Information for Family Weekend 2015

Thomas Commons Info Desk

Campus Safety

Welcome Center and Check-In
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. | The Bardsley Grand Foyer, upper level, Thomas Commons
7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | The Bardsley Grand Foyer, upper level, Thomas Commons

Complimentary football  and volleyball game entrance
All registered guests may use their name tag as a ticket to get into the football and volleyball games.  Guests may register in the Thomas Commons and nametags must be presented at the gate.


Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
All registered attendees will receive a discount coupon, valid Oct. 21-22.

Luce Art Gallery
McWethy Hall
Friday 9 am - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 am - 6 p.m.

Golf carts
Friday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Golf carts will be available on campus throughout the weekend for anyone who needs assistance.  To reach a golf cart for pickup anywhere on campus, contact the Thomas Commons Info Desk at 319-895-4334.


Elevators are available for use in King Chapel and in the Thomas Commons. 

Admission interviews
Interviews for prospective students can be scheduled by contacting the Cornell Office of Admission at 800-747-1112. Saturday visits are reserved for alumni friends and family. Please mention your Cornell connection when calling. Advanced scheduling is required. Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m and Saturday 9-11 a.m.

Hilltop Cafe Hours

Breakfast ($6.99): Friday 7:30-9 a.m., Saturday 7:30-9 a.m.
Brunch ($12.99): Sunday 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lunch ($8.50): Friday 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dinner ($9.29): Friday 5-7 p.m., Saturday 5-7 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 $4.59, Children 5 & under free

Mount Vernon
For information about Mount Vernon area opportunities, click here.

Post your photos and memories to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. To have your Twitter or Instagram post displayed on-screen in the Thomas Commons, be sure to tag the photo using both #HomeOnTheHilltop and #UpShow.

Wi-fi instructions
Free wi-fi is available to all alumni and families.  To connect, select the  "CornellOpenWifi” wireless network and accept the “acceptable use policy.”

No smoking
In accordance with the State of Iowa Smokefree Air Act, smoking is prohibited at Cornell College. All indoor and outdoor spaces are smoke-free.