Cornell College Events

Saturday, October 26th

Time Event Title
10:00 am-11:00 amConnections Cafe: Student/Alumni Networking Hour Orange Carpet
This Homecoming Saturday don't miss this chance to connect to and learn to network with your greatest resource: CORNELL ALUMNI! Mix and mingle with Cornellians of all ages on the Orange Carpet to make new friends and potential job or internship contacts. Contact for more information on this year's event and to RSVP.
11:00 amJV Volleyball at Illinois College Jacksonville, Ill.
11:00 amWrestling vs. Alumni Dual Mount Vernon
11:00 am-12:00 pmHigh School Book Group Cole Library
This month the HSBG book group will discuss "Darius the Great is not Okay" by Adib Khorram. The meeting date is Saturday, October 26, from 11-noon. If you would like to join the group please email Grace at This event is free and open to the public.
11:00 am-12:00 pmDiane Crowder: Woven Tapestries Cole Library
Professor Emeritus Diane Crowder: Artist's Talk on her Woven Tapestries Cole Library Third Floor Gallery, 11 am -12 pm, Saturday October 26. Meet the artist and hear about her process and influences as a weaver. Admission is free. All are welcome.
11:30 amWrestling vs. Intrasquad Dual Mount Vernon
12:00 pm-2:00 pmIntercultural Life Homecoming Open House Stoner House
Join Intercultural Life at Stoner House for food, fun, and games before the Homecoming game!
1:00 pmVolleyball at Illinois College Jacksonville, Ill.
Rams clinch MWC regular-season title
2:00 pmFootball vs. Monmouth Mount Vernon
2:00 pm-5:00 pmCenter for the Literary Arts Homecoming Open House Van Etten-Lacey House
Celebrate the legacies of Winifred Mayne Van Etten ’25 and Stephen Lacey ’65 at the Van Etten-Lacey House, the cherished home of the Center for the Literary Arts. ~ Enjoy the work of Cornell student creative writers and editors, watch letterpress demos on the iron Washington Press, and peruse archival materials, book art, and letterpress work. ~ We're also happy to present two pop-up literary performances — one by students who interned at the Chautauqua Writers’ Center this summer, and another by alumni. (We have one more alumni slot; email Becca Klaver at if you're interested!) ~ Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be served.
3:00 pm-5:00 pmHomecoming Reception for Alumni Invitational Exhibit McWethy Hall
This year’s Homecoming exhibition is an Alumni Invitational exploring possibilities within the theme of self-portraiture and encouraging visual metaphor, diverse interpretations, and inventive ways of seeing and addressing identity through visual means. The work ranges from exacting rendering, to the self as object, abstraction or non-objective, archetypal or otherwise conceptualized. All media included. A Homecoming reception with be Saturday, Oct. 26, 3-5 pm.
3:00 pmNational Novel Writing Month Time Thomas Commons
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is November, but the Block 3 class starts before then! Join us in Thayer or Lindquist to help meet that word count! Meet us on Fridays in the Van Etten-Lacey House for Freewrite Fridays that go longer and have cinnamon rolls for additional motivation. Anyone participating in NaNoWriMo is encouraged and welcome to attend!

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Sep 1st-Oct 27thArt Alumni Invitational: Self-Portrait As...(point of departure) McWethy Hall
Oct 25th-Oct 27thHomecoming and Reunion Weekend 2019 Cornell College

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