Information for CALS Emeriti Faculty

The title of professor emeritus/emerita is a special designation given to retired faculty with distinguished and meritorious service to the University. It is granted after a positive recommendation of the department faculty, chair, dean, and the provost. Faculty achieving professor emeritus/emerita status should be aware of special benefits associated with the title.


The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences provides an allocation of $2,000 per year for up to five years for active emeriti faculty.  The faculty member should be active in department and/or university programs and committees. To request this funding, the professor emeritus/emerita should confer with the department chair.  The chair should then send a request to the senior associate dean outlining the faculty member’s proposed activities.  Requests for annual funding should be made once the existing emeriti funding has been expended, unless there are extenuating circumstances.

University Archivist

The University is interested in collecting materials from Cornell faculty to add to the University Archives maintained at Kroch Library. For more information on contributing materials to the University Archives, please contact Eileen Keating at or 255-3530.

Cornell Association of Professors Emeriti (CAPE)

CAPE has many helpful resources for professors emeriti, including a list of benefits, newsletter, events and activities. For more information, please check their website at CAPE maintains an office in 229 Day Hall with office hours 8:30am – 4:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The phone number is 255-6608.