As a summer residential student at Cornell, you'll not only work hard, but you'll have a chance to play hard, too. Here are some of the activities students have enjoyed in past years:

  • Intramural sports, laser tag, rock climbing, and US quidditch
  • Free movies and outdoor music and lecture series
  • Weekend dances, dance classes, and karaoke
  • Culture nights, coffeehouses, student-curated art shows, political debates, and open mics
  • The ever-popular Summer Talent Show and after party
  • Midnight breakfasts and ice cream socials
  • Community service projects
  • Sunset watching and star gazing from Libe Slope or the North Campus observatory

Check out the Precollege Summer Program events calendars

  • View the Precollege Summer Program events and activities calendar (available in June)
  • Events for students in the Summer Residential Program

    • View your opening weekend and check-in schedule (available in Spring 2021).
    • Friday, July 2: In observance of Independence Day, we will not have classes.
    • Mondays, July 5 or 12: College Admissions Workshops, 2:30.–3:45 p.m.
    • Monday, July 19: College Fair, 4:00–6:00 p.m., Statler Hall Ballroom

Sign up for clubs

You can check out and sign up for clubs during the Activities Fair on opening weekend. Options include:

The Diversity Club

Are you interested in learning and supporting people from different backgrounds, races, genders, and sexual orientations? Diversity Club is a great opportunity to engage in thoughtful conversations and broaden your perspective and to work with staff to provide opportunities for students outside the club to engage in similar conversations.

Where can I swim?

There are a number of options for safe and legal swimming in the Ithaca area. Please note that swimming in the gorges is prohibited (see Gorge Safety for more information).

Where can I work out?

With three summer locations around campus, Cornell Fitness Centers (CFC) provide an extensive variety of cardio and weight equipment and group exercise classes. Summer residential students can swim for free during open swim hours without a membership.