Pushing the Boundaries of Business Education on the Johnson Campus and Beyond.

The Johnson campus provides business students from all industries and career levels a place to collaborate and push each other and their respective industries forward. The campus connects Ithaca, NY, locals, NYC executives, business students from across the country, and even businesspeople from China to foster global connections.


Exterior of Sage Hall on the Cornell Campus.
The sunlight filters through the glass ceiling in the Stage Hall atrium year round.
Students can study and collaborate within the glass ceilinged atrium in Sage Hall.
Sage Hall's libraries provide quiet workspace for Johnson students.
The stairway from Sage Hall's classroom level to the upper floor feature red signs commemorating student teams who've won case competitions.
The third floor of the Marin Reading Room in Sage Hall is study space only accessible by Johnson students.
Room 301 in Sage Hall acts as a study space and an event space often used by student clubs or other offices hosting panel discussions. This space is only accessible to Johnson students.
The front wall of 301 in Sage Hall features breakout areas and study space for students to work in groups or alone. This area has views of the School of Hotel Administration's Statler Hall through the window.
Sage Hall offers some peaceful soft seating options nestled between book shelves and windows for introspective quiet work.

Sage Hall

Built as the first women’s dormitory at Cornell in 1875, Sage Hall is now the hub for the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. In the late 1990s, a $38 million renovation transformed the residential Gothic-style building into an academic instruction facility. The building was brought into the 21st century while maintaining the historical aspects of the space.

A Closer Look at Sage Hall

View of Sage Hall's glass ceiling from inside the atrium

Glass-Ceilinged Atrium Brings in Nature

The Sage Hall atrium glass ceiling was inspired by the main exhibition hall at the Oxford University Museum. The addition of the ceiling changed the inner courtyard into a covered atrium for use in all seasons. The soaring glass ceiling provides a light, airy space even in the weak sunlight of winter months. The natural light bounces off the walls providing a natural, calm setting for Johnson students to congregate.

Exterior photo of the center tower of Sage Hall

Towering Above the Competition

The original Sage Hall dormitory included a Gothic-style central tower. The iconic tower was removed in 1950, likely due to aging. As part of the renovations preparing the building for use by Johnson, the central tower was restored to its former glory. The renovated tower and original exterior walls act as reminders of the historic building even as modern touches were added to increase the functionality of the space.

Students grab food from the Atrium Café

Create Connections at the Atrium Café

The Atrium Cafe´ is a favorite on the Cornell campus for its many food and seating options and lack of crowds. The Atrium Café is housed under the glass ceiling in Sage Hall and is ideal for business meetings over lunch. The menu includes a make-your-own salad bar, soups, sandwiches, dumplings, hot lunch options, and personal pizzas. The Atrium Café also serves Starbucks coffee.


Exterior of the Breazzano Family Center for Business Education located in Collegetown a short walk from the Cornell campus.
Upon entering the Breazzano Family Center there is a front desk and a grand staircase.
The lower level of the Breazzano Family Center includes tables and chairs perfect for snack breaks between classes. The floor also features a classroom and two breakout rooms.
Students, faculty, visitors of the Breazzano Family Center can relax in the various soft seating options within the building.
The first floor of Breazzano features large tiered classrooms. Located just behind the wooden accent wall.
The glass walls of the Breazzano Family Center allow those in the building great views of the Cornell campus and Ithaca, NY.
The glass throughout the Breazzano Family Center for Business Education enables for freethinking and collaboration.
The breakout rooms in Breazzano can be used for solo work, teleworking with others, and/or group in-person work.
The collaboration spaces available in Breazzano facilitate the exchange of innovative ideas among Johnson students.

Breazzano Family Center for Business Education

A modern 76,000-square-foot building, the Breazzano Family Center provides Johnson business students a high-tech space in Collegetown in Ithaca, NY. The building is just off the main Cornell campus and isn’t owned by Cornell. However, the building dramatically increases Johnson’s teaching space and adds energy to the Collegetown neighborhood.

A Closer Look at the Breazzano Family Center

Interior photo of a tiered classroom in Breazzano

Classroom Options

The Breazzano Family Center increases Johnson’s teaching space and adds tiered and flat classroom options. Breazzano has two 90-seat and two 75-seat tiered classrooms. A flat-floor classroom in the building seats 120 students.

Students working in one of the breakout rooms in Breazzano

Individual Collaboration Spaces

Breazzano provides students with multiple collaboration spaces. The first floor of the building has a four-story atrium and multiple soft seating options where groups can meet informally. For longer, more formal meetings, Johnson MBA and MPS students can collaborate in one of the 19 breakout rooms in the building.

An exterior photo of Breazzano lit up at night

Burning the Midnight Oil

Breazzano is often open until 11:50 p.m., allowing students to use the facility well into the night. Additionally, students and staff that really thrive once the sun has gone down can get special approval to use the building until 12:30 a.m.

