Social Events


Annual events include:

 -  Zinck's Night in October

 -  Dinner & Hockey Game in January

 -  Slope Day Happy Hour in May

Recent family events have been held at Seabreeze Amusement Park and at Wickham Farms.




For eighty years, the Cornell and Penn clubs have held a luncheon on the Monday before Thanksgiving.  Recent speakers have included Economics Professor Robert Frank, Government Professor Adam Levine, and Bill Newlands, CEO of Constellation Brands.

Every January, we celebrate Ezra Cornell's birthday with our annual Founder's Day luncheon or dinner.  Recent speakers have included Corey Earle, who teaches The First American University on the history of Cornell, Ryan Lombardi, Vice President for Student & Campus Life, and Mark Nelson, Dean of the Johnson Graduate School of Management.


Community Service

On Cornell Cares Day, Cornell alumni and students around the world work together on service projects in their hometowns and build connections with fellow Cornellians.  Recent projects have benefited the American Red Cross and Mary's Place.



Student Events


Cornell Alumni Admission Ambassador Network (CAAAN) members meet with high school seniors who have applied to Cornell

University to share their experiences, provide general information about Cornell, and answer questions.

Each year, we award scholarships to Cornell students from the Rochester area.

In addition, our annual reception for accepted students and their parents attracts an impressive crowd at Oak Hill Country Club. In August, at a private home, alums host Rochester area freshmen and transfer students for a send-off party. It provides a unique opportunity for incoming students to meet classmates before heading off to campus.

2021-2022 Calendar of Events


August 9, 7 PM

Student Send Off

Location provided after registration

June 22, 4-5:30 PM

Annual Meeting

Genesee Valley Club

May 11, 5:30-7:30 PM

Slope Day Happy Hour

Genesee Brew House

January 15, 12 PM

Founder's Day Luncheon



November 15, 12PM

Cornell-Penn Luncheon


October 21, 5-6:30 PM

Zinck's Night

Three Heads Brewing