For Retirees

Retired faculty and staff members carry on the proud tradition of service and dedication through volunteerism and community building at Cornell and in the local community.

What's New for Retirees?

  • Save the Date: CRA Spring 2015 LuncheonThursday April 9, 11:30am – 1:30pm, Ramada Inn, 2310 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca. Please RSVP by March 31. Elaine Engst, Cornell University Library Archivist, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collection, has had the privilege of working on the committee for the Sesquicentennial Celebration and will share with us “I would found an institution:” Celebrating Cornell’s 150 years.
  • Cornell Retirees Winter 2015 Newsletter
  • Save the Date: May 7, 2015, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, CRVIS Volunteer Recognition Celebration, Kendal at Ithaca, 2230 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca. Please RSVP by Friday, May 1 to Elaine Quaroni, 607-257-7741 or
  • 2014-2015 Cornell Retirees Association Officers
  • Bowling for Retirees: Friday mornings starting at 9:30am; Helen Newman Lanes, $5 includes 3 games and shoe rental. Call 255-4200 for details
  • Coordinator Kathee Shaff and volunteer Howard Evans talk about the CRVIS program on WHCU News Talk
  • Videos from past CRA Luncheons:
    • June 17, 2012: Susan Murphy, vice president, Student Academic Services
    • November 10, 2011: Don Rakow, Cornell Plantations, "Cornell Plantations: A Feast for All Seasons."
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Cornell Retirees Association (CRA)

All Cornell retirees are encouraged to participate in this networking and service group.

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Encore Cornell

Encore Cornell is a suite of programs designed to meet the diverse lifestyles of our retirees while fostering a continuing relationship with Cornell.

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Cornell Association of Professors Emeriti (CAPE)

Founded in 1982, Cornell Association of Professor's Emeriti (CAPE) has taken a leading role in fostering social and professional community among retired faculty through varied programs and activities, such as the Lecture Series, Rountable luncheons, and volunteer programs to name a few.

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Cornell Recreation Connection (CRC)

CRC's mission is to enhance and encourage camaraderie and the Cornell spirit among members of the community – staff, faculty, retirees and graduate students – by providing the opportunity for social experiences and outlets through recreational events.