 acre campus, considered the most beautiful campus in the Ivy League.  The campus also boasts first-rate athletic facilities, including pools, an 18-hole Trent Jones golf course, the largest indoor climbing wall in North America, tennis, fitness facilities, and jogging trails.

Enjoy evening concerts (classical and pop), excellent summer theatre, exhibits, special lectures, collections of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, the Kroch Rare Books Library, the horticultural displays at a dozen different gardens of the Cornell Plantations, birding trails and exhibits at Sapsucker Woods and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

For a virtual tour of the Cornell campus, click here.

To receive a copy of the Visiting Cornell brochure, telephone the Information and Referral Center at (607-254-INFO) or email them at


Visitors driving to Cornell may park in any metered area on campus or may buy visitor permits valid for one day at any parking and information booth or at the Transportation Office. Visitor permits can be purchased at the traffic booths upon entering campus. A visitor staying at the Statler Inn on campus may be issued a parking permit that allows parking in Visitor Areas. Maps are also available at the booths. Park as close to Ives Hall as permitted or ask at your place of lodging to shuttle you to the Conference Center, which will be much more convenient because parking on campus is limited.

Many parking spaces on campus are reserved for persons with disabilities and are clearly posted for restricted hours, license plate numbers of authorized vehicles, and other conditions of use. In addition, general spaces designated for the disabled are provided campus-wide. Any vehicle with a current university handicap parking permit or current visitor permit accompanied by a handicap designation (placard or license plate) may park in these spaces.

More visitor parking information



The current National Weather Service forecast for the Ithaca area (from the Cornell Meteorology Unit & Northeast Regional Climate Center).

For more information about the Center and its facilities, contact the ILR Conference Center.

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