PLEASE NOTE: We are not yet able to announce a 2020 events calendar, as that will very much be determined by the progression of the current public health crisis and the reopening process of our campus. When standards from the university, government and health officials have been created to indicate that planning for major events can take place new dates will be announced. Once a decision is made, it will be updated on our website. 


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.


Bring a Child to Work Day

An entertaining and educational opportunity for children ages 8-16 to visit the Cornell University campus, explore interests and careers through activities, and see what parents, relatives and/or friends do at their jobs at Cornell.


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.