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Students walk through the Arts Quad during a winter storm in March 2017 that closed Cornell.

Stay informed about winter parking, campus alerts, transportation

Winter parking

Winter overnight parking rules for commuter lots are in effect on campus from Dec. 1 to April 1, whenever it is snowing or snow is in the forecast; winter break parking for students is available from Dec. 15 to Jan. 24; and city of Ithaca odd/even parking is in effect during snow events. Complete information on winter parking is on the Infrastructure Properties and Planning website, at Winter and Break Parking Rules.

Campus alerts

Visit the Campus Alerts page on CUinfo for the latest information on road closures, construction delays, changes to operating status and other unusual events that affect university infrastructure and properties, including facilities, roadways, parking lots and pedestrian access routes.

Special conditions email notifications

SpecialConditions-L is an electronic mailing list that distributes information about road closures, construction delays or other unusual events on campus. To subscribe, send an e-mail message to: In the body of the message, type the word “join” (without the quotes).


In case of on-campus emergency, call Cornell Police at 911 or 607-255-1111 (from cellular phones).

Facility issues

Call Infrastructure Properties and Planning Customer Service at 607-255-5322.

University operating status and inclement weather phone

Call 607-255-3377.

Transportation information

  • Cornell Commuter and Parking Services: 607-255-7275.
  • Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT): 607-277-RIDE.
  • Chemung County Transit: 607-734-5211.
  • Cortland Public Transit: 607-758-3383.
  • Campus-to-Campus coaches: 607-254-8747.
  • Shortline: 607-277-8800.



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