General Homecoming Information

Important Phone Numbers

Campus Safety



Thomas Commons Information Desk


Welcome Center and Check-In

Bardsley Grand Foyer, Thomas Commons 

Please check-in at the Welcome Center when you arrive on campus to receive your name tag and other registration materials. Non-registered guest may also register for Homecoming activities at the Welcome Center. 

Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Campus Facilities and Services Hours

Upper Level, Thomas Commons

All registered attendees will receive a discount from the bookstore (applied at checkout), valid Sept. 22-23.

Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m-4 p.m.

Luce Art Gallery
1st Floor, McWethy Hall

Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Zamora's Market
Middle Level, Thomas Commons

Zamora’s Market (formerly The Rathskeller) carries coffee, grill-to-order items, as well as cash and carry items.

Friday, 8 a.m.-Midnight
Saturday, 8 a.m.-Midnight
Sunday, 8 a.m.-Midnight

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.
Saturday, 9-11 a.m.

Transportation and Accessibility

Golf Carts

Golf carts will be available on campus throughout the weekend to assist alumni. To reach a golf cart for pickup anywhere on campus, contact the Thomas Commons Information Desk at 319-895-4334.

Friday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Bus Shuttle

A complimentary bus shuttle between the Cedar Rapids Marriott and Cornell will be available to transport alumni to and from campus. 

Friday, 3:30 p.m.-midnight
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:45 a.m. (Sunday)


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

Campus Policies and Procedures 

Complimentary Football and Games

All registered guests may use their name tag as a complimentary ticket to the football and volleyball game.  Guests may register in the Thomas Commons and name tags must be presented at the gate.


Free wi-fi is available to all alumni and families during Homecoming weekend.  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.

Registration Refund Policy

If you are unable to attend, a full refund will be given if the request is submitted to the college by Friday, September 22. Should a cancellation become necessary, please consider donating your registration fee to Cornell. All refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment. Refund requests should be directed to