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Travel, Accomodation, and Registration

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How to register

The EITA-New Agriculture 2013 at Cornell University is a free event, and open to the public.

Registration for the event is now open. Please download and complete the registration form and send in.

Please send your registration form to: eitc_usa@yahoo.com (Deadline: June 23, 2013)

 

Where to meet

The EITA-New Agriculture 2013 will be held at Schurman Hall (Rooms: James Law Auditorium, LH1, Hagan, S1-017, and C2-539), College of Veterinary Medicine (Vet School), Cornell University (beteen Tower Road & Campus Road, Ithaca, New York 14853-6401).

The College of Veterinary Medicine of the Cornell University is at the intersection of Route 366 and Tower Road in Ithaca, New York. Schurman Hall is a three story horizontal structure with a flat roof. It is one of several buildings integrated within the Vet School Complex.

 

Check-in

Please check in at the James Law Lobby of Schurman Hall located near the end of Tower Road. To get here from the SC/B Parking lot, enter the Veterinary Medical Center (the entrance facing the parking lot, on the west side, closest to Tower Road).

 

Directions to the Vet School, Cornell University

  • From the north: take Route 34 South to Route 13 South to Ithaca; turn onto Buffalo Street; turn right onto Albany Street, turn left onto Green Street; turn left onto Route 366; at the Y intersection, bear right; turn left on to Tower Road across from Cornell Orchards.
  • From the northeast: take Route 13 South towards Ithaca; turn left onto Route 366 (by NYSEG); turn right onto Tower Road across from Cornell Orchards.
  • From the south: take Route 13 North to Ithaca; turn right onto Green Street; turn left onto Route 366; at the Y intersection, bear right; turn left on to Tower Road across from Cornell Orchards.
  • From the east: take Route 79 West to Ithaca, turn right onto Pine Tree Road; continue until 4-way stop sign; turn right onto Route 366; turn left on to Tower Road across from Cornell Orchards.
  • From the west: take Route 79 East, Route 96 South, or Route 89 South to Ithaca; after you cross the inlet bridge, turn right onto Fulton (one-way street); at the Route 13/Meadow Street intersection, continue straight across onto Clinton Street; turn left onto Albany Street; turn right onto Green Street; Green Street turns into State Street and continues to be Route 79 East; continue up State Street; bear left onto Mitchell Street; bear left onto Ithaca Street; turn right onto Route 366; turn left onto Tower Road across from Cornell Orchards.

 

Parking Information

Free parking is available in the SC/B Lot after 5pm Monday through Friday and all day on the weekends. Lot SC/B is located between the College of Veterinary Medicine and Route 366 (Dryden Road).

From the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm on Monday through Friday, visitor metered parking is available in Lot SC/B. Park in the first row at the west end (nearest Tower Road), note the number of your space, then pay at the machine at the end of the row. In addition to metered parking, there are also visitor parking spaces. You may use those by purchasing a visitor parking permit at any parking and information booth or at the Transportation Office. Visitor permits cost $8 a day or $4 for four hours. Maps are also available at the booths.

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 visitor permit accompanied by a handicap designation (placard or license plate) may park in these spaces.

Visitor Information and Parking Booths

The personnel who staff the Visitor Information and Parking Booths welcome visitors to Cornell University, offer parking options that best fit their needs, and provide directions and general information about the campus.

On-campus parking—except in metered and most time-zone areas—is by permit only. A limited amount of non-permit parking is available after 5 p.m., including the Hoy Road parking garage and the north campus A lot.

Cornell University Commuter and Parking Services offers details related to parking on campus.

 

Wi-Fi Internet Access

Visitors to the Cornell campus (without a NetID) can use the Cornell University network (wired and Wi-Fi) as registered guests for 21 days per semester.

RedRover is Cornell's Wi-Fi service. Using Wi-Fi, you can connect a computer or portable electronic device with Wi-Fi capability to the Internet.

For step-by-step instructions on How To Connect to the RedRover Wi-Fi Network, please refer to the How To Connect to RedRover as a Guest page.

 

Local Taxi Service, Ithaca

  • Cayuga Taxi:  607 277-TAXI (8294)
  • University Taxi:   607 277-7777
  • Yellow Cab:  607 277-CABS (2227)
  • Collegetown Cab:  607-588-8888 / 607-592-1478

 

Useful Links

 

Network Registration for Visitors


Every computer using the Cornell University network must be registered with contact information for the person using the computer. This enables the IT Security office to contact the owner if a computer appears to have a security issue.

Online registration is fast, easy, and automatic.

