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Homecoming Highlights




September 23-24, 2016

Full schedule of events coming soon!

Fireworks and Laser Light Show

Date: Friday, September 23, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Schoellkopf Field
Description: Don't miss the Fireworks and Laser Light Show, a Homecoming tradition. This celebration includes live music, special guests, and an exciting finale. This event is free and open to the public. The program starts at 8:00 p.m., but doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Homecoming 5K

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Location: F. R. Newman Arboretum, Cornell Plantations
Fee: $15 before September 19, $20 after September 19
Description: The Homecoming 5K is a fun run that is open to the public. All ages are invited to participate. The 3.1-mile course will loop through the beautiful F. R. Newman Arboretum. Preregister online for $15.00 before September 19. After this date, the price will increase to $20.00 and T-shirts cannot be guaranteed. Proceeds from the race will go to the United Way of Tompkins County.

Big Red Fan Festival

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time: noon - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Crescent parking lot
Description: Alumni, families, and friends are invited to celebrate Cornell Homecoming and Big Red football with an assortment of free events geared toward all ages, including demonstrations from many of the colleges and units, tailgate parties, rides, music, and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Student Homecoming T-Shirt Giveaway

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Lynah parking lot
Description: Current Cornell undergraduate or graduate/professional students can each pick up a free Homecoming T-shirt at the T-Shirt Giveaway Tent, while supplies last. Bring your student ID.

Big Red Football vs. Yale

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Schoellkopf Field
Description: Cheer on the Big Red football team as it takes on Yale. For ticket information please visit or call 607- 254-BEAR (2327).

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