Appreciation & Recognition Events

RED Days (Recognition Event Days)

RED Days are a fun, informal way of showing appreciation for Cornell’s hardworking employees. Several times a year, treats such as cupcakes or ice cream (as well as fruit and other dietary options) are distributed to employees from stations across Cornell campuses. There are also RED Days sales held in conjunction with the Cornell Store that offer discounts to staff and faculty.


Employee Celebrations 

Employee Celebrations are open to staff, faculty, retirees, and their families. These popular events feature athletic competitions, a Cornell community meal, and additional family-oriented activities. Employee Celebrations are held twice a year, in the fall and in the winter.


Staff Graduate Reception 

For employees who receive degrees through Employee Degree Program . This event promotes the university's pride in those employees who achieve their educational goals while also maintaining their job responsibilities. Those graduating should notify Benefit Services at (607) 255-3936 or benefits@cornell.eduto be included in this celebration.


Jennie T. Farley Office Professionals Celebration

Recognizes all office professionals for the important role they play on campus and the changing nature of their profession. Named for its co-founder and a late faculty member of ILR, the event draws more than 750 office professionals from across campus and is one of the largest workplace observances at Cornell.