Welcome to Ithaca, nestled in the heart of New York State's beautiful Finger Lakes region. Located roughly halfway between Manhattan and Toronto, this thriving, culturally diverse city of 30,000 combines small-town warmth and charm with cosmopolitan flair. Home to Ithaca College and Cornell University, the Ithaca area attracts visitors, students, and scholars from around the globe.
Travel to Ithaca
Ithaca is served by Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, and US Airways through the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. Visitors can also fly in to the airports in Syracuse, Binghamton, and Elmira - all roughly an hour's drive to Ithaca - for greater options. The Rochester Airport is approximately two hours from Ithaca. When possible, try to make your connections through Detroit or Philadelphia to avoid the air traffic in New York City.
Ithaca College is also located within a reasonable driving distance from hundreds of colleges and universities in New England, along the Eastern seaboard, the midwest, and Canada. Here is the link to driving directions to Ithaca College. If you are driving and willing to accept additional riders for the trip, or if you need a ride to Ithaca, we have created a special "rideshare" event in the new Zimride Tompkins rideshare system. Please go to www.zimride.com/tompkins/ep/NCUR_25 to explore ride-sharing.
Blocks of rooms in Ithaca and surrounding communities have been reserved for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research for the nights of Wednesday, March 30 through Saturday, April 2, 2011 (departure Sunday).
Detailed information about accommodations can be found on the NCUR 2011 hotel list.
The Ithaca College Campus
If you would like to see what the campus looks like, please take our virtual tour.