Parents FAQ

Welcome Parents!


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 transport 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 my student bring?
A: Please pack a snack and a re-fillable 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 ($30) 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: Are parents/guardians 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, and to take part in our very exciting guardian program, which will begin at 10am in Weill Hall. Parents are also welcome to explore Cornell and Ithaca, and we are happy to recommend some of the must-visit places in town.


Q: Can my student switch classes during the program?
A: Yes! If you’d like to switch classes, please make your way to the Help Desk (in the Plant Sciences Building 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'll 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 cookies in Plant Sciences 233 (our keynote location), at the end of our program at 5:50. If you’d like to be picked up early, please arrange to meet in the Plant Sciences Lobby.


Q: I’ve never been to a Splash! 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 areas we’ve picked at Cornell aren’t too hard to navigate and that there’s never a volunteer in a bright red Splash! shirt too far away. 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!


Q: What if my student is in need of something not mentioned above (a sign-language interpreter, a guide, disability services, etc.)
A: We want to make this program as accessible as possible for any student! If your student has any needs that we have not covered in the previous questions, please reach out to us at splashcornell@gmail.com. We will do our best to accommodate any additional needs in a prompt fashion.




Last modified by arl96 on March 23, 2016 at 05:14 p.m.