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Get Involved

There are many opportunities for parents to get involved with Cornell. We hope that this page helps you to discover the forms of involvement that are best for you.

Big Red Athletics

Cornell athletic events take place all over the country. Plan to attend a Cornell game in your area, or on campus. For schedules and information, visit cornellbigred.com or call 607 255-2327.

Attend Events

Cornell has a busy event calendar! Learn about what’s going on with the new and improved Events Search.

Support Cornell

Make a gift to the Cornell Annual Fund or join Cornell Family Fellows.

Participate in Cornell Clubs and Associations

Cornell’s 130 clubs and alumni associations throughout the country and around the world offer a unique way for families to be involved with Cornell from afar. Programs and activities vary, but often include presentations by Cornell faculty members, student “send-off” events, luncheons with local community leaders, theatre trips, and sporting events. Cornell Clubs also organize special public-service projects and scholarship fund-raising events and participate in career and summer job programs that benefit Cornell, its students, and the local community. Many associations offer special memberships for families of current Cornell students. To learn more about events and opportunities in your area, find a club near you or call 607 255-3517.

Discover Cornell in New York City

Cornell has a vast presence in New York City. Find out what’s going on in the Big Apple and discover the Cornell Club of New York City.

Parents of Cornell students are eligible for membership in the elegant Cornell Club of New York. In addition to offering the amenities of a first-rate hotel, the club sponsors a full calendar of events, including theatre evenings, concerts, seminars, and museum and gallery tours. Call 212 692-1386 for more information.

Career Services

Consider participating in the variety of programs sponsored by Cornell Career Services, such as Student Jobs and Internships and the Extern Program. Student Jobs and Internships provides online information about internship and summer job opportunities located throughout the country. For more information, go to the website at career.cornell.edu or call 607 255-5221.

Networking

Cornell offers extensive opportunities to network with alumni. Check out Cornell on Facebook and Twitter, learn about Cornell Connect, or discover Cornell’s Entrepreneurship Resources.

Educational Opportunities

View lectures, interviews with faculty, and video clips about what’s happening on campus on Cornell Cast.

Visit Campus

Visiting Cornell is a great way to get involved. Start planning your trip to Ithaca, or learn about events on campus.

News and Information Sources:

  • EZRA, Cornell’s quarterly magazine.
  • The Cornell Alumni Magazine carries news and feature stories on students, faculty, research, and campus programs and is published six times a year.
  • Read the Cornell Chronicle. The Cornell Chronicle, Cornell’s official news source, is published weekly online during the academic year, except during University vacations. The Chronicle focuses on events as well as faculty, staff, and students.
  • Read the Cornell Daily Sun. The Cornell Daily Sun is one of the oldest daily college newspapers in the country. Written and edited entirely by Cornell students, the Sun is a good source for student perceptions of campus events as well as local, state, national, and international news.