Get ready to celebrate with Big Red fans near and far - October 4-5, 2019!

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A celebration of community

Homecoming is all about community. Each fall, the Cornell community gathers in Ithaca and around the world to connect, learn, relive favorite Cornell traditions, and make new memories.

Save the date for Homecoming 2019 – October 4-5!

Featured Homecoming Events


4:00 p.m.

Homecoming Information Tent

In front of Bartels Hall

7:00 p.m.

Fireworks and Laser Light Show

Schoellkopf Field


8:30 a.m.

Homecoming 5K

F.R. Newman Arboretum, Cornell Botanic Gardens

9:00 a.m.

Homecoming Information Tent

In front of Bartels Hall

9:30 a.m.

Homecoming Arts Tour

Human Ecology Building (Level T), 37 Forest Home Drive

11:00 a.m.

"Return to the Classroom" Homecoming Faculty Speaker

Hall of Fame Room, Friends Hall

12:00 p.m.

Big Red Fan Festival

Crescent parking lot

Homecoming Welcome Tent

Crescent parking lot

Student T-shirt Giveaway

Lynah parking lot

3:00 p.m.

Cornell vs. Georgetown Football Game

Schoellkopf Field

7:00 p.m.

Homecoming Concert

Barton Hall


Lauren Graham Garcia

Associate Director, Homecoming and Special Interest Programs



Future Homecoming Dates

September 25-26, 2020

September 17-18, 2021

Past buttons from Cornell Homecoming

Button Design Contest

Make Homecoming history: your design could be on this year's commemorative button!

Design Contest Details
Division of Alumni Affairs and Development 130 E. Seneca Street, Suite 400 Ithaca, NY 14850