Spring Break Travels

By now, we are ready for a break!  This ongoing cold and snow are different than any other year we’ve had on-campus.  So, with Spring Break upon us, you might be thinking about your trip off-campus.  Perhaps you’re heading somewhere warm or perhaps you are headed somewhere more cold.  You might be heading out with friends or heading somewhere on an Alternative Spring Break trip or with a student organization.

In the event you are part of the student organization category, we want to make sure you are letting us know where you’re traveling and with whom you are traveling.  Here’s how:

After requesting and receiving appropriations, you’ll need to determine your travel.  In order to rent a Budget vehicle, you will need to have a staff member or advisor go with you.  To rent a Budget vehicle, you’ll want to fill out the form on the Information Desk web site.

Once you know who is traveling with you (but a minimum of two weeks prior to travel) you’ll need to fill out the Student Activity Travel Plan online.  Then, each member will need to fill out the Trip Waiver.

After each of these steps, you are in good shape.  Just a few more tips to help make sure your trip goes smoothly.

If you would like to talk through any safety aspect of your trip, please contact Campus Safety.

Weekend Events

Friday, February 27th

  • BHM Soul Food, hosted by BACO. 6:00 pm in Pfieffer classroom.
  • House of Cards Premiere, hosted by Phi Alpha Delta. 6:30 pm on the OC.
  • Bowling Night, presented by PAAC Novelty. Cars start shuttling at 7:00 pm from the Commons Circle.
  • Machinal, presented by the Cornell College Department of Theatre. 7:30 pm in Kimmel Theatre.

Saturday, February 28th

  • Men’s Tennis vs MSOE. 9:30 am.
  • Machinal, presented by the Cornell College Department of Theatre. 7:30 pm in Kimmel Theatre.
  • Pete Lee, presented by PAAC Comedy. 9:00 pm on the OC.

Sunday, March 1

  • Men’s Tennis vs St. Ambrose. 10:00 am.

Health Center Student Employment for ’15-16

The Student Health Center and the Counseling Center have 3 openings for friendly, responsible student employees for the 2015-2016 year. Duties are mainly receptionist desk coverage, clerical tasks, and assisting with health and counseling education projects. Confidentiality is a must. Please stop by our front desk in Ebersole and fill out an application by Wednesday, March 18. You must be eligible for work study to apply.

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A Day in the Life: Cornell College Edition

It’s about that time where you can’t help but wonder what your college experience will be like. To answer all those questions circulating in your bright brains, Class of 2019, we thought you might like to hear about a day in the life of actual students at Cornell — how they balance classes, studying and a social life.

A typical day in the life for Cornell students revolves around the unique One Course At A Time (OCAAT) schedule. This makes it possible for Cornellians to really do it all.


Of course, everyone’s schedules vary from day to day, but here’s a glimpse at a day in the life of a Cornellian:

8:00 a.m. Good morning to you, too, alarm. *Rolls out of bed.*

8:05 a.m. Ahhh, shower. The best wake up call there is.

8:30 a.m. What’s on the MENU for breakfast this morning? Omelettes, fresh fruit, bacon, pancakes, hash browns, french toast…. yep, I’m in.10978515_924534570899373_1273040573664233718_n

9:00 a.m. Time for morning class! It’s always great to see so many smiling faces on the Ped Mall.

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11:00 a.m. Andddd I’m hungry again.  One of my favorite parts of my day is catching up with my friends over lunch!10387612_10152567111039716_572324274904996870_n

11:45 a.m. Since I’ve got over an hour before it’s back to class, you better believe Netflix is calling my name.

1:00 p.m. In afternoon class, I can give my full attention to the one course I’m taking at Cornell!10270329_10152242945644716_7170526510898035848_n

3:00 p.m. All classes are over for the day, and it’s only 3! There’s so much more time for activities on the Block Plan.

16293916246_d58b3f700f_z3:30 p.m. An afternoon work out? Don’t mind if I do!


4:30 p.m. I’m feeling motivated to start my readings for tomorrow’s class, since I know I have other obligations later this evening.10932415_1530583760549771_1333226938_n

5:45 p.m. Going to grab dinner with my roommates!16319980485_a121240ea1_z

6:30 p.m. Next on the agenda, I have a weekly Student Senate meeting. This organization is the College’s student governing body, and a great way to make a difference on campus. There are so many ways to get involved on the Hilltop: a number of student organizations, athletics, and clubs, just to begin!1546113_10152797669738783_6529169308903793050_n

8:00 p.m The second half of tonight’s homework isn’t going to do itself. Cornell’s schedule really helps with not being able to procrastinate.1538361_688787314568415_303904700_n

9:30 p.m. Homework done! Just in time to watch a movie and play some games with my Hall-mates.  One of the many perks of living in a Residence Hall with all of your friends!14405336922_322b6d3242_z

11:30 p.m. *Yawns.* Looks like I should start winding down for the night and get ready for my day tomorrow. Sleep is very important!

12:00 a.m. Lights out – good night, Cornell!


Life at Cornell College is an experience special to each student. Your four years are entirely yours, so Cornell encourages you to do all that you can to make the most of your time on the Hilltop! No matter what you enjoy doing, it is important to find a balance that works for you!

Budget Fest Workshop

On behalf of the Appropriations Committee, Student Senate would like at least one executive board member from every student organization to attend an information session that will cover the Budget Fest process and answer any questions/concerns. The dates are as follows: Sat. 2/28 at 12:30 PM, Sun. 3/1 at 1:30 PM, Mon. 3/2 at 3:15 PM, and Tues. 3/17 at 4:30 PM. Locations TBA. Please email ACastillo17 with any questions.