Spring MPA Open House

March 15, 2019
9:00 am EST

You're invited to Cornell University's
Spring MPA Open House!

By attending our Open House, you'll learn more about Cornell's Master of Public Administration program, offered by the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs. You'll also learn how you can jumpstart your future as a leader in public affairs.

Historically, Cornell's MPA Open House event has about 25 attendees, many of whom end up attending the program in the fall. The Open House provides the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, and current students, learn more about the program, and explore housing options in the area. In short, you get to see what life as a CIPA Fellow is really like! See the details of the event below:

Friday, March 15, 2019
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
ILR Conference Center 423

A number of CIPA students are available to host prospective students for a night or two to help defray the cost associated with a visit.  Alternately, you can make your own lodging arrangements. We have a block of rooms reserved at Hotel Ithaca, located downtown Ithaca near the Commons. It offers some shuttle service to and from the airport and to and from campus. You can call them at (607) 272-1000 and provide the group name (CIPA Open House) or go online and reserve a room using the Group Access Code: 3963. A complete listing of local lodging options can be found on the Visit Ithaca web site. Please indicate your lodging preference on the RSVP form.

Below is a tentative schedule of events for Open House 2019. 

Register for the Spring Open House:

Event Schedule

Time Location Event

8:30 a.m.

ILR Conference Center 423

Coffee and Bagel Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

ILR Conference Center 423

Welcome and Introduction to CIPA

9:45 a.m.



10:10 a.m.

Martha Van Rensselaer 166N

Class Visit

10:45 a.m.



11:00 a.m.

ILR Conference Center 423

Global Learning: Experiential and Professional Opportunities 

11:50 a.m.

ILR Conference Center 423

Break for Lunch

12:10 p.m.

ILR Conference Center 423

The Student Experience: Life as a CIPA Fellow

1:10 p.m.

ILR Conference Center 423

Alumni Panel

2:00 -3:30 p.m.

ILR Conference Center

Wine and Cheese Reception
Connect with Faculty, Staff, and CIPA Student Leaders!

Enjoy a few of the signature tastes of the Finger Lakes while getting acquainted with key members of the CIPA community.

4:00 -5:00 p.m.

Day Hall

Campus Tour

5:30 p.m. 

Big Red Barn

Happy Hour with Current CIPA students
Get acquainted with CIPA students at the Big Red Barn, Cornell’s on-campus social center for graduate and professional students.

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