Why attend?

We recognize that there are many factors you will be taking into consideration as you choose the next step in your educational career and we want you to experience (virtually, of course) some of what Cornell and Ithaca have to offer you. We hope you will take some time to visit our graduate program booths, view their materials and chat with our representatives.

This is your opportunity to find out more about our programs from the comfort of your own space.

  • Chat live with our amazing faculty, staff and graduate students (optional, but encouraged)
  • Find out more about our graduate programs, academic minors and summer internship programs for undergraduates
  • Watch videos and collect documents about your programs of interest for review at your leisure
  • Participate in a Cornell-themed scavenger hunt and compete to win Cornell swag!
Cornell University Graduate School

About the Cornell University Graduate School

One of the founding principles of Cornell University was originally spoken by Ezra Cornell on October 7, 1868, at the official dedication of Cornell University.

This founding principle can be used as a complete statement:

I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.

The concept of “... any person” meant that people from all walks of life, all income levels, races, religions and genders could attend Cornell University. Similarly, “... any study” underscored the freedom to pursue academic interests wherever they lead. For more than 150 years, talented scholars representing the full, diverse spectrum of humanity have come to Cornell for a world-class educational experience unlike any other.

Graduate education has been an important part of Cornell’s mission and history since the Graduate School’s founding in 1909. We offer professional and research master’s degrees and Ph.D. programs in nearly 100 fields. Our students come from over 100 countries around the world to form an energized, global, diverse, and highly engaged graduate student body. Together with our campus and community partners, we strive to provide our students with a welcoming and supportive environment that fosters academic and professional success.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will need to register for this online event. Simply follow the link at the top of the page and submit your information. You will receive an email confirming your registration for the event and providing you with your login details.

This event is exclusively for prospective applicants who are seeking information on graduate programs and available summer research internship opportunities at Cornell University.

You will be able to live chat with faculty, staff and current graduate students from a variety of our graduate programs and academic minor fields during the fair.

Yes, the exhibit hall booths will be available until November 7, 2022. However, we encourage you to attend the live event on October 7th so you can interact with our faculty, staff and graduate students.

While we tried to schedule this event for an optimal day and time, we understand your schedule may not allow you to attend the entire or even a portion of the live event. The Cornell Graduate School Fair exhibit hall will remain open until November 7th, 2022 and you can visit whenever it is convenient for you during this period of time. You will be able to view all information such as documents and pre-recorded videos. Real-time, online connections through the site will not be possible after the October 7th live event has concluded however, contact information for each booth will be provided and you can reach out to the representatives that way.

Yes, you can log in and out of the fair at any time throughout the live event.

Technical FAQs

No, you do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.

No. You may have the option of video chatting with some of the representatives however, it is not required in order to participate.

Send an email to cornell@getvfairs.io for any technical assistance. To chat live with tech support during the fair, you can also visit the tech support booth in the main lobby of the fair.