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Due to public health and safety concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Cornell’s in-person Reunion will become a virtual celebration for all-alumni the weekend of June 5. Planning for this virtual event has already started, and we’re hoping to celebrate in-person with alumni of the 0s and 5s during Homecoming Weekend, September 25-26, 2020.

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Reunion FAQ

Why hold virtual programming for June 2020 when Reunion is about connecting in person?

Many alumni are looking forward to celebrating Reunion weekend on June 5-6. Some had planned to travel to Ithaca, while others planned to join remotely to partake in programming offered by Alumni Affairs, colleges, schools and units. During this unprecedented time, we believe it is important to move forward with a “virtual Reunion” as a means of connecting Cornellians from around the world and bolstering our Big Red spirits. We hope that as many alumni as possible will save the date and plan to attend one – or all – online sessions!

Can Reunion classes of 0s and 5s combine with 1s and 6s in June 2021?

Unfortunately, the Cornell campus does not have the capacity to host the 2020 and 2021 Reunions concurrently. With nearly 8,000 people attending Reunion weekend annually, dorm space and facilities are already near to capacity.

Can Cornell hold two Reunion weekends in June 2021?

Under normal circumstances, campus is bustling with activity throughout the summer. The timing of summer events – Commencement, summer sessions, youth camps and conferences – does not allow for us to host two separate Reunion weekends.

Can I come back to Reunion 2021 if I am not from a class ending in 1 or 6?

Yes! We will offer the opportunity for alumni to register for Reunion 2021 as Non-Reunion Year attendees, although on-campus housing for Non-Reunion Year alumni cannot be guaranteed.

Why choose Homecoming as a time to host Reunion 2020 gatherings?

Homecoming brings students and alumni together to experience the best of Cornell. Our programming provides opportunities for Cornell friends and families of all ages to celebrate on campus. By working with Reunion volunteers, we are exploring options for classes to celebrate with their peers, and also connect with other members of the Cornell community.

Yom Kippur starting on Sunday, Sept. 27. Can we celebrate Reunion during Homecoming weekend?

Cornell’s traditional Homecoming activities conclude the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 26. Class volunteers will be mindful of the timing for 2020 Reunion dinners, tailgates, and other activities to ensure that those activities also conclude by Saturday afternoon.

Future Reunion dates

Reunion 2021: June 10-13

Reunion 2022: June 9-12

Reunion 2023: June 8-11

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