Cornell is one of just two colleges in the country whose entire campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Here you'll find eight buildings constructed in the 19th century that still serve us well, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to Old Sem, the building that comprised the entire campus in 1853.

You'll also find state-of-the-art facilities in our newly renovated Thomas Commons, a winner of the 2015 Facility Design Award of Excellence from the Association of College Unions International; award-winning architecture at Youngker Hall, home to Kimmel Theatre; and extraordinary renovations of historic spaces in buildings such as McWethy Hall, once a gymnasium and now a spectacular home for the Art Department.

In 2014 the college adopted a campus plan (see map), providing a framework for decision-making regarding campus development that supports the goals and initiatives of the strategic plan.

Campus buildings by category

Learn more about Cornell's buildings and athletic facilities.