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Planning a Club Party

Big Red party planners, let’s get organized! Check out the information and links below.

Are you in? Get on the map.

If you’re a Cornell club leader planning a Charter Day celebration in your community, let us know.

We’ll include your celebration on our events page and place your Big Red party balloon on our Charter Day map for anyone to find! We’ll also help set up your registration page and send you important updates and downloadable resources.

Are there other Cornell clubs in your area? Consider joining forces—the bigger the bash, the greater the splash!

Get the word out.

Make sure to spread the word about your event through your networks.

And help us promote a consistent Charter Day look and feel, by using our recommended language, templates, and logos.

Prepare to party like it’s 1865!

It’s Big Red’s birthday—and what birthday party would be complete without props, decorations, and fun things to do? Check out these recommended party essentials.

Do you have other party ideas? Share them with us and with other clubs on LinkedIn.

Stay in synch and keep in touch.

Leading up to Charter Day, lots of alumni- and club-related events are coming your way. Here’s the overall planning calendar.

And check out for exciting news and announcements. Also, stay engaged with all things Sesquicentennial at


Here's our fact sheet for general information. You can also see your Global Charter Day resources in one place.

If you still have questions, get in touch with your regional liaison, or e-mail Mindy Hillenbrand at