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Systems PhD Visit Days

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All Fall 2017 Admitted Students are Invited to Attend
When: Thursday, March 16 - Saturday, March 18
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 16

6:30 pm
Welcome reception with current Ph.D. students
Ithaca Ale House
March 17

8:30-9:15 am
Breakfast/Meet & Greet
Rhodes 310
  9:30-11:00 am
Faculty Talks
Rhodes 310
  11:10-11:45 am
Individual faculty meetings
  11:45 am-12:15 pm
Lunch with current Ph.D. students
Rhodes 258
  12:15-1:15 pm
Systems Seminar/Ezra's Round Table
Speaker: Eran Ben-Joseph (MIT)
Rhodes 253
  1:40-3:00 pm
Tours of individual faculty research groups
  3:15-5:00 pm
Reception with Ph.D. research groups
Rhodes 258
  5:15-6:30 pm
Taverna Banfi Restaurant, Statler Hotel
  7:00-9:30 pm
After hours socializing
Ithaca Beer Company
March 18

10:00-11:00 am
Monk's Restaurant, Marriott 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!