Upcoming Events  

    Cornell Cares Day, Jan. 7, 9 AM till 12 Noon: RegisterWe will partner with the American Red Cross to assemble kits filled with personal hygiene items, which are given to people affected by disasters. Another way to help is to donate travel-size soap, combs, shampoo, razors, toothpaste to Club events.

    Founder's Day, Jan. 7, 6 PM: See below for a description. Register

    Cornell vs Dartmouth Hockey & Dinner, Jan. 28: SOLD OUT!

What We Do

  •  Speaker Events

    Join us for informative presentations by Cornell faculty as well as Rochester-area speakers.

  • Business Networking

    Network with Cornellians from the greater Rochester area.

  • Campus Connections

    Join us for fun trips to Ithaca for campus events.

  • Scholarships

    Help us award scholarships to Cornell students from the Rochester area.

  • Essay Contest

    Rochester area high school juniors compete for prizes and sharpen their critical thinking skills in our annual competition.

Scholarship Winners

Read about our current scholarship winners and how they expressed their appreciation for their award.

Meet the New Dean of Johnson
Founder's Day Saturday, Jan. 7, 6 PM

Dean Mark Nelson

Register Here | See Who's Coming

We're excited to announce our Founder's Day speaker will be Dean Mark W. Nelson, named the 12th dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management in June.

Dean Nelson has been a member of the Johnson faculty since 1990, served as associate dean for academic affairs from 2007 to 2010, and oversaw the school's tenure-track faculty and research. An expert in accounting, he has researched trade in financial markets and the psychological and economic factors that influence business decisions. We look forward to hearing his insights on that research as well as his vision for the school in the coming years.

Where: Country Club of Rochester, 2935 East Ave., Rochester
When: Saturday, Jan. 7, 6:00 PM cocktails, 7:00 PM three course sit-down dinner, followed by Dean Nelson's remarks.
Cost: General Attendees: $45 per person
Young Alumni (Classes of 2007-2016): $25 per person
Cornell Students: $15 per person
Cost includes one cocktail or glass of wine. Additional drinks may be purchased.

For event questions, please contact Lois Irwin at loisirwin1@gmail.com
For event registration questions, please email Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

Annual Cornell-Penn Luncheon, Nov. 21

Tom Schryver, Executive Director of Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement, treated the alums of Cornell and Penn to an informative presentation on the ways Cornell is helping support entrepreneurship both on and off campus.

Volunteers Always Needed

Did you know that all alumni in the Rochester area are automatically members of the Rochester Cornell Club? No dues required.

We invite you to come to our events, join a committee, propose ways the Club can do a better job, or volunteer to help. Specifically, these committees need members:

  • Scholarship: A new committee to administer our annual scholarship program for area Cornell applicants
  • Finance: To oversee scholarship fund investments
  • Programming: To help plan events

If you like speaking to CU applicants, consider joining the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network. CAAAN members contact local candidates who have applied to Cornell, to answer their questions about attending Cornell. We have hundreds of applicants in our area, many of whom go unassigned. To learn about CAAAN: http://caaan.admissions.cornell.edu/
To sign up: https://caaan.admissions. cornell.edu/vol/newmember.cfm

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Mission Statement

The Cornell Club of Rochester fosters opportunities for education, fellowship, and social interaction for Cornell University alumni, students, and friends, while serving as an ambassador of the University to the greater Rochester area.


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