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Systems Ph.D. Visit Days

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All Fall 2018 Admitted Students are Invited to Attend
When: Thursday, March 15 - Saturday, March 17
What: Get a chance to meet current students and other students accepted to our program.

Learn more about our Systems field faculty and the academic opportunities we offer.

Schedule (subject to change):
Download schedule here

March 15
6:00 pm Welcome reception with current Ph.D. students
Regent Lounge, Statler Hotel
March 16
8:30-10:00 am Breakfast w/Systems leadership, current Systems Ph.D. students and advisors
Taverna Banfi, Statler Hotel
  10:15-11:45 am

Individual Faculty Research Lab Tours

  • Dr. Oliver Gao - 10:15-10:45 am
  • Dr. Fengqi You - 10:45-11:15 am
  • Dr. Timur Dogan - 11:15-11:45 am
  12:00-12:45 pm Systems Faculty Panel-Getting a Job Post Ph.D.
310 Rhodes Hall
  1:00-2:45 pm Lunch with current Ph.D. students & field research students
Aladdin's, Collegetown (short walk from campus)
  • Meet at entrance to Rhodes Hall
  3:00-3:45 pm Meet with Marcie Purcell, Graduate Field Assistant, Systems
202 Rhodes Hall
  3:30-4:30 pm Campus Tour, Day Hall
  • Marcie will escort students to Day Hall
  4:45-5:30 pm Tell Grad It's Friday (TGIF) w/current Ph.D. & Field Research students
Big Red Barn
  5:45-7:00 pm Dinner w/Systems Field Members & Field Research students
Taverna Banfi, Statler Hotel
  7:30-9:30 pm Bowling w/current Ph.D. and Field Research students
Helen Newman Bowling Center
  • Meet at Statler Hotel entrance @ 7:20 pm
March 17
8:30-10:30 am Breakfast on your own
Taverna Banfi, Statler Hotel





What Do I Need to Do ?





  1. Make your travel arrangements to and from Ithaca, New York
    • Visit our website and review the links under Travel Resources beneath the Preparing for Your Visit header for information on air and bus travel options around Ithaca.
      • The Ithaca/Tompkins Regional Airport is located conveniently in town, and the Syracuse Hancock International Airport is approximately 60 miles north of Cornell (estimated driving time of 1.5 hours to Ithaca).
      • Bus service is available via commercial carriers as well as our Campus-to-Campus bus line that runs between Ithaca and NYC.
    • Please note that your meals and your lodging will be reserved and paid for by Systems, as well as ground transportation to and from all scheduled events.
  2. Complete our survey to confirm your attendance at Visit Days!
  3. Request reimbursement for your travel expenses
    • Reasonable travel expenses up to $450 will be reimbursed by Systems.
    • Submit the Visitor Travel Reimbursement Form with original receipts. You may request to have these funds reimbursed by direct deposit with the submission of an ACH form (note: a voided check is not needed).
    • International students traveling on a B1, B2 or visa waiver must also submit a copy of your I-94 form.
    • All reimbursement materials may be submitted to our office at

We look forward to welcoming you to Ithaca and Cornell University!