 

Register:

When you first use a web browser on the Cornell University network, you will see a web page asking for identification information including:

  • Your name
  • A valid e-mail address
  • Length of your visit (21 days per semester)
  • Cornell unit (optional)
  • Purpose of visit (optional)

 

Confirm:

After you enter your contact information, you can immediately begin using the network. You will receive a confirmation e-mail, with a URL where you can confirm your registration. Once you confirm your registration, you can continue using the Cornell network for the length of your visit, up to 21 days. Unconfirmed registrations are deleted overnight.

 

Recommended Conference Hotels & Directions

 

The following are the recommended conference hotels:

 

 Hotel Name
Address   
Reservation
Phone  
Price (Per Night)
Directions to the Vet School,
Cornell University
Notes
Best Western University Inn   
1020 Ellis Hollow Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-6100
Single/double occupancy: $119 + 13% sales tax
(Current Availability: 6/26/13-6/30/13)
Room block release date: 5/25/13
Group Block: EITC
Maps & Directions

About 1.2 miles and 24 min walking
1. Free shuttle to Ithaca Airport and Cornell University
2. Shuttle runs from 7 AM - 11 PM daily on demand
3. Free Wireless Internet access
4. Free parking
5. Free continental breakfast


Note 1: We consider Best Western University Inn  as the default conference hotel. Ask for the Conference Rate ($119/night+13% sales tax). Make reservations early since they book up!

Note 2: You may send an email directly to Mr. Jim McMann, Director of Sales, Best Western University Inn (Email ID: jmcmann@twintierhospitality.com>) to make the hotel room reservations as well.

Note 3: Apollo Chinese Restaurant (状元楼) (Tel: 607-272-1188, Address: 407 College Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850). Deliver! Open late until 2 AM!


More on Where to Stay

 

There is a range of options available from business class hotels to bed and breakfasts.

  • Cornell's Lodging Guide is based on proximity to campus and includes Web site links, rates, and contact information.

 

Dinning on Campus

 

There are more than 30 places to dine on campus from buffets to a la carte and from cafes to coffee shops. Most accept cash and credit card. Go to dining.cornell.edu for more information.

 

Getting to Campus - Train and Bus Travel

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Train Service to Syracuse

The nearest train stop is Amtrak's Syracuse Station, NY, located approximately 80 minutes from Ithaca. Syracuse is connected to the Empire (N.Y.C.-Niagra Falls), Lake Shore Limited (Chicago-Boston), and Maple Leaf (N.Y.C.-Toronto) routes.


Getting to Ithaca from Syracuse Amtrak Station
Door-to-door taxi and van service is available to and from the Syracuse Amtrak Station. Connections should be reserved ahead of time with the Ithaca Airline Limousine (607) 273-3030; (800) 273-9197. Taxi service from Syracuse is less economical.

 

Bus Lines with Service to Ithaca

The Ithaca bus terminal is located in downtown Ithaca at the corner of W. State St. and N. Fulton St. (Route 13 South). The terminal is serviced by Greyhound, Shortline, New York Trailways, and Swarthout Coaches.

 

Bus Line Telephone
Description
Campus to Campus   
(607) 255-4628 Express transportation between the Ithaca and New York City campuses of Cornell University
Greyhound Bus Lines (800) 229-9424  
Shortline Bus (800) 631-8405 Regional service within New York State, Long Island, and New Jersey, and into New York City at economical fares, with stops on the Cornell campus and downtown

 

Getting to Campus - Air Travel

 

The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is located on Brown Road, Ithaca, NY, a 10-minute (or 10 miles) drive from campus and downtown areas (Directions). Ithaca is serviced by Delta, Continental Airlines, US Airways and United. Once you arrive, a local taxi service or TCAT bus can bring you to campus.

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) buses are the cheapest travel options to Cornell University. Route 32 serves the Ithaca airport.

 

Other Regional Airports

 

Airport Name
Distance to Cornell
Driving Directions
Syracuse Hancock International Airport, Syracuse, NY 60 miles From the Syracuse airport to Cornell

Greater Rochester International Airport, Rochester, NY

100 miles
From the Rochester airport to Cornell

Greater Binghamton Airport, Binghamton, NY

40 miles
From the Binghamton Airport to Cornell

John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City, NY   

246 miles
From JFK to Cornell

LaGuardia Airport, New York City, NY

235 miles
From LaGuardia to Cornell

Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, NJ

220 miles
From Newark to Cornell

 

Getting to Campus - Car Travel

 

Here is a quick reference for drivers from each primary direction. For precise directions, please use the Door-to-Door Directions feature.

