Visitors Guide

Feel the energy, enthusiasm and spirit of our active campus when you visit SUNY Cortland in person. Our beautiful green spaces, historic and modern buildings, extensive fitness and athletic facilities, world-class faculty and knowledgeable staff create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere you’ll want to experience for yourself. Why wait? Visit us today!

Getting to Campus

Maps and Directions

Located halfway between Syracuse and Binghamton in New York’s stunning Finger Lakes region, Cortland can be reached via Interstate Route 81, Route 11, Routes 281 and 41 or Route 13 from Ithaca.

Area Airports

Choose from nearby commercial airports in Syracuse and Ithaca or others a bit further away in Binghamton and Rochester.

Bus and Ground Transportation

Travel directly to Cortland by car or take Amtrak to Syracuse and then catch a bus or cab to Cortland. Greyhound and New York Trailways offer bus and motor coach service with drop off in Cortland. Within the city of Cortland, taxi and limousine services, as well as Cortland Transit, make traveling easy.

  • Amtrak
  • Greyhound Bus Line
    Bus stop located at Cortland County Office Building, 60 Central Avenue. Tickets must be purchased online.
  • Trailways Bus
    Bus stop located at Cortland County Office Building, 60 Central Avenue. Tickets must be purchased online.
  • Way2Go Cortland
    Local busing, taxis, rideshares and more!

Off-Campus Locations

In addition to our on-campus facilities, we also have six off-campus locations in New York State where you can take classes, attend community meetings or use one of our many exceptional resources for outdoor education, retreats, weekend getaways or special events.

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Getting Around Campus


For parking information about admissions visits, special events, evenings and weekends, check the links below or contact the Parking Department at 607-753-4123 or by email.

Academic Building Accessibility

To assist visitors in accessing the campus facilities, detailed accessibility information is provided for each public building on the interactive map.

View the Academic Building Accessibility map.

Campus Bus Schedule

The campus bus runs at half-hour intervals from our western parking lots to key buildings and facilities. You can also use the late-night campus shuttle, the Sunday Bus or a weekend shopping bus, as well as the Friday and Saturday Downtown Shuttle.

Where's the bus now? View the campus bus map.

Local Resources

Central New York

Known for its sweeping vistas and glacial lakes, Central New York offers extensive outdoor activities, farmer’s markets, cider mills, sporting events, auto racing, concerts, festivals, museums, bus and boat tours, art galleries, fine dining, theatre, historical sites, annual heritage celebrations and some of the best vineyards and wineries in the country.

City of Cortland

In a beautiful natural setting at the intersection of the seven valleys in central New York State sits the thriving city of Cortland. Just a short walk from the SUNY Cortland campus, the downtown business district retains its Victorian heritage and serves a population of about 20,000 residents.

Arts and Culture

At SUNY Cortland you can view exhibitions in the Dowd Gallery and Brooks Museum, listen to music and lectures, watch theatre and attend special events. Around the central New York region, you can enjoy a wide range of entertainment.   

Local News Media

Stay on top of campus news with The Dragon WSUC-FM radio and the Dragon Chronicle campus newspaper. Broadcast and cable television outlets from Syracuse to Binghamton cover local news, as does the Cortland Standard, and other newspapers from Ithaca, Syracuse and Binghamton.

Restaurants and Lodging 

Enjoy the amenities of Cortland’s local innkeepers, bed-and-breakfast sites and many nationally known hotels. Indulge your palate in our varied restaurants where you can sample everything from fast food and casual eateries to fine dining options.

Regional Athletics and Hall of Fame

With SUNY Cortland’s 25 men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletics teams, you’ll find plenty of action on campus. You’ll also enjoy taking in games played by a variety of professional and semi-pro sports teams or exploring the professional sports hall of fame locations in the region.

New York Jets Summer Training Camp

New York Jets Summer Training Camp

Watch the New York Jets train during their summer camp at SUNY Cortland.


Admissions Visits

Campus Tours

Experience SUNY Cortland for yourself. Register for a tour online or by calling the Admissions Office at 607-753-4711.

Open Houses

Offered each semester, this comprehensive program lets you tour the campus, interact with faculty and students, speak with members of the admissions staff, learn about important student services and chat with representatives from our student organizations. Learn more about the Open House programs.

Still deciding about your educational options? Register for one of our Mini Open Houses to tour campus, hear from current students and staff members and learn about the admissions process.

Information Sessions

When you’re in the Cortland area, stop by the campus for a couple of hours to participate in an interactive presentation by a member of our admissions staff, followed by a campus tour. Information sessions specifically designed for transfer students are held on Monday and Friday afternoons.