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Ithaca, NY 14853
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Cornell Employee Celebration

Cornell Employee Celebration is for staff, faculty, retirees and their families. The event features athletics events, a Cornell community dinner, and additional activities. The event is held twice a year, in the fall and in the winter.

Upcoming Events

Cornell’s Fall Employee Celebration is set for Friday, October 2nd. Tickets go on sale August 28th through September 25th. Your $5 ticket, which includes dinner and all events, may be purchased at the Athletic Ticket Office in Bartels Hall (M-F 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or call 255-4247.

  • CU Community Dinner
    • The dinner, featuring BBQ chicken and pasta with grilled vegetables and marinara sauce (vegan and gluten-free options available), will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Barton Hall. Children’s activities will be available as space permits.
  • Athletic Event
    • Big Red Football vs. Colgate University at 7:00 p.m.
  • Additional Activities
  • Free Parking (available at Hoy Parking)

  • Sponsors
    • Division of Human Resources and Safety Services
    • Department of Athletics and Physical Education
    • Department of Infrastructure Properties and Planning
    • Cornell Catering
    • Cornell Cinema
    • Pepsico

Seeking Volunteers

All volunteers scheduled for set-up (3:30 to 5 pm), serving (4:45 – 7 pm) or clean-up (6:30 to 7:30 pm) will receive an Employee Celebration t-shirt and complimentary meal/game ticket for the day’s events. Please contact to volunteer for this event. Volunteers signed up before September 18 will be entered in a special EARLY VOLUNTEER DRAWING with an opportunity to win local dining certificates, athletic tickets and much more!