|7:00 pm Dec 7th||Posadas Celebration and Tamale Dinner Russell Hall|
Join the members of OLA for a celebration of Las Posadas, a 400 year old holiday tradition celebrated throughout Latin America. Las Posadas is a celebration of the Christmas season which remembers Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem and their search for lodging. Students of all ethnicities and religions are encouraged to attend to learn more about the tradition, win fabulous prizes, and enjoy a traditional Posadas dinner of tamales.
|11:30 am Dec 9th||2nd Annual International Bake-Off Orange Carpet|
The campus community is invited to sample delicious desserts from around the world at the 2nd Annual International Bake-Off on Monday, Dec. 9, from 11:30 to 12:15 on the Orange Carpet. The desserts, made by the language clubs, will be available for tasting at no cost for as long as they last. A distinguished panel of judges that includes the chef of the Lincoln Café will rate the entries according to taste, presentation, and cultural authenticity; results will be announced around noon. Sponsored by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages.
|12:00 pm Dec 20th||Complimentary Faculty/Staff Holiday Lunch Hilltop Café|
Come enjoy outstanding food and conversation with colleagues at the annual Faculty and Staff Holiday Lunch. Food will be provided in the Hilltop Cafe, with seating available in Burgstahler Dining Room.
|9:00 am Jan 12th||Residence Halls Open at 9 a.m. Residence Life Office|
Residence Halls reopen at 9 a.m.
|11:15 am Jan 20th||MLK Week Kick-Off Event Orange Carpet|
Come down to the OC to kick-off a celebration of the life and successes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
|Jan 21st||MLK Week TBA|
A weeklong celebration of the life and successes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
|12:00 pm Jan 22nd||Deadline: Student Research Showcase Cole Library|
Submissions for the Student Research Showcase (to be held in Cole Library) are due today at noon.
|7:30 pm Feb 15th||Black History Month Show TBA|
Come out and celebrate African American culture with a show dedicated to African American History and its influences!
|8:00 am Feb 17th||Admission Senior Open House Kimmel Theatre|
|12:00 pm Apr 26th||Relay For Life Ash Park|
Join Colleges Against Cancer for Cornell's 11th annual Relay For Life. Students, faculty, staff, and community members come together to honor those who have battled cancer and support goals of the American Cancer Society. Last year more than $41,000 was raised. Help us to celebrate, remember, and fight back!
|3:00 pm May 10th||2014 Baccalaureate King Chapel|
This touching Cornell tradition features playful and meaningful words of gratitude by graduating seniors on behalf of their faculty, family, staff, and friends, as well as music by College organist Dr. Brett Wolgast, and inter-spiritual wisdom for the life journey which includes a message by College Chaplain Catherine Quehl-Engel. This optional event for graduating seniors and their loved ones lasts about an hour. Family and friends should arrive early as King Chapel typically fills for this event which begins at 3 p.m. In the event that all seats in the chapel fill, the ceremony will be shown live onscreen in nearby Law Hall, a fully accessible building.
|4:00 pm May 10th||Reception for Senior and Parents Garner President's House|
A reception for graduates and their parents. RSVP on the graduation events webpage.
|10:00 am May 11th||2014 Commencement Southeast Lawn of College Hall|
This culminating moment in each student’s college experience is celebrated with traditional rituals including mortarboards, gowns, faculty in colorful academic regalia, and celebratory music. This event features traditions unique to Cornell such as student and faculty keynote speakers chosen by the senior class as well as seating arranged by student preference instead of alphabetically or by major. The ceremony will take place on the lawn behind College Hall just west of 5th Avenue SW. The area will be open for guests at 8:30 a.m. Adequate seating is available for all who wish to attend. Family members and friends should be seated by 9:45 a.m. so the ceremony can begin at 10 a.m. This event typically concludes by 12:30 p.m. Umbrellas will not be allowed in the seating area. Ponchos will be provided in the event of rain. If severe weather is expected, Commencement will be held in the Small Multi-Sport Center. Notification of the venue change will occur by 10 a.m. Saturday via e-mail to all seniors and on the college’s homepage.
|8:00 am May 17th||Admission Junior Open House Kimmel Theatre|
|Aug 4th||Iowa Private College Week Kimmel Theatre|