 

From Points North

Including Syracuse and Watertown -- Syracuse, NY is approximately 60 miles north of Cornell University with an estimated driving time of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

  •  South on I-81.
  •  Exit 12 at Cortland/Homer.
  •  Rte. 281 South to State Rte. 13.
  •  South on State Rte. 13 to Ithaca, NY.
  •  State Rte. 13 South to State Rte. 366.
  •  After NYSEG (electrical utilities) complex, turn left onto State Rte. 366.
  •  State Rte. 366 west to the intersection of State Rte. 366 and Hoy Road.
  •  Right onto Hoy Road and follow to campus.

 

From Points East

Including Albany and Boston -- Albany, NY is approximately 160 miles east of Cornell University with an estimated driving time of 2 hours and 30 minutes.

  • West on I-90/NY State Thruway, portions of which charge toll.
  • West on I-90 (NY State Thruway) to I-88.
  • West on I-88 for 76 miles to Exit 8 for State Rte. 206 at Bainbridge, NY.
  • West on State Rte. 206 for 25 miles to State Rte. 79 at Whitney Point, NY.
  • West on State Rte. 79 for 28 miles to Ithaca, NY.
  • Turn right onto Pine Tree Road (1.6 miles)
  • Turn left at Dryden Road/Rte. 366 (0.3 miles)
  • From Dryden Road, go straight onto Hoy Road at the flashing light.
  • Follow Hoy Road to campus.

 

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From Points South

Including New York City -- New York City is approximately 220 miles southeast of Cornell University with an estimated driving time of 5 hours.

  • North on I-87 (portions charge toll) to the Tappan Zee Bridge.
  • Cross the Tappan Zee Bridge (portions charge toll) and continue North on I-87.
  • North on I-87 (portions charge toll) to State Rte. 17 at Harriman, NY.
  • West on State Rte. 17 for 111 miles to I-81.
  • North on I-81 to Exit 8 for Whitney Point, NY.
  • West on State Rte. 79 for 28 miles to Ithaca, NY.
  • Turn right onto Pine Tree Road (1.6 miles)
  • Turn left at Dryden Road/Rte. 366 (0.3 miles)
  • From Dryden Road, go straight on Hoy Road at the flashing light.
  • Follow Hoy Road to campus.

 

From Points South

Including New Jersey -- Northern New Jersey is approximately 220 miles southeast of Cornell University with an estimated driving time of 5 hours.

  • West on I-80 to I-380.
  • North I-380 to I-81.
  • North on I-81 to Exit 8 for Whitney Point, NY.
  • West on State Rte. 79 for 28 miles to Ithaca, NY.
  • Turn right onto Pine Tree Road (1.6 miles)
  • Turn left at Dryden Road/Rte. 366 (0.3 miles)
  • From Dryden Road, go straight on Hoy Road at the flashing light.
  • Follow Hoy Road to campus.

 

From Points Southwest

Including Ohio and Elmira -- Cleveland, OH is approximately 330 miles southwest of Cornell University with an estimated driving time of 5 hours.

  • East on I-90 (NY State Thruway) to Exit 10 for Jamestown, NY.
  • East on Rte. 17 to Rte. 13.
  • North on Rte. 13 into Ithaca, NY.
  • Continue North until the intersection of Rte. 13 and Rte. 79.
  • Travel East on Rte. 79/Green St.
  • Rte. 79/Green St. becomes Rte. 79/East State St.
  • Continue to travel on Rte. 79 East
  • Turn left onto Mitchell St./Rte. 366.
  • Follow Mitchell up the hill and bear left onto Ithaca Road.
  • Ithaca Road will become Dryden Road at the stoplight.
  • From Dryden Road, turn left onto Hoy Road at the flashing light.
  • Follow Hoy Road to campus.

 

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From Points West

Including Toronto, Buffalo, and Rochester -- Buffalo, NY is approximately 150 miles west of Cornell University with an estimated driving time of 3 hours.

  • East on I-90 (NY State Thruway) to Exit 42.
  • South on Rte. 14 for approximately one-quarter mile to Rte. 96.
  • South on Rte. 96 for approximately 45 miles to Ithaca, NY.
  • South on Rte. 13 for approximately one-quarter mile to Rte. 79 and Green St.
  • East on Rte. 79/Green St.
  • Green St. becomes East State St.
  • Continue to travel east on Rte. 79 East/State St.
  • Turn left onto Mitchell St./Rte. 366.
  • Follow Mitchell St. up the hill and bear left onto Ithaca Road.
  • Ithaca Road will become Dryden Road at the stoplight.
  • From Dryden Road, turn left onto Hoy Road at the flashing light.
  • Follow Hoy Road to campus.

 

 

 

 

   

  

 

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