Studio with green screen

Broadcast Your Bright Ideas

Two state-of-the-art high-definition studios in Breazzano allow for collaboration from the Ithaca Johnson campus to the Cornell Tech campus in NYC and executive MBA programs in North and South America and China. The facility also features simultaneous translation, eliminating potential language barriers.


Johnson's presence on Cornell Tech's campus provides access for Johnson students to the bustling business world of NYC.
The Tata Innovation Center is where Johnson students attend class at Cornell Tech. The building was designed by award-winning Weiss/Manfredi and developed in partnership with Forest City New York.
The Cornell Tech campus is located on Roosevelt Island with views of both Manhattan and Queens.
The glass ceilings and walls of windows at Cornell Tech brings the energy of the outdoors inside even when the weather doesn't cooperate.
One-third of The Tata Innovation Center is devoted to academic use including the Masters Studio and the Maker Lab.
Students can relax in more casual seating options with views of the Cornell Tech campus and NYC visible outside.
The Tata Innovation Center was designed with collaboration and innovation in mind. Spaces like this allow for larger group collaboration and instruction.
The outdoor space at the Cornell Tech campus allows students to get a change of pace and brainstorm ideas with NYC as their muse.

Cornell Tech

As a business school, Johnson understands that sometimes you need to be fully immersed in the business world, which may include being in business centers for meetings and/or inspiration. To that end, Johnson is proud to have a presence on the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City.

A Closer Look at Johnson in NYC

Exterior of the Tata Center at Cornell Tech

Tata Innovation Center

 Johnson’s presence in the Tata Innovation Center puts students elbow to elbow with tech companies, startups, and venture capitalists. The only building of its kind in the NYC area, the Tata Innovation Center provides Johnson Cornell Tech MBA students a direct pipeline to job opportunities through connections made while still pursuing their degrees. The building itself was constructed to evolve as the business, tech, and teaching worlds grow through the years.

Exterior of The House at Cornell Tech

The House at Cornell Tech

Johnson Cornell Tech MBA students have the opportunity to live on Roosevelt Island, steps away from their classrooms and other campus events. The House at Cornell Tech is on-campus housing featuring fully furnished apartments with modern and urban touches. Additionally, each apartment boasts panoramic views of the campus, the East River, Manhattan, and Queens. Business students living at The House are also one short subway or tram ride away from Midtown Manhattan.

Two students collaborating in a Studio session

Working in the Studios

All Cornell Tech students participate in Studio. These collaborative courses combine the skills of Johnson business students with engineers and computer scientists, law students, and information systems students on campus. These early projects familiarize students with the various skill sets needed to solve tech problems and bring products to market. By the end of Studio, these teams will have their own startup concept and maybe even bring it to market.


Ithaca and Collegetown

Johnson students have the best of both worlds, with one campus building on the Cornell main campus and the other in Collegetown. This allows students, whether full-time in Ithaca, NY, or in town for a residential portion of their program, an opportunity to immerse themselves in the full Cornell University and Cornell SC Johnson College of Business experience on campus. Ithaca and Collegetown offer fantastic outdoorsy experiences and top-tier eateries year-round. Depending on the season, there is always natural beauty in Ithaca, NY.

Buildings and streetlights at the corner of Dryden Rd and College Ave in Collegetown

Local Hotspots for Students and Visiting Business Professionals

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Simeon’s American Bistro

Simeon’s American Bistro is a relaxed fine-dining restaurant located on Ithaca Commons. The restaurant offers brunch, lunch, and dinner menus as well as craft cocktails and wine. Located in a historic building on a busy corner of Ithaca, it offers great food and prime people-watching.

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Ithaca Beer Company

Not in downtown Ithaca or Collegetown, Ithaca Beer Co. is located just outside town between two New York State Parks. Ithaca Beer Co. offers a taproom and farm-to-table restaurant for guests to enjoy. Their Flower Power IPA can be found in 15 states across the East Coast.

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Bar Argos

Bar Argos is in the Argos Inn, a historic mansion in Ithaca. Bar Argos is open seven days a week and features an outdoor bar and patio. Guests that work up an appetite can enjoy small Mediterranean plates at The Rook Snackbar at Bar Argos.

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Souvlaki House

Souvlaki House in Collegetown serves up Greek delicacies, as one would assume. What’s surprising about this restaurant is its fantastic Italian dishes and other American-style food. The varied menu is complemented by large portions and reasonable prices.


Student shaking the hand of a an alum at a networking event

Our Cornell Community

The Johnson community, including those currently enrolled and alumni, collaborate on business innovations, networking, and job opportunities. The connections fostered within Johnson help propel graduates even further above their industry peers. Combining the power of a Johnson education, recent graduates and decades-long alums are developing innovative solutions to the business challenges of today and tomorrow.

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Programs Offered at Johnson

The variety of business degrees offered at Johnson enables everyone from recent undergraduates to executives with decades of experience to find the right fit for them. Depending on experience, location, and desired time commitment, a Johnson education can assist you in taking your business career to the next level.

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