Members of the Cornell University Glee Club sing “Happy Birthday” to the Cornell Chimes.

Homecoming

At Homecoming 2018, Chimes and Glee Club celebrate 150 years

The Hill is alive with the sound of Cornell’s musical organizations every Homecoming weekend—it’s tradition. But during Homecoming 2018, the familiar sounds of the Cornell Chimes and the Cornell University Glee Club had special meaning because both celebrate 150 years of making music this year. Playing through the past together The chimes first rang out … Read more

Homecoming 2018: community and fun enhanced by history

 On September 21-22, more than 12,000 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and community members enjoyed Homecoming traditions, including the Big Red Fan Festival and the football game against Yale. The weekend offered more than 150 events—from brunches and exhibits to tours and tailgates offered by colleges, units and campus organizations. “Homecoming was exhilarating,” said Lisa … Read more

Giving and engagement in 2018: Cornellians play key role in success

Alumni, parents, and friends gave to Cornell in significant amounts during fiscal year 2018, setting fundraising records and engaging with the university in many other ways. By volunteering, giving financial support, and staying connected online, Cornellians made July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018, one of the most successful years ever for philanthropy and participation. The university … Read more

Takeaways from TCAM 2017

Coming back to Ithaca from cities across the United States and from countries as far away as Singapore, they are business leaders, accomplished professionals, and tireless community organizers. To the Big Red community, they are known as Cornell’s “secret weapons”—as Frank H. T. Rhodes, president emeritus of the university, once described them. Members of the … Read more

Homecoming 2017: Big Red spirit shows its true colors

There were almost as many reasons to come back for Homecoming 2017 as the number of Cornellians who journeyed home to Ithaca. They watched the fireworks, shared memories with good friends, and petted a pony. They cheered for Big Red athletes, heard a lecture, and stomped grapes in the CALS Zone. They raised their glasses … Read more

Homecoming 2017 celebrates community

Ithaca-area communities gather with Cornell alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff for Homecoming 2017, Oct. 20-21, a weekend of learning, football, and all things Cornell. “Homecoming is a celebration open to everyone,” said Terry Hahn, director of Homecoming and special interest programs. “We’ve planned activities of all kinds – and even some ways people can … Read more

CACO bridges the gap with diverse networking event

What would you tell your undergraduate self today? This question was the challenge for diverse alumni who participated in “Bridging the Gap,” a career networking event held on Saturday, September 24, during Homecoming weekend and organized by the Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO). “We usually do a diversity networking event during Homecoming weekend,” said … Read more

Homecoming 2016 lifts Cornell community spirit

In the center of the Big Red Fan Festival, at the height of the Homecoming excitement, BreakFree Hip Hop cleared a circle in front of the DJ tent on the Crescent parking lot. About a dozen members of the Cornell student dance crew performed while a growing crowd of students, alumni, and community members pressed … Read more

Connecting Black Alumni

Since graduating 28 years ago, Michelle Brown-Grant ’88 has rarely missed a reunion of the Cornell Black Alumni Association (CBAA) – and she knows exactly why these events are important to her. “There is nothing like being around people who have helped shape your path and purpose,” she says. “CBAA reunions and other gatherings allow … Read more

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