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 or call 607-255-1317.

Attend Events

There is always something happening on campus! Visit the Cornell events calendar to learn more.

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.

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 to connect Cornell students with internship and job opportunities. For more information, go to or call 607-255-5221.


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 is Cornell’s quarterly magazine.
  • The Cornell Chronicle is Cornell’s official news source. Published weekly online during the academic year, except during university vacations, the Chronicle focuses on events as well as faculty, staff, and students.