Upcoming Events  
  • Sat., Jan. 6, Founder's Day Luncheon. Cornell Vice President for Student and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi will join us to celebrate Ezra Cornell's birthday. Following a three-course luncheon, Dr. Lombardi will give us an update on student life and his perspective for the future.
  • Sat., Jan. 6, Cornell Cares Day. Join us for a day of community service at Mary's Place. Volunteers will help organize their Clothing Closet so that they can be distributed to people in need. The organization received a tremendous amount of donated clothing and household goods this summer. Details to come.
  • Sat., Feb. 17: Cornell vs Yale Hockey with Pre-Game Dinner at Statler. Details for tickets to come.

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.

In the News

Thanks to CCR's John Bruns and CCE's Jarmila Haseler for organizing this successful tour of area farms and agribusiness operations Oct. 11. Read about it here:

Annual Cornell-Penn Luncheon, Monday, Nov. 20, 11:30 AM

We invite you to our annual luncheon featuring Dr. Robert Kurzban, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Psychology Department at Penn. He will explore how self-interest divides the public on many hot-button issues.

Dr. Kurzban is the author of The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind and Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite and The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind: How Self-Interest Shapes Our Opinions and Why We Won't Admit It. When it comes to politics, we often perceive our own beliefs as fair and socially beneficial, while seeing opposing views as merely self-serving. But in fact most political views are governed by self-interest, even if we usually don't realize it. Challenging our fiercely held notions about what motivates us politically, Dr. Kurzban's talk will explore how self-interest divides the public on a host of hot-button issues. This promises to be an engaging and timely topic!

Dr. Kurzban received a B.A. in Psychology from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Where: Inn on Broadway, 26 Broadway, Rochester
Cost: $24 per person
Contact: Matt O'Connor at oconnormatthew1@gmail.com

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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