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Bringing your family to Reunion


We welcome children at Reunion! We also know that you want grown-up time with your friends, so in addition to hosting child-friendly events, Cornell also offers a variety of childcare options. You may find yourself limited in your activities and participation in Reunion if you do not arrange for childcare in advance. For more information about childcare during Reunion, call the Alumni Affairs office at 607-255-7085.

IC3 (children ages 12 weeks to 10 years of age)

Children ages 12 weeks to 10 years can be enrolled in the Ithaca Community Childcare Center's program on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. For more details, call directly at 607- 257-0200 or visit This program requires submission of a paper registration form.

Teen Activities (age 16 years and older)

Looking for something for your teens to do? Check back to learn more about programming geared toward the teenage Reunion guest.

Cornell Reunion Kids Club (children ages 6 to 15 years of age)

The Cornell Reunion Kids Club is for children ages 6–15 on Friday and Saturday of Reunion weekend from 3:00 - 11:00 p.m. It provides adult supervision for academic programs, recreational activities, and dinner. Activities are designed to be age appropriate, with a separate schedule for each age group (6–8 years, 9–12 years, and 13–15 years).

Equipped with a gymnasium, pool, bowling lanes, lounge, and playing fields, Helen Newman Hall serves as the Kids Club headquarters. In addition, children may have opportunities to see and experience other parts of the Cornell campus.

The cost of the 2014 Cornell Reunion Kids Club is $68 per child per day. Pre-registration is required; parents may register children for one or two days. Registration for the Kids Club can be completed during the adult Reunion registration process and must be submitted no later than May 23, 2014.

Sample Schedule of Kids Club Program

Here's what kids and parents might expect during the Kids Club:

Children (6 to 8 years)

  • 3:00–4:00 p.m. Registration
  • 4:00–5:15 p.m. Swimming
  • 5:15–6:15 p.m. Dinner 
  • 6:00–6:45 p.m. Science Fun!*
  • 6:45–8:00 p.m. Bowling
  • 8:00–9:00 p.m. Arts & Crafts or Gym Play
  • 9:00–11:00 p.m. Movie or Quiet Activities
  • 11:00 p.m. Pick-up!

Youths (9 to 12 years) 

  • 3:00–4:00 p.m. Registration
  • 4:00–5:30 p.m. Bowling
  • 5:30–6:15 p.m. Dinner 
  • 6:15–7:30 p.m. Science Fun!*
  • 7:30–8:15 p.m. Swimming
  • 8:15-9:00 p.m. Arts & Crafts or Gym Play
  • 9:00–11:00 p.m. Movie or Quiet Activities
  • 11:00 p.m. Pick-up!

Teens (13 to 15 years)  

  • 3:00–4:00 p.m. Registration
  • 4:00–5:00 p.m. Science Fun!*
  • 5:00–6:30 p.m. Collegetown walk and dinner
  • 6:30–7:30 p.m. Taste of Cornell Academics
  • 7:30–9:00 p.m.  Swimming
  • 9:00–10:45 p.m. Bowling
  • 11:00 p.m. Pick-up

*Science Fun! introduces an age-appropriate scientific concept to our young participants with various Cornell departments. Previous partners include the Lab of Ornithology, Cornell Plantations, and the Cornell FSAE Racing Team.