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Come kick up your heels, lift the chorus, and celebrate the Sesquicentennial of the first truly American university.

The Big Idea! Cornell Celebrates 150

New York City

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Broadway at 60th Street


September 13, 2014

Co-Chairs and Advisors

View a list of the Cornell Sesquicentennial co-chairs and regional advisors.

Cornellians and friends gathered in New York to celebrate the university's Sesquicentennial and to ring in the next 150 years! Relive the Big Red buzz in the Big Apple, and stay tuned to all things Sesquicentennial. We're just getting started!

National Sesquicentennial Co-Chairs

  • Peter Meinig '61
  • Nancy Meinig '62

New York City Sesquicentennial Advisors

  • Deborah Adelman '71, MS '74
  • Robert Appel '53
  • Helen Appel '55
  • Gustavo Arnavat '84
  • Katie Bartels '06
  • Allison Blais '00
  • Alice Katz Berglas '66
  • Anika Daniels-Osaze '96
  • Sheryl Flug '86
  • David Furman JD '86
  • Penny Haitkin '65
  • Robert Katz '69
  • Julia Levy '05

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  • Adrienne Martinez '01, MBA '08
  • Susan Myers '90
  • Susan Rodriguez '81
  • Nancy Roistacher '72
  • Alan Rosenthal '59
  • Catherine Russell '77
  • Paul Salvatore '81, JD '84
  • Ginger So '79
  • Andrew Tisch '71
  • Sheryl Tucker '78
  • Todd Wolleman '80
  • Eileen Walker '76, MBA '78
  • Scott Weiss '00, MBA '05

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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