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Cornell is located in the "607" Area Code.

Phone Numbers:

Dial 911 in case of emergency.

Dial 255-1111 to contact the police to report a non-emergency on-campus incident or for information and general assistance.


How can I call 911?

On a 253- 254- and 255- prefix Cornell-system phones, lift the receiver, wait for the dial tone, and press 911. There's no need to press "9" first for an outside line.

On Cornell Blue Light and other campus-emergency phones, just lift the receiver or press the button. These phones all have a direct connection to Cornell Police for emergencies, assistance, or information.

On pay phones, lift the receiver, wait for the dial tone, and press 911. No coins are needed.

On other non-Cornell-system phones, lift the receiver, wait for the dial tone, and press 911.


Calling 911 from a Cellular Phone:

If you call 911 on a cellular phone on campus (or anywhere in Tompkins County), your call will be routed to the Tomkins County 911 Center. Because cellular calls go to many "cell sites," your 911 call may not be answered close to your location. Describe as clearly as possible the location and nature of the emergency and the call will be routed to Cornell Police or other appropriate local emergency-response agency.