Become Informed

couple againYour personal needs and interests will determine how much you want to be a part of the Cornell campus and Ithaca community. We hope you take advantage of the unique opportunities that are available while you are here. In order for you to become fully informed, we strongly recommend that you consider the following as resources:

  • Like us on Facebook. We are posting all open events/activities/important information for our students with partners and families on our Facebook page. This is our primary mode of communication.
  • Graduate Student Partner E-list:  If you are a graduate student or a graduate student partner, the Graduate School has created the Graduate Student Partner e-list. This e-list is used to share event information for formal events put on by the grad school, but is also an informal network to share other types of events/information. For example, one grad student partner used the e-list to gauge interest in forming a book club! Members may use the e-list to post announcements of upcoming events, meet new people, or post questions and answers to the group.
  • International Students: If you are an international student spouse or partner, you are encouraged to participate in the International Students and Scholars office (ISSO) programs. Other resources include the Community ESL at Cornell and the Cornell International Friendship Program (CIFP)
    • Join this e-list if you are interested in receiving announcements specifically about ISSO trips, programs, and non-immigration services.
  • The Big Red Barn Graduate and Professional Student Center is our student center for graduate and professional students. Previously an old carriage house, the BRB is located in the heart of campus and surrounded by lawns and gardens.  A central place for eating and relaxing, the Big Red Barn hosts more than 200 events per year, including; the ever popular T.G.I.F. (Tell Grads It’s Friday), International Conversation Hour, International Coffee Hour, Trivia Night, Speed Dating, and the Second Chance Prom for students who missed their first one. Spouses and partners are encouraged to be a part of this community. Please contact Kris Corda to be added to the weekly announcements on what is happening at the Big Red Barn.
  • Become familiar with the Cornell Events Calendar to learn about other opportunities in which you may want to participate.

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