Calling all Cornellians

students, families, alumni, friends, faculty, and staff

Soon, around the globe, we will be celebrating our phenomenal university's first 150 years.

You can help energize the Big Red community, even before the official celebrations begin. Here's how: send us the stories, images, and events that have shaped your Cornell experience, recent or long ago. We'll gather these memories and share them on the Sesquicentennial website.

Stand up and be counted as a proud Cornellian. Show your Sesquicentennial spirit!


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The official Sesquicentennial website will launch in October 2014. Provide your email address to be included in a pre-release opportunity to use the site. We will not share your email address.


Our Sesquicentennial website will feature photos, videos, stories, and quotes from Cornellians across the world. Click the button below to upload your content for inclusion on the website.

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Sesquicentennial Celebrations

Make your plans for any of these celebrations!
More details are coming soon.

NEW YORK CITY · September 13, 2014
HOMECOMING ITHACA · October 17–18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. · November 14, 2014
HONG KONG · December 15, 2014
BOSTON · January 17, 2015
WEST PALM BEACH · February 14, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO · March 6, 2015
LOS ANGELES · March 8, 2015
LONDON · May 14, 2015

Charter Day Weekend

ITHACA · April 24–27, 2015

"Cornell 150: A Festival of Ideas and Imagination"

  • Friday: Campus and community kick-off celebration
  • Saturday and Sunday: Festival of events showcasing Cornell's global impact
  • Monday: Charter Day Ceremony—honoring the 150th anniversary of Cornell

Can't come to Ithaca? Celebrate in your hometown with:

  • Simultaneous alumni events worldwide—let's turn the world Big Red!
  • Streaming video and online participation

Countdown to Charter Day