Become Informed

2015_0570_001.jpgWe hope you take advantage of the unique opportunities available to you and your children while you are here. Becoming informed of local and Cornell-sponsored events not only allows an opportunity for your child, but also for you as a student parent, to network and share your experience with other parents. To become fully informed, we strongly recommend that you sign up on the following e-lists:

  • Like us on Facebook. We are posting all open events/activities/important information for our students with families community on our Facebook page. This is our primary mode of communication.
  • Students with Children e-List: This is a University-wide list, managed through Work/Life, that serves all Cornell students who are parents. This list is extremely helpful for students with children looking to connect with other parents. Members may use the list interactively.
  • Cornell Parent Newsletter: This newsletter is published twice per month and features workshops and family friendly events and activities sponsored by Cornell University.  To join, sign up here.
  • Graduate Students with Children List: If you are a graduate student, the Graduate School has created the Graduate Students with Children List. This is a special list for graduate student parents who wish to support and connect with one another.  Members may use the list to post announcements of upcoming events, meet new friends, post questions and answers to the group, or discuss current events and issues of concern.
  • International Students: If you are an international student spouse or partner, you are encouraged to participate in the International Scholars and Students Office (ISSO) programs. Other resources include the Community ESL at Cornell and the Cornell International Friendship Program (CIFP)
  • Big Red Barn: The Big Red Barn Graduate and Professional Student Center is our student center for graduate and professional students. There is a Big Red Barn Family Services Fellow that creates fun and unique monthly opportunities for students with children. Please contact Kris Corda to be added to the weekly announcements of is happening at the Big Red Barn.
  • Cornell Events Calendar: Become familiar with the Cornell Events Calendar to learn about other opportunities in which you may want to participate.
  • Cornell e-Lists:  Depending on your particular situation, you may want to review all of the lists available to support the students with families experience.  The following Cornell e-Lists can either be interactive or informational. The interactive e-Lists allow subscribers to post messages to the lists while the informational e-Lists only allow postings from list administrators. For detailed instructions on joining or subscribing to an e-List, visit the Cornell Information Technologies website.  e-Lists for Parents and Prospective Parents include:
    • adoption-L: An interactive e-List for current and prospective adoptive parents.
    • parents-L: An interactive e-List for Cornell University parents to connect with others.
    • lactation-L: An interactive e-List for nursing mothers at Cornell University.
    • lbgtfamilies-L: An interactive e-List which distributes information and resources for Cornell University parents.
    • specialneeds-L: An interactive e-List for Cornell University families with children that have special needs.
    • school-closing-L: An informational e-List which alerts parents of local school closings. Once you subscribe, you will get an email message with the name of the closed school in the subject line. If your children are not in that school, please disregard the message. Please do not call the schools.

 

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