Student Life

Things to Do

Events Calendar

A comprehensive, searchable database of Cornell happenings.

Willard Straight Hall

One of the first student unions in the United States, and home to all kinds of recreational activities, including a cinema, music room, art gallery, browsing library, and computer lab.

students canoeing

Cornell students can rent canoes from Cornell Outdoor Education and canoe on Beebe Lake, near central campus.

The Big Red Barn

A social hub for Cornell graduate students, offering opportunities to mingle in a pleasant, informal atmosphere.

Cornell Cinema

Dubbed "Ithaca's year-round film festival", Cornell Cinema is one of the best campus cinema programs in the U.S., showing almost 400 popular, eclectic, and artistic films a year.

Cornell Plantations

Natural areas surround and are a part of Cornell's campus: walk, ride, and enjoy the arboretum, botanical gardens, and many park-like settings.


Cornell's Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts presents a full season of outstanding performances.

Ithaca and Tompkins County Attractions

Find out what's happening in Ithaca and the surrounding areas: a full list of music, exhibitions, and unique events.