Frequently Asked Questions

Permission form

Students and parents must complete our Splash! parental permission form in order to attend the program. Please click here to download and fill out the form if you have not done so during registration already.

Q: What time should I get to campus?
A: Check-in will open in the Warren Hall lobby at approximately 9:00 a.m. Students that arrive late should come to our Help Desk, permanently located in Warren Hall Lobby, for check-in.

Q: How do I get to Cornell?
A: You can find maps and directions on Cornell’s website.

Q: Where should I park?
A: Hoy Garage, which is just down Tower Road from the Agriculture Quad, is the University’s preferred location for weekend guest parking. If you’ve never driven on campus before, we recommend arriving early and consulting Cornell's transportation page here: If you're just dropping students off, feel free to use the small parking lot by Plant Sciences off of Tower Road and across from Weill Hall.

Q: What should I bring?
A: Please pack a snack and a refillable bottle of water (and your sense of adventure!) - we’ll provide lunch, shirts, notepads, pens, schedules, and more. Additionally, make sure that you’ve completed your liability form electronically and have paid through PayPal already, or that you are bringing the day-of fee ($25) in cash on the day of the program. Unfortunately, the University does not allow us to accept any students for whom we do not have complete liability paperwork on file.

Q: Will lunch be provided?
A: Splash will be providing lunch for students. If you have specific dietary needs please let us know.

For parents, there are many excellent places to eat both on and off campus. We at Splash recommend the School of Hotel Administration's Taverna Banfi on campus, but Ithaca has many options to offer as well.

Q: Is financial aid available?
A:Yes! Please fill out the financial aid application during student registration.

Q: Where is this program being held?
A: All Splash! Fall 2023 classes and events will be held in Warren Hall. Ignore Mann Library and Plant Sciences Building below. Student schedules will include locations for every class.


Q: Are my parents supposed to stay?
A: Our protection of minors/risk management policies prevent us from allowing parents/guardians to freely circulate in our Splash! lunch and classrooms. We welcome all adults to come with their students to check in, but they must leave afterward. Parents are welcome to explore Cornell and Ithaca, and we are happy to recommend some of the must-visit places in town.

Q: Can I switch classes during the program?
A: Yes! If you'd like to switch classes, please make your way to the Help Desk (in the Warren Hall lobby, right by check-in) for assistance.

Q: I requested financial aid but haven't received any confirmation yet.
A: Please contact us at splashcornell@gmail.com with as much information as possible, and we will get right back to you.

Q: What should I do when I'm done with all my classes?
A: We'll be collecting feedback forms and giving out goodie bags in the Warren Hall Lobby (our check-in location), at the end of our program at 5:00 p.m. If you'd like to be picked up early, please arrange to meet in the Warren Hall Lobby as well.

Q: I've never been to a Splash! event before... help!
A: Have no fear! Splash! is meant to be a fun experiment in learning what you want to, just because you want to. If you've never been on a college campus before, the buildings and students can seem intimidating at first, but you'll find that the area we've picked at Cornell isn't too hard to navigate and that there's always a volunteer in a Splash! shirt close by. Above all, remember Douglas Adams' timeless advice (Don't Panic!) and that there's never such a thing as a silly question. See you soon!