Wherever you are, there we are!
There are more than 80 active domestic clubs and 30 international clubs that together produce more than 1,000 events per year for our 225,000 living alumni around the world.
Nearly 1,000 dedicated volunteers participate on their local regional club board of directors, planning events and activities that appeal to the alumni in their areas. About half the clubs charge their own annual membership fee, and about half have participate in the university sponsored dues-free model.
How to Participate
- Visit the Domestic Regional Club listings or the International Programs listing to find your regional club and the link to its website and/or contact information.
- Go to the club's website or Facebook page to see a list of upcoming activities.
- Register for an event.
- Make sure your email address is current with Cornell so you get invitations to upcoming activities from the university, your college, and your club.
- Seek out a volunteer board member at the event to learn more about upcoming activities or volunteer opportunities.
- Club officers, visit the Club Leader Toolkit page to stay on top of your policies and proceedures.
Types of Events
There are about as many flavors of events as there are clubs, but here's a list of some of the most popular:
- Zinck's Night - a one-night celebration of Cornell, with 90+ social events happening at pubs and restaurants around the world on one night! (October 18, 2012)
- Cornell Cares Day - Together with students, clubs arrange a day of service in their communities. (Winter break, usually early January).
- Student Send-Offs - These picnics in August give our newest Cornellians and their excited/nervous parents a glimpse into the strength of the Big Red family they're about to join. (August)
- Accepted Student Events - Admitted students can get more more information to inform their decisions about where to go to school. Admissions sends decisions in April; these events occur during a specific decision window.
- Women's Networking Brunches - During winter break, alumnae and students get together in small groups at an alumna's home.
- Public Service - Volunteer side-by-side with other Cornellians to make a difference in your local community.
- Young Alumni activities - Social events, career advice, and much more.
- Career Networking - Sometimes these events feature a local business leader as a speaker, sometimes they're more informal. Either way, Cornellians like to hire other Cornellians!
- Cultural Events - Local alumni gather together to take a tour or attend a concert together. In some cases, if a Cornell alumnus/a works at a venue, the group is treated to a special tour.
- Athletic Events - Alumni tailgate and get blocks of tickets when Cornell teams come to their area.
- Outdoor Activities - Go for a hike, a bike ride, a canoe trip, or a day on the slopes with other active Cornellians.
- All-Ivy events - Especially in smaller markets, partnering on events with other Ivy League alumni clubs provides a broad opportunity for networking and socializing.
Regional Clubs in action: