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Students cheer on the Big Red football team at Schoellkopf Stadium

Campus Life

It’s no secret that CALS students are academically driven and gifted, but what do they do outside of the classroom? At Cornell, students are encouraged to get involved in campus life and to take advantage of the vast resources at their disposal.  There are many ways to get involved, get help, and stay busy:

  • With almost 50 student organizations within CALS and over 500 in the University, there is never a shortage of events, causes, trips, and other recreational or academic pursuits. 
  • The office of Multicultural and Diversity Programs (Multipro) acts as an advocacy, advising, informational, and referral center for minority students and faculty.
  • The Cornell Botanic Gardens, open each day from dawn to dusk, offers an area of great natural beauty to escape everyday stresses and enjoy nature.
  • Students can participate in guided bird walks through Sapsucker Woods at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology an exciting place to visit and discover a love of birds through myriad events, activities, and exhibits.
  • Ithaca, a youthful and vibrant city full of talented and engaging people, is situated at the tip of Cayuga Lake and surrounded by natural beauty.  Minutes from superb hiking, biking, sailing, and skiing, Ithaca also has a thriving arts scene as well as superb dining and shopping options. Explore Ithaca.