Rejuvenate. Prepare. Explore.

To help you rejuvenate, we’re offering the following activities for your on-campus enjoyment. We’re also sure many of you will start your next Netflix marathon between these events.

  • Zumba on the Tri-Hall Lawn, Wednesday, September 30, at 4:30 pm
  • ICL Power Hour: Hispanic Heritage and Being a Biracial Hispanic, Thursday, October 1 at Noon
  • Best Shot Disc Golf Tournament, Thursday, October 1 at 1:00 pm
  • Zumba on the Tri-Hall Lawn, Thursday, October 1 at 4:30 pm
  • Virtual Fringe Festival, Thursday, October 1 at 8:00 pm
  • Cornell Cupcake Decorating Competition, Friday, October 2 at 2:00 pm
  • Pickle Ball or Badminton Tournament, Friday, October 2 at 5:30 pm
  • Speed Friending, College Hall Lawn, Saturday, October 3 at 1:00 pm
  • Corn Hole Tournament, Sunday, October 4
  • Yoga & Energy Medicine on the Allee Chapel Lawn, Sunday, October 4 at 2:00 pm

If you would like to spend some of your block break preparing, start thinking about your next class and next steps:

  • Request a tutor from Academic Support services
  • Head to to schedule your sessions for next block at the Writing Studio, Quantitative Reasoning Studio, and Academic Technology Studio. Feel free to meet with our consultants in-person, online, over the telephone, while on a walk…you get the idea. 
  • Find some youtube videos relevant to  your next block course or work with the fantastic consulting librarians in Cole Library to identify other inspiring refresher content. 
  • Schedule a meeting with folks in the Berry Career Institute to start thinking about your future post-covid world.
  • Attend the Career Fair Basics: Learn to Tell Your Story zoom session with the Berry Career Institute, Friday, October 2 at 2:00 pm

If you would like to spend some of your block break exploring the area, head to:

Environmental Club

Meet our student organization: Environmental Club

What do you want folks to know about your organization?

Our organization is dedicated to environmental education and spreading awareness of environmental issues. We design our meetings to address current events and to encourage environmental advocacy. Additionally, we like to balance our serious meetings with fun meetings. Crafting meetings are a common occurrence for us!

When do you meet?  

Wednesdays at 7:00 weeks 1-3

How can someone get involved with your organization?

You can get involved by signing up for our email list (email us at and attending any of our meetings. There is no pressure to attend every week. Find a meeting that sounds interesting to you!

Do you have any signature events each year?

At the end of every year, we host a “trashion” show, which is a fashion show featuring clothes our members make out of trash.

We also arrange a clothing swap on the OC at the end of every year to encourage second hand fashion.

Last year we hosted a climate strike that was a huge success! You can expect one when the weather is nice and large gatherings are allowed.

How do you think you’ll be doing things differently this year?

We are modifying our club to meet entirely on Zoom! We have designed all of our club meetings with Zoom in mind so you can join from the comfort and safety of your room.

How should someone contact your group?

Email us at!

Constitution Day

Constitution Day is today, Sept. 17. The late Sen. Robert C. Byrd, Congress’ unofficial constitutional scholar, believed that students lack significant knowledge regarding the U.S. Constitution. In 2004 he offered legislation to increase students’ knowledge about the Constitution, requiring all educational institutions that receive federal funds implement educational programs relating to the Constitution on Sept. 17 each year. Please visit the official Constitution Day website to learn more (, or view the Constitution Preamble-Schoolhouse Rock (

Linda Oatman High & Eli Huckabee

Cornell’s 2019-20 Distinguished Visiting Writer Linda Oatman High, who taught a course called “Writing Young Adult Fiction: Free-Verse Illuminations of Tough Subjects” in Block 7, reads new work. Oatman High is an author/journalist/playwright who holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College. She’s published more than 30 books for children and teens, many of which have won awards and honors. Linda was honored in England in 2012 with the Sunday Times EFG Short Story award, being the only American on a shortlist of six authors. She lives in Lancaster County, PA and teaches creative writing both nationally and internationally.

Eli Huckabee, who was a student in Oatman High’s course, will kick off the reading with work composed in the class. Eli is a creative writing major from Portland, Oregon. Although he lives with his parents right now, he enjoys running for Cornell and traveling. Watch out Hollywood, in two to ten years Eli will be the talk of the town.

This event is free and open to the public. The Zoom link will be sent out the day of the reading. (Please RSVP to if you’d like to attend)

September 24 @ 4:30 pm.  More info on Facebook

Flu Shot Clinic

Cornell is sponsoring on-campus flu vaccinations for students and employees, administered by Hy-Vee, on September 24th, September 30th, and October 12th in Ringer Dining Room. The vaccine is covered in full (at 100%) for students under the supplemental plan.  You can sign up for a time online via:

Students who prefer to use their private insurance will need to present their ID card as well as a copy of their insurance card.  This card must be the prescription card, which is typically the general insurance card.  The card will need to contain the following information:





Student Senate

Meet our student organization: Student Senate

What do you want folks to know about your organization?

We oversee the student activity fund and organizations on campus as well as represent the student body as a whole.

When do you meet?  

General Assembly meets on Tuesdays at 6:30.

How can someone get involved with your organization?

Elections for class representatives are held at the beginning of every year, executive board positions are replaced second semester.

Do you have any signature events each year?

We are responsible for the Big Event every year! Previous headliners have included rapper B.O.B. and comedian Vanessa Bayer.

How do you think you’ll be doing things differently this year?

Assembly will be held virtually, so you can tune in from your res halls!

If your group was a TV show, what show would you be?


How should someone contact your group?

Check out our page on Cornell’s website and reach out to the representative in charge of what you need.

Cornell College Engineering Club

Meet our student organization: Cornell College Engineering Club

What do you want folks to know about your organization?

Open to everyone and club events include hands-on projects and a supportive community. This year we will be looking at starting some large scale projects for students to further develop their engineering skills.

When do you meet?  

Usually second week Wednesday

How can someone get involved with your organization?

Contact Will Dragon at

Do you host any signature events?

As of now, we do not have any signature events but we are looking to start some large scale projects which we hope will become a future tradition.

How do you think you’ll be doing things differently this year?

Some events will be more virtual utilizing Zoom for some of our events and working in smaller groups on hands-on activities.

If your group was a tv show, what show would it be?

Bob the Builder

How should someone contact your group?