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?

  • CRA Fall Luncheon is Nov 511:30-1:30, at the Ramada Inn, 2310 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca. Deadline to RSVP is Oct 27. Featured speaker is Dr. Rhoda Meador, Director of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute and she will present on the “Age-Friendly” initiative in Ithaca and Tompkins County, a part of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. Please note that all retiree luncheons are subsidized by Cornell Human Resources, so we can offer a lower cost to our retirees. The price per person is still only $10. All lunches must be pre-paid. Please see registration details here. Call 607-255-3976 with questions or send email

  • Attention New Retirees: Please sign up for the Retiree newsletter: Help us keep you connected with Cornell by updating your address (home and email) in order to receive the newsletter and other information of interest to retirees. Contact for more information.

  • 2015-2016 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

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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.