Cornell Recreation Connection

​​​Providing recreational events for the Cornell community

The CRC's mission is to encourage camaraderie and the Cornell spirit among staff, faculty, and retirees by providing social and recreational events both virtually and in-person. Get involved with the CRC to help create events or join the mailing list to get event and NYC day trip notifications. Interested in joining our next meeting? Email to get the zoom link.


Do you have a fun idea for CRC's next event? Let us know! Send an email to with your idea. We look forward to hearing from you!


Upcoming  Events

Take a little break and enjoy some fun with your Cornell colleagues. These events are open to all Cornell staff, faculty, and retirees.

Halloween Happenings!

Click here to see this year's costume parade! 

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Text in image: Working at Cornell logo; Halloween Happenings! Monday Oct. 31, 11:30am - 1:00pm, Cornell Cinema in Willard Straight.  Costume Parade begins at 12:00 pm. Prizes awarded for costumes in the categories of Most Original, Funniest, Scariest, and Best Group. 

Please note: When selecting costumes, the CRC recommends being mindful of the risk of cultural appropriation.  There are a variety of definitions of cultural appropriation; in general it refers to the use of objects or elements of a non-dominant culture in a way that reinforces stereotypes and/or demonstrates a lack of understanding of the historical context of, or the meanings behind, these elements, thus can be considered offensive to members of that cultural group.” 
For more information see Planning for Religious Holidays, Observances, and Accommodations 

Pizza and dessert donated by Cornell Dining.
Prizes donated by Purity Ice Cream and Eta Pie.


Winter Themed Pictionary


12 Noon - 1:00 pm

Join us virtually for a fun filled hour of winter- themed Pictionary! Not sure how to play? No worries - we'll do a few practice runs before getting started.

Join Via Zoom

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Text in image: Winter themed dictionary - Tuesday, December 6, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, for zoom link visit



NYC Trips are Back!


$70 / person; Open to faculty, staff, retirees, and their guest.  See important note below image!


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NYC Day Trip, Saturday, December 10. $70 per person, open to faculty staff and retirees. Build you own adventure in NYC for the day! Itinerary: 6am bus leaves Cornell B-lot; 10:30am drop off at Bryant Park NYC; spend the day on your own in the city!; 8pm meet at Bryant Park for departure, midnight bus returns to Cornell B-lot. For more details and information on purchasing tickets visit

IMPORTANT: Make sure to thoroughly read through purchasing instructions downloadable from the red button above. If you recently made a payment to secure a seat for this bus trip, feel free to send us an email and let us know  at so we can confirm your seat.



Need lawn games for your upcoming event? CRC can help! Our inventory of lawn games can be borrowed, with the request of a donation that helps us replace old or broken games and purchase new ones for the future!


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   Get Involved with CRC

      Interested in planning events and meeting other colleagues? Join the Cornell Recreation Connection Committee! Help us create new programs and work with the team to decide which events will be offered in the upcoming calendar year. 

      The team meets monthly and aims to plan at least three on-campus events per year. We also offer virtual lunch time games every month! Join us in connecting our community  and to share your ideas. Contact the committee at for details.


Looking for information about renting CRC Park? Contact Conference & Event Services at the Division of Student and Campus Life:  607-253-8368