Creating a Better, More Equitable World Through Business

Progress starts at home. Dyson School students learn how to use business for the greater good on the Cornell campus in Warren Hall before taking their learnings across the globe.

Originally built in 1932 for $500,000, Warren Hall continues to be an inviting environment for students.
The gold chandelier that greets the Dyson community as they enter Warren Hall is a gentle reminder of the history of Dyson and the icons that have walked the halls.
The stone floor in the entryway and the Robert F. Incorvaia Family Atrium of Warren Hall was repurposed from the marble partitions of the buildings original bathrooms.
Carpeting featured throughout Warren Hall, including this classroom, is made from recycled materials.
Warren Hall features extensive daylight penetration. Increasing daykight to occupant workspaces has been shown to have health benefits and increase productivity.
The Lill Family Lounge on the first floor of Warren Hall offers students a soft seating collaborative space.
The Beaux Arts design of Warren Hall has been maintained throughout renovations over the years including a major renovation completed in 2015.
Classrooms and common spaces in Warren Hall offer a full menu of digital support tools.
Warren Hall features soft seating areas for student use between classes for individual studying or meeting up with peers and collaborative work.
The large gold chandelier above the main entrance into Warren Hall is a regal reminder of the history of the building.
The stone facade of the building features an engraving of the name above the main entrance.
Warren Hall is a focal point of the Ag quad.

 Our Campus Changes the World

The business curricula offered in Dyson School programs empower students to use their business education to mitigate economic, social, and environmental issues. The impacts of the lessons learned extend beyond the walls of the campus in Ithaca, New York. The community fostered on campus creates a network of students returning to campus as proud alumni. Experience the robust, competitive culture of the Dyson School.

Warren Hall

Warren Hall is in the Agriculture Quad on the Cornell University campus. The building houses classrooms and administrative offices. The core of the building was constructed in 1930 and expanded in 1950. In 2013, Warren Hall underwent comprehensive renovations.

 LEED-certified plaque on Warren Hall.

A Building with Environmental Impact

Warren Hall is the first renovated Cornell building to be certified Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Platinum LEED certification is the highest certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Facade and roof of Warren Hall covered in foliage.

Auditorium Roof Covered in Plants

The auditorium of Warren Hall was refurbished with plants to provide insulation, storm-water treatment, and added longevity to the building. The roofing plants include succulents with water-storing leaves.

Black and white photo of George F. Warren

Building Namesake George Warren

Warren Hall’s namesake, George F. Warren, was a highly revered agriculture economics professor at Cornell. In addition to his time on campus, he was also an economic advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the early years of his presidency.

Ithaca and Collegetown

The Dyson School’s location in Ithaca, New York, surrounded by nature, is only logical for a school dedicated to business, people, and the environment holistically. The Ithaca area and Collegetown provide Dyson’s students access to nearby farmland and agricultural businesses, farm-to-table eateries, bustling restaurants, and the Finger Lakes wine region.

People sitting outside and walking around on the sidewalks in Collegetown.

Local Hotspots for Students

Ithaca Beer company logo.

Ithaca Beer Company

 Ithaca Beer Co. is located just outside Ithaca proper near two New York State Parks. Ithaca Beer Co. features a taproom and farm-to-table restaurant. Fans of the beer can purchase their Flower Power IPA in 15 states across the East Coast.

Purity Ice Cream logo.

Purity Ice Cream

Located in Ithaca, New York, since 1936, the ice cream shop was founded by a Cornell graduate. The ice cream is made in small batches and referred to as the “ice cream of the Finger Lakes.” In addition to ice cream, Purity Ice Cream offers baked goods, breakfast, and lunch options daily.

Collegetown Bagels logo.

Collegetown Bagels

Collegetown Bagels, or CTB, has three locations in Ithaca and is considered a right of passage for Cornell students. Collegetown Bagels offers bagels, other baked goods, salads, sandwiches, and coffee.


Our Cornell Community

Current Dyson School students benefit from the many Dyson School alumni who return to campus each semester. The collaboration between current students, recent alumni, and seasoned alumni provides members of the Dyson School community with countless networking opportunities.

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Programs Offered at the Dyson School

The Dyson School engages students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with performance learning opportunities. The interdisciplinary studies offered to Dyson School students as members of the Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business provide them with the Ivy League education offered to all Cornell students.