Making the most of your Cornell education means participation in life beyond classrooms and labs, which will also improve your academic success.
- Join a graduate or professional student organization
- Find Inclusion and Student Engagement affiliated groups
- Be a fan of the Big Red and sign up for your Big Red Sports Pass
- Engage in community service
- Explore Cornell United Religious Work
Tips & Topics
Come to the Big Red Barn
The Big Red Barn Graduate and Professional Student Center provides both a physical space for students to relax, but also offers dining facilities and hosts many events each year.
Welcome students with families
Ithaca is a family-friendly community and Cornell provides many resources for students with families.
Hear live music
In Ithaca and on campus, live music opportunities abound — for those who want to participate or just listen. The music department sponsors more than 140 free events each year. A capella is popular on campus. Watch for local and national artists and bands in the Ithaca clubs and coffeehouses, and on campus in Barton and Bailey Halls, The Bear's Den, and the Café at Anabel Taylor Hall.
Go to the movies
Discover exhibits, concerts, festivals, and other events
Check out the Ithaca Times, a free Ithaca weekly distributed all over campus or consult the Cornell Daily Sun and its weekly "Red Letter Daze" insert, as well as events.cornell.edu. Keep your eyes open—events are publicized through e-lists notices, campus message boards, chalkings and posters.