Due to construction in MVR, many faculty, staff and lab facilities have new locations. The resources here are meant to assist you in navigating to areas of campus where faculty, staff and labs are located during MVR renovations.

Since Martha's Cafe will be relocated to the MVR West Addition Foyer (just off the MVR Commons) and modified to Martha's Express, offering a modified menu, this page also includes a quick link to Cornell Dining Services for more options. Please note: The Big Red Barn has expanded its sandwich menu to accommodate changes to Martha's Cafe during construction. Check out online ordering options at the Dining Services website.

You will also find a quick link to the Cornell Transportation website for information about parking and transportation around campus. And information about spaces in MVR for meeting, collaborating and studying will assist you in finding spaces for these activities in MVR.

If you have questions, concerns or suggestions about resources and/or maintaining the College of Human Ecology Community during the MVR renovations, please share them. One way to do that is by sending a message to CHE-Renovation@cornell.edu.

Map of surge locations

Surge locations [PDF] where CHE faculty and department staff will be moved during the renovation.

You can search for people and their locations and contact information by using the College directory or the University directory. Following is a general list of departments and units and their new locations:

Department/Occupant Location Room/Floor
Admissions Academic Surge A (Ag Quad) TBA
Alumni Affairs and Development Schurman (Vet School) TBA
BCTR 35 Thornwood Drive TBA
Communications Office Schurman (Vet School) TBA
Computing Services Schurman (Vet School) TBA
CORE 35 Thornwood Drive TBA
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) MVR TBA
Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit (CSCU) Academic Surge A (Ag Quad) TBA
Design + Environmental Analysis Graduate Students Human Ecology Building TBA
Design + Environmental Analysis Research MVR TBA
Emerita ILR Conference Center TBA
Finance/Budget Schurman (Vet School) TBA
Human Development Department Hub MVR TBA
Human Development Faculty Academic Surge B (Ag Quad) TBA
Human Development Faculty MVR TBA
Human Development Research Beebe TBA
Human Development Research MVR TBA
Nutritional Sciences Administration Kinzelburg TBA
Nutritional Sciences Administration Savage TBA
Nutritional Sciences Faculty Kinzelburg TBA
Nutritional Sciences Faculty Savage TBA
Nutritional Sciences Research MVR TBA
PAD CISER (Pine Tree Road) TBA
Policy Analysis and Management Faculty MVR TBA
Policy Analysis and Management Faculty Kennedy TBA
Policy Analysis and Management Faculty Roberts TBA
Policy Analysis and Management Research ILR Conference Center TBA
Registrar Academic Surge A (Ag Quad) TBA
Student and Career Development Academic Surge A (Ag Quad) TBA


Cornell's Dining Services website offers comprehensive information about where to eat on campus, hours of operation, online ordering, and more.

What about Martha's Cafe in MVR? Martha's will close on August 3 and will re-open in a new location (the West Addition Foyer, near the MVR Commons) as Martha's Express, offering limited service on August 15 and full service starting August 20. 

Cornell's Parking and Transporation website offers comprehensive information about parking and getting around campus. 

Stay tuned for information about spaces in MVR available for meeting, collaborating, and studying. As of June 11, 2018, the following areas of MVR will be available for use during MVR construction. 


  • G73
  • G77


  • G422
  • 1300H


  • HE Commons