Fulbright is a year-long, fully-funded international exchange program for seniors and alumni. Come to this information session to learn about this amazing opportunity! Thirteen Cornell students have won Fulbrights in the last 9 years. You could be next!
Attend the Information Session on April 3 at 6 p.m. in Hedges.
Don’t just sleep during Block Break! Battle for for the survival of the human race against a growing horde of hungry zombies!
Join Chess & Games as they host their annual game of Humans vs. Zombies during Block Break. During this massive game of tag, human participants will use Nerf guns to kill zombies and avoid being infected.
Interested in playing? Contact CRyerson18
Kickoff starts Thursday, September 28 at 11 a.m. in the Smith Dining Hall.
Take a trip to the Mall of America in Minnesota!
Get Out of Town is sponsoring a day trip on Thursday, September 28 to the mall.
Reserve your spot today at the Info Desk.
Cost is $15 and includes transportation.
Gain valuable communication skills and create tangible change on campus!
Participate in Sustained Dialogue Moderator Training
Thursday, September 28
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
To Register and ask questions, contact Hannah at HGanzel
Students, Staff, and Faculty welcome!
Get connected to student organizations on campus! The annual Student Involvement Fair will be Friday, September 9 from 3:30-5 p.m. on the OC.
Want to register your organization for the fair? Complete an Involvement Fair Form.
Did you know that the Counseling Center has a Stress Free Room? It has stress management resources including a massage chair, biofeedback software, books, brochures, and calming music. You can schedule a time to use the room online, by calling 319-895-4292, or by stopping by Ebersole.
Check out https://www.cornellcollege.edu/counseling/stress-free-scheduling/index.php for more information!
Parents, friends, and alumni: wondering when you’ll next head to the Hilltop? Campus is lovely in October! Family Weekend and Homecoming runs Friday October 9 – 11 this year.
Parents: Join your student on campus to celebrate Cornell! Family can experience life on campus, meet faculty and staff, cheer on Ram athletes, grab some Cornell gear from the bookstore, and get to know your student’s home on campus. It’s a great time to experience Cornell, snap some family photos, and enjoy Mount Vernon and campus in the fall.
Parents of first years–this weekend is the perfect time for a first visit to Mount Vernon after Move In Day! Your student will be settled in and won’t be home for Thanksgiving break for another month–the perfect time for a Target run and the opportunity for them to show you around (and you to make sure they have been doing laundry…).
Join Cornell’s 102nd Homecoming Celebration! Visit the newly renovated buildings on campus and celebrate campus milestones. Cheer for the Rams at the Pep Rally Friday night, at the volleyball game against Carroll College Saturday morning, and the football game vs. Grinell in the afternoon. Homecoming Registration has begun, with Early Bird Registration running until September 4 and normal registration ending October 2. Students will be celebrating on campus all week, but we love to meet and share campus with generations of Cornellians who all call the hilltop home.
Visiting and Staying in the Area
If you’re planning a visit that’s not a day trip, explore the area options of lodging compiled for visitors. The area and Iowa Corridor has a lot to offer to visitors! Be sure to take in the beautiful Iowa fall colors with a drive through one of the local State Parks–Lake Macbride or Palisades-Kepler State Park. If you’re an alum, you probably already have some favorite spots in the area, but if you’re new to Mount Vernon and the area, read up on all the area has to offer.
Check out more info on Family Weekend 2015 and Homecoming 2015 on their own webpages for updates, schedules, registration forms, and much more. We can’t wait for you to join us #homeonthehilltop this year! Go Rams!
While Cornell offers so much to it’s students outside of the classroom, it’s important to remember what has brought us to this campus from the start: the opportunity to learn and grow. Here to talk about two components of that growth and learning are PAs Angie Mendez ’17 and Rose Andre ’16. Continue reading How Cornell Increased My Knowledge and Reasoning Skills
“Do you know how to get to–?” Early on in your time at Cornell, you’re bound to have to ask that question a few times at least. As a head start in getting to know Cornell, it will be helpful to know campus-specific vocab. With a crash course in Cornell Lingo, you’ll save a lot of time and confusion early on. Acting as your Cornell linguist with insights into Cornell’s own vocab is Nina Kahn, a rising sophomore and PA, to introduce you to–first off–the Hilltop (campus’s most common nickname!).
Every college has their own unique vocabulary that pertains to the individual school community; Cornell is no exception. Most people have probably heard the term block plan since it is Cornell’s biggest identifier, but it is doubtful that they know the term ‘third week’. Students and teachers like to use the term ‘third week’ to describe the homestretch of the last full week of classes or the tired feelings that happens around that week. “My brain is in third week mode,” or “it’s third week, cut me a break.” Although ‘third week’ is sometimes met with mixed feelings, students push through it because they know fourth week is right around the corner, which means late night breakfast and block break! Continue reading Know Your Cornell Lingo!
One of the biggest parts of college that no one tells you about? Emailing. All of the emails. As you’ve already learned this summer, Cornell email accounts are a HUGE part of communication and information on campus. Things move fast at Cornell and email is no different. On Cornell campus, you will be involved in a lot and as such, you’ll be on a lot of mailing lists. There will be club meeting reminders, emails from your RA, campus news, a line of communication with classmates, and essential emails from your professor. Sometimes, you’re going to need to hit reply on some pretty important emails. To act as your Jedi-email master in this art of emailing a professor is Chris Machold, a PA in the class of 2016, whose Jedi skills of emailing a professor he now imparts to you.
Transitioning from communication with high school teachers to liberal arts college professors can be an unexpectedly intimidating venture: Continue reading From Formerly Awkward to Formally Fly: The Art of Emailing a Professor