Cornell Recreation Connection

​​​Providing recreational events for the Cornell community

The CRC's mission is to encourage camaraderie and the Cornell spirit among members of the community - staff, faculty, and retirees - by providing social experiences and recreational events.


Upcoming Employee Events

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11:30-1:00 pm, Lynah Rink

$4 per person includes skate rental and $1 donation to Employee CARE Fund

Click to RSVP



3:00 - 5:00 pm, Human Ecology Building Commons

Pizza and beverages will be provided!

$5 suggested donation goes to Employee CARE Fund

Click to RSVP



12:00-1:00 pm, Helen Newman Bowling Center

$6 per person includes shoe rental and pizza.  


New York City Day Trips

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Just $54 Round-Trip, Per Person!

CRC offers discounted day trips to New York City each month through Swarthout Coaches. Round trip bus fare is just $54 per person for Cornell employees and their guests. 

Contact Swarthout Coaches directly to make a reservation. You will need to provide your Cornell NetID and payment at time of reservation. Seats are assigned and filled from front to back of the bus as payment is received. You will receive confirmation by email, which will also be your boarding pass for the trip – please be sure to bring a printout of the confirmation email on the day of travel.

Purchase Tickets


2020 Trips

  • March 7, 2020: Enjoy Philadelphia!
  • May 16, 2020: Cornell NYC One Day
  • August 8, 2020: Lancaster Outlets
  • August 15, 2020: NY Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies
  • Sept. 12, 2020: Cornell NYC One Day
  • Nov. 14, 2020: Cornell NYC One Day
  • Dec. 5, 2020: Cornell NYC One Day
  • Dec. 12, 2020: Cornell NYC One Day


  • 6:00am Bus loads at Cornell B Lot corner closest to Caldwell Rd
  • 6:15am Bus departs for NYC – (you must have your boarding pass to board the bus)
    • This is an express trip, no stops will be made.
  • 10:45am Bus arrives and drops off guests at Bryant Park
  • Spend the day on your own in the city
  • 8:30pm Bus picks up guests from Bryant Park and departs for Cornell University
  • 1:00am Return to Cornell B Lot



 Should Swarthout Tours cancel a trip due to a lack of reservations your money will be promptly returned. Swarthout Tours is not responsible for the cost of any tickets you may have purchased to concerts or shows that you may miss in New  York City in the event of trip cancellation.


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Get Involved with CRC

There are two ways to get involved with the Cornell Recreation Connection:

  • Join the Recreation Committee, which plans trips and events. The team meets monthly and aims to plan three on-campus events per year. We need people to help decide what type of events we will offer, co-chairs for each event, and volunteers to help at events. Get in on the ground floor and share your ideas. Contact Cheryl McGraw, 255-7565 for details.
  • Sign up for CRC's email list to get event and trip notifications as they are updated.


Looking for information about renting CRC Park? Contact Conference & Event Services at the Division of Student and Campus Life:  607-255-5368