Weeks of Welcome!

Get your year off to a super start!

Monday, Sept. 4

All College Gathering at 9 a.m., King Chapel

Poster Sale, Outside the Thomas Commons

Sept. 4, 6, 8

Intramural Tabling, Thomas Commons Lobby

Tuesday, Sept. 5

Spiritual  Life Sign up Booth

A Campus Dialogue-Charlottesville at 6:30 p.m., OC

Wednesday, Sept. 6

JV Volleyball at 6 p.m.

Volleyball at 7:30 p.m.

Night Prayer at 6:30 p.m., Allee Chapel

Thursday, Sept. 7

Servapalooza at 5-7 p.m., OC (Sponsored by the Civic Engagement Office)

 Friday, Sept. 8

Breakfast Bars at 8:15 a.m. on the Ped Mall

Meditation at 11:15 a.m., Allee Chapel

Involvement Fair at 3:30 p.m., OC

Paint U Dance Party from 8-11 p.m., Smith Dining Hall (Sponsored by PAAC)

Plus…Weekly specials for Sunday Night Football in Zarmora’s.

Weekly yoga classes on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. in Shaw.

Weekly mediation on Fridays at 11:15 a.m. in Allee Chapel.

Weekly Farmer’s Markets outside the First Street Community Building Thursdays from 4-6 p.m.

Questions? ABaumanPower

Meet the New Staff for 2017-18!

Over the summer several new staff members have joined the Cornell College campus.  We wanted to make sure you were familiar with some of them before you arrive, so take a few moments to meet a few of them!


Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, John Androus

John Androus is joining the staff as the assistant men’s basketball coach.  He’s an alum of Luther College and grew up in Lindenhurst, Illinois.  John’s excited for the opportunity to be at Cornell and interact with students.




Head Tennis Coach Peter Dumas

Head men’s and women’s tennis coach Peter Dumas attended Hartwick College, a liberal arts school in his home state of New York.  He’s excited about the people at Cornell and how devoted and dedicated they are to the students.  Strike up a conversation with Peter by asking about music: singing, playing, or listening to it.





Athletic Director Keith Hackett

Keith Hackett is the incoming Athletic Director at Cornell.  Growing up 30 minutes north of New York City, Keith has lived on opposite ends of the United States, coming to Cornell from Alaska, where he was Athletic Director at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  During the course of his career in higher education, he has always had the interests and concerns of all students in mind and their success and direction are very important to him.






Coordinator of Civic Engagement, Samantha Hebel

Sam Hebel returns to Cornell as the coordinator of civic engagement.  Since graduating in 2012, Sam attended graduate school at Michigan State and has worked in civic engagement work on two other campuses.  Being involved with the Civic Engagement Office as an undergraduate changed the course of her life and she hopes to cultivate those opportunities for current and incoming students.  Sam insists she’s here to help, whether you are looking to become an active citizen, or you aren’t sure where to go, she’ll help navigate your questions.




Head Softball Coach, Jackie Sernek

Jackie Sernek is the new head softball coach at Cornell.  She’s from Chicago, Illinois and is a Cornell alumna.  After leaving Cornell, she went to graduate school at Eastern Illinois University, but she is excited to return to the family atmosphere she experienced at Cornell.  If you have a good book recommendation, pass it along to Jackie, because she loves to read.






Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Lane Zierten

Lane Zierten joins the athletics staff as the head men’s lacrosse coach.  After growing up in and attending college in New Jersey, Lane is excited to join the coaching staff because he could tell when interviewing at Cornell that the culture was one that was set up for success.  He misses getting a good, quality New York slice of pepperoni pizza while living in the Midwest, so if you want to discuss that more, find him to have a conversation.

Residence Halls Close for the Summer

Be sure to check out Residence Life’s page on Spring Closing Info to prepare for leaving campus at the end of the semester!

Here are important residence hall dates to know:

Residence Halls Close for Non-Graduates

Thursday, May 11th – Check out with your RA by 11 a.m.

Residence Halls Close for Graduates

Sunday, May 14th – Check out by 6 p.m.

Residence Halls Open for 2017-2018

Saturday, September 2nd at 9 a.m.

Twister Paint!

Come celebrate the beginning of the end of the year with PAAC at Twister Paint!

When: Friday, April 21 from 4-6 PM

Where: Outside Allee Chapel

What You Need: Yourself! And maybe clothing you don’t mind getting colorful

PAAC is providing (washable) Paint, the Twister, and a place to rinse off afterwards!

Questions? BKinney19