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Cornell Employee Celebration

Cornell Employee Celebration is for staff, faculty, retirees and their families. The event features athletics events, a Cornell community dinner, and additional activities. The event is held twice a year, in the fall and in the winter.

Upcoming Events

Cornell’s Winter Employee Celebration is set for Saturday, January 17. Tickets go on sale December 8 through January 9. Your $5 ticket, which includes dinner and all events, may be purchased at the Athletic Ticket Office in Bartels Hall (M-F 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or call 255-4247.

  • CU Community Dinner
    • The dinner featuring chicken parmesan and baked ziti with Italian cheeses (vegan option available) will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Ramin Room, Bartels Hall. Children’s activities will be available as space permits.
  • Entertainment
    • Cornell University mascot, pep band, CrossRoad Clown
    • Children’s activities: remote control cars, craft projects, rub-on tattoos
  • Athletic Events
    • Big Red swimming and diving vs. Columbia University, 1:00 p.m.
    • Big Red women’s basketball vs. Columbia University, 1:00 p.m.
    • Big Red men’s basketball vs. Columbia University, 4:30 p.m.

  • Additional Activities
    • The Helen Newman Bowling Center will be open from Noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 17 offering $1 shoes and $1 games for Employee Celebration Day.

  • Free Parking (available at Hoy Parking)

  • Sponsors
    • Division of Human Resources and Safety Services
    • Department of Athletics and Physical Education
    • Department of Facilities Management
    • McDonald's
    • CFCU Community Credit Union
    • Pepsi

Seeking Volunteers

Because our faithful student volunteers will be mostly off campus in mid-January we will really need employees to step up and volunteer to help with set up, serving, children’s activities and clean-up. All volunteers scheduled for 2-hour shifts will receive an Employee Celebration t-shirt, especially designed for Cornell’s Sesquicentennial, and a complimentary meal/game ticket for the day’s events. Please contact to volunteer for this event. Volunteers signed up before December 18 will be entered in a special EARLY VOLUNTEER DRAWING with an opportunity to win local dining certificates, athletic tickets and much more!