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Established by the Cornell Student Assembly's City and Local Affairs Committee, Home Plate is a program that strives to bridge the Cornell and Ithaca communities through regular dinners between small groups of Cornell students and Ithaca residents.

Home Plate was inspired by a program at Washington University in St. Louis.  Students at Washington University greatly appreciate the opportunity to leave campus, enjoy a home cooked meal, and embrace a new family as almost their own in the surrounding community.  Participating families in the program love to have engaging and delightful young students in their house for an informal dinner. We believe it's a win-win for everyone involved and a phenomenal way to build better connections and relationships between the City of Ithaca and Cornell University.

By signing up for this program, you are agreeing to attend an informal dinner with a few other Cornell students at the residence of your host family in Ithaca three to four times over the academic year.  The first dinner of the year will be scheduled for a set date and time in the fall. After the first dinner, you and your host family can schedule your future dinners amongst yourself.

We cannot thank you enough for choosing to be a part of this exciting new program!

If you would like to sign up for this program please complete the registration form.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Steffanetta at