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

On July 8, the Ivy League announced that its member institutions would not hold intercollegiate athletics events and competitions prior to the end of the fall 2020 semester. The status of the remaining winter and spring sports schedules, as well as whether fall sports events and competitions may resume in the spring, will be determined at a later date. Please visit for updates.


Due to public health and safety concerns, visitors are prohibited from entering any campus facilities during the fall semester, and therefore will not be allowed to attend in-person concerts, meetings and lectures. In some cases, these events will be live-streamed and/or recorded for off-campus audiences. Visit to learn more.

Alumni events such as Homecoming will be held virtually, and campus tours for prospective students and their families will continue to be virtual only.

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. 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.

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.