Life at Cornell: Something for Everyone
Collaborating and Innovating
From the moment you choose Cornell, you join the more than 250,000 members of the Big Red family — students, faculty, staff and alumni — representing our institution with pride.
While things are different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cornell is committed to the safety and well-being of our campus and surrounding communities. Learn more about the university’s response to COVID-19.
We are a diverse community of scholars who work, teach and engage in every corner of the world. Collectively we’re focused on creating knowledge for the public good, an ideal rooted in our identity as a private, endowed research university and the land-grant institution for New York state. We don’t just identify problems; we work to find and test solutions to our world’s greatest challenges.
Living and Learning
An open, collaborative and innovative environment where faculty, staff and students thrive as individuals and as a community.
With deep academic roots in Ithaca, N.Y., and an expanding presence in New York City, Cornellians have unparalleled opportunities for learning and engagement in a close-knit town, a global city and communities across the state. In every Cornell location, a spirit of inquiry binds our community together and compels us to engage with — and learn from — the people and places that surround us.
The Museum's permanent collection numbers more than 35,000 works, spanning six millennia and encompassing art from most world cultures.
Discover life changing experiences and opportunities for learning, discovery and public engagement both on and off campus.
The Cornell Dairy Bar in Stocking Hall, the sweetest place on campus, sells thousands of pints of ice cream each year.
With thousands of acres to explore, numerous gardens to enjoy, and engaging programs to learn from, we invite you to explore all that Cornell Botanic Gardens has to offer.
We foster lifelong learning and well-being through innovative services and strategies that promote the physical, emotional and social health of individuals and our diverse campus community.
"Extend your learning beyond the classroom, and embrace the breadth of Cornell."- Ryan Lombardi, Vice President for Student and Campus Life