Connect with Cornell Today

Wherever you live, whatever you do, and whenever you graduated, there are opportunities for you to be an active part of the Cornell community. Check out this list and see how many ways you can connect with Cornell.

student singing in voice lesson1. Tell others about your Cornell experience.

One of the best ways to support Cornell is simply to talk with young people about your experience on the Hilltop and how it changed you for the better. Your niece, your son's classmate, or the neighbor's kid could be a perfect fit for Cornell—and you can steer them in the right direction. You can also refer a student via our online form, or learn about additional Cornell Admission Recruitment Experience (CARE) volunteer opportunities.

2. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Thousands of Cornell alumni get their Cornell fix every day through social media. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and you'll be clued in to news, special events, and more.

3. Wear your Cornell gear proudly.

It's exciting catching another Cornellian wearing a Cornell hat or sweatshirt. Your Cornell gear is both a point of pride and a conversation-starter, a sign to the world that no matter where you live or when you graduated, you're a Ram forever. The best Cornell gear is always available at Cornell Bookstore

group photo of grads4. Make your annual gift. 

We know you've heard this one before, but it bears repeating—the earlier you make your annual gift to Cornell, the more good it does. Supporting the Annual Fund early saves money and builds momentum that results in more alumni participation. Give today.

5. Update your profile on myCornell, the online alumni network.

Keep your myCornell profile updated and you let both Cornell and your old friends know where life has taken you.

6. Cheer on the Rams at home and on campus.women's basketball at grinnell

Alumni can support Cornell student-athletes whether they're at home or on the road. Check for schedules and news. Can't make it to a game? Join in by watching online. You can stream select athletic events on your computer for free.

7. Attend an on-campus event—maybe Homecoming & Reunion Weekend.

There's just no substitute for being on the Hilltop. Annual events including Homecoming & Reunion Weekend and Family Weekend draw hundreds of alumni and friends to campus to reconnect with family and friends. Learn more at

denver event alumni group8. Join us at an event in your area. 

Cornell alumni live and work all over the world, so whether you live in Chicago or Tokyo, chances are there are some Cornellians nearby. You can check the Cornell Clubs page to find a club near you or if there's no club, find some tips for planning an event in your area.

9. Volunteer your time to work with Cornell alumni and students.

Did you know that giving back is one of the habits of happy people? You can take advantage of that by mentoring students, serving as a Class Agent or reunion volunteer, or volunteering with your local Cornell Club. Whether you're raising expectations or money, you'll know you're making a difference. For more information about opportunities to volunteer with Cornell, visit our volunteer page.

homecoming pennant class photo10. Send us news for your class's section in Cornell Report. 

When you get each issue of Cornell Report magazine, do you flip to the class notes first? Cornellians are interested in what their classmates are up to, and we make it easy for you to share your story with them. Tell us your story today.