Community Service

Cornell Cares Day


Volunteers of all ages gather to work at various community agencies and organizations, including the Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross.  In one year, we assembled nearly 400 kits filled with personal hygiene items, which were given to people affected by disasters. Thanks to all for giving back to our community!




Throughout the year, Cornell area professionals meet at local pubs for socializing and networking. In October is Zinck's Night and May Slope Day Happy Hour. 


Lectures by Cornell Faculty

Founder's Day

In January, in honor of Ezra Cornell's birthday, we hold our annual Founder's Day luncheon or dinner.  A keynote presentation typically is delivered by a visiting Cornell University dean or professor.  In 2017, Dean Mark W. Nelson, pictured left, entertained and enlightened alums with his vision for the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. An expert in accounting, he also explained his research on the psychological and economic factors that influence business decisions.



Big Red Hockey

Dinner at the Statler + Hockey at Lynah Rink

Each January, an enthusiastic group of alums and their families trek to Ithaca to watch Cornell Hockey.  We dine at Statler Hall before the game, and then join the Lynah Faithful to cheer on the Big Red.



Student Events

April, Accepted Students' Reception


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.

October 18, 2019

Zinck's Night

Unter Biergarten

November 4, 6:30 PM

Evening at the D&C

245 E Main St, Rochester, NY

November 18, 11:30 AM

Cornell-Penn Luncheon

Inn on Broadway

December 7, 6:30 PM

All-Ivy Ball

Genesee Valley Club

January 11, 2020

Founder's Day Luncheon

Country Club of Rochester

January 25

Cornell Hockey v. Harvard

Lynah Rink

March 21

RPO: Beethoven + Brahms 4

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre


Admitted Students Reception

Oak Hill Country Club

May 6

Slope Day Happy Hour



Annual Meeting


Student Send-Off

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