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Reunion Theme: “On the Road to 50: Celebrating our Rich History While Looking Forward”

With great pleasure, the Cornell Black Alumni Association (CBAA) welcomes all Black alums back to campus for our first in-person Reunion since 2018. CBAA’s Reunion is in conjunction with Cornell University’s Reunion Weekend, June 6th – 9th, 2024, in Ithaca, NY. It is an opportunity for Black alums to celebrate our collective multi-generational influence at the university and, most of all, to celebrate us. So, pack your bags, travel from far and wide, and let’s kick off the celebration as we countdown to CBAA’s 50th year, family Reunion-style.

Housing and Headquarters Location

Class headquarters and housing will be on North Campus at Ujamaa (Low Rise 10).

Address: Ujamma Residential College, 68 Sisson Place, Ithaca NY 14850

Arrival and parking

When arriving for Reunion, guests may drop off passengers and luggage near Ujamaa (Ujamaa Residential College, 68 Sisson Place, Ithaca NY 14850) by turning into Program House Drive off of Jessup Road. Once passengers and luggage have been delivered, the driver should exit the drop off area via Jessup Road and park in A Lot.

The main parking lot on North Campus is the A-Lot behind the Townhouse Community buildings. Available parking will also be located in the Hasbrouck apartment complex outer circle (121 Pleasant Grove Road, Ithaca, NY 14850) across from North Campus. Additional parking locations and details are listed HERE. A Reunion shuttle van will be available to transport guests from A-Lot and Hasbrouck parking lots to HQ locations on Thursday between noon and 8 p.m. After Thursday, on-request ride assistance is available by contacting 607-255-7085.

CBAA Hotel Block

Campus housing reservations will open in early April as a part of overall Reunion registration. Though the dorm setup differs from when we were students, we understand dorm living may not suit everyone’s needs. To accommodate those who prefer to stay in a hotel, CBAA has reserved a special block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ithaca. Rooms are available for $279/night and can be booked at http://bit.ly/cbaa1976.

Still unsure about returning for Reunion 2024: Check out our Reunion FAQ

Questions? Contact our Reunion committee:

Morris “Mercury” Melvin ’75
Bomopregha Julius ’09
Amesika (Sika) Bediako ’04 – Housing Chair
Willie Davon Smalls ’08 – Registration Chair
reunion@cbaa1976.com

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CBAA Schedule

Thursday

11:30 a.m.

CBAA on the Vine Wine Tour: CBAA

5:30 p.m.

Welcome Dinner: CBAA

Headquarters, Ujamaa

8:00 p.m.

Welcome to CBAA Reunion 2024

Level B - Collegetown

Friday

7:00 a.m.

Grab and Go Breakfast at HQ: CBAA

Headquarters, Ujamaa

8:00 a.m.

Golf Outing: CBAA

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

11:00 a.m.

Unity Hour & Reunion Brunch: CBAA

Africana Studies & Research Center

1:00 p.m.

Black @ Cornell: Past, Present, Future Panel Program: CBAA

Room 132, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium

1:30 p.m.

Reunion Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving

Sage Chapel

3:00 p.m.

Reunion Feature: Olin Lecture

Bailey Hall

6:00 p.m.

Reception and Dinner: Diversity Alumni Programs

Physical Sciences Building

9:00 p.m.

Tent Parties

Arts Quad

11:00 p.m.

Sweatbox: CBAA

Headquarters - Ujamaa

Saturday

7:00 a.m.

Grab and Go Breakfast at HQ: CBAA

Headquarters, Ujamaa

8:00 a.m.

General Body Meeting: CBAA

Room 120, Africana Studies & Research Center

10:30 a.m.

Reunion Feature: State of the University Address with President Martha E. Pollack

Bailey Hall

11:30 a.m.

Panel and Social: National Society of Minorities in Hospitality 35th Anniversary Celebration

Silver Birch Suite, Statler Hall

1:30 p.m.

Celebration of Life for Dr. James E. Turner

Nevin Welcome Center Tent, Botanic Gardens

“Fun in the Sun” Family Festival

Arts Quad

5:00 p.m.

Lifetime Membership VIP & Cocktail Reception: CBAA

Toni Morrison Dining Hall, Dining Room

5:15 p.m.

Reunion Group Photo: CBAA

Toni Morrison Hall, Dining Room

6:00 p.m.

Sneaker Ball Dinner: CBAA

Toni Morrison Dining Hall, Dining Room

8:45 p.m.

Reunion Feature: Redstock

Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Klarman Hall

9:00 p.m.

Reunion Feature: Cornelliana Night

Bailey Hall & Statler Auditorium

Tent Parties

Arts Quad

11:00 p.m.

Sweatbox: CBAA

Headquarters - Ujamaa

Sunday

12:00 p.m.

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