Upcoming Events  

    Save the Date: Class of 2021 Student Send-Off Thursday, July 27! With the start of life as a Cornell student beginning in August, we invite you to greet Rochester area freshmen and transfer students at our annual send-off party. This fun event provides a unique opportunity for incoming students to meet some of their classmates, current students, and Cornell alumni before heading off to campus. Light dinner and refreshments will be provided.
    • Location: Private residence (address provided in registration confirmation email)
    • Cost: $10 per person. Free for incoming and transfer students
    • Contact: Anne and Steve McFarland at afr.mcfarland@gmail.com

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.

Agribusiness Tour: We Need Your Help

We are planning an Agribusiness Tour, a day-long boots-on-the-ground experience this fall to explore Upstate New York agribusiness. Since this is our first time organizing such an event, we need your help to schedule a convenient date. The tour will be your chance to interact with farmers and producers, to learn about the economic impact of agribusiness and the challenges faced, to learn about new plant varieties, methods and technologies, and to better understand the roles Cornell plays in upstate agribusiness.

Your day will include a tour of at least 5 agribusinesses, traveling by coach with lunch, and conclude with a tour and tasting at a beverage maker. The cost is estimated to be $65 to $75 per person. Please let John Bruns know a date this fall that best suits you.

Cornell Cares Day, Jan. 7

A capacity crowd of volunteers of all ages gathered to work at the Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross on Saturday. We assembled nearly 400 kits filled with personal hygiene items, which are given to people affected by disasters. Thanks to all for giving back to our community!

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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