Annual Events

Student organizations advised by Campus Activities bring an array of amazing annual events to the Cornell community.

  • TGIF (Thank Goodness It's Friday)
  • The Female Orgasm — This program combines sex education, women's empowerment, and laugher. It’s a playful, honest approach that illuminates the subject of female orgasm for everyone, whether you want to have your first one, you're hoping to help your partner, or you're debating the existence of the G-spot or "to fake or not to fake?"
  • Fall/Spring ClubFest — A celebration of Cornell's amazing student groups! ClubFest showcases over 300 registered student organizations on campus. Each year, approximately  3,000 students make their way to Barton to experience the incredible variety of interests and opportunities available through the organizations represented. ClubFest continues to serve as an excellent occasion for registered student organizations to recruit new members and for interested students to discover clubs that peak their interests. It has become so popular that Welcome Weekend now offers ClubFest twice a year (beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters).  The event includes performances by several student groups.
  • Zinck's Nights —The Senior Class hosts event nights at local businesses every other Thursday throughout their senior year culminating in an annual Senior Week Zinck’s Night at all the businesses that participated.  This program includes the Zinck’s card discount program where you may show your purchased card and receive discounts at other times than Zinck’s Nights.
  • First-Years and Seniors on the Field — At the first and last football games of the season, Class Council sponsors the annual First-Years (first game) and Seniors (last game) on the field.  This event involves getting students to welcome the players to the field by forming a tunnel for them to run through.
  • Halloween Haunted House — Sponsored by Community Center Programs with support by the WSH Student Union Board and the WSH Resource Center. Community Center Programs’ Annual Haunted House makes the most of the architecture of Willard Straight Hall as it offers a scary, multi-media experience for participants. Past themes have included Haunted Doll House and Haunted Hospital.
  • International Heritage Festival — Hosted by Community Center Programs. International Heritage Festival is a North Campus Showcase of Cornell’s diverse international communities through collaboration with student organizations. Highlights include dance, language instruction, food and music.
  • CornellCon — Sponsored by Community Center Programs. Cornell’s premiere event for Fandoms, CornellCon, among other things, features a cosplay contest, video game tournaments, and an Artists Alley. Its timing during a weekend day allows for participants to come from all over campus, and the larger local community.
  • Slope Day/Slope Fest There is a long history of a spring-time gathering here at Cornell University. While this event has taken many shapes over the past century, one common thread persists: celebration. Today, the event we affectionately call “Slope Day,” inherits a proud century-long tradition as a year-end gathering and celebration of the Cornell community.

    Slopefest is a carnival held during Slope Day on Ho Plaza. Slopefest is an event for all Cornellians to enjoy. There’s food, games, and novelty items. Best of all, everything is free!
  • Alternative to Slope Day Ropes Course — Since 1998, students have had the chance to get off campus and enjoy a different kind of Slope Day, at no charge, at one of Cornell’s extraordinary resources – the high ropes elements at the Hoffman Challenge Course. Not only will you make new friends, you can ride the zip-line from the 60’ replica of McGraw Tower, jump off a pole blind-folded or “simply” walk across a beam high in the air, all while being supported by trained belayers.
  • Senior Convocation — Each graduating class is responsible for bringing in their own speaker for the Convocation ceremony.