Reconnect. Reminisce. Relax.

As the center for Cornell Alumni in New York City and throughout the world, Club membership provides opportunities for connecting with fellow Members a convenient midtown location and the chance to preserve the Cornell legacy while expanding the Big Red network.

Membership extends beyond Cornell Alumni and also includes:

Refer Someone For Membership

Don't forget Members can refer other candidates.

For each referral that joins:

Both the Member and New Member will receive a $100 house credit to use towards clubhouse facilities

NOTE: The referral house credit cannot be combined with any other membership offer.


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Membership Information

Application Process

  • Membership dues are based on the applicant's place of employment and residence, as well as undergraduate graduation year.
  • New Members pay an initiation fee, which is equal to 100% of the first year's dues (in addition to dues); it is a one-time, non-refundable fee.
  • Where applicable, the Reinstatement Fee is 50% of the first year's dues (in addition to dues) in lieu of the initiation fee.
  • Membership dues are payable either quarterly or annually, based on The Club's fiscal year (July 1st - June 30th)
  • Club usage charges are payable monthly.
  • All dues, Club charges, and the Initiation Fee (or Reinstatement Fee) are subject to New York sales tax, currently 8.875%.

For questions, please contact membership@cornellclubnyc.com

Spouse/Domestic Partner Privileges

All Members have equal access to Club services and reciprocal clubs.

Unlimited signing and use of Club facilities for $160 annually.

Membership is Continuous

For status change please contact info@cornellclubnyc.com


See What Our Members Are Saying

I am always proud to share the Cornell Club with friends and guests, but never more than last night. I had picked Steak Night on purpose, and everyone raved, enjoyed, and I've had several phone calls this morning about how good everything is.

-Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ, Notre Dame ’68

To come “Home to Cornell” in NYC, The Cornell Club is the place to be.

-Penny Haitkin ’65

I always stay at the Cornell Club whenever I go to NYC. It’s like coming home. The entire staff is warm and welcoming, and goes out of their way to make our visit really special. The rooms are clean, comfortable, well-equipped, and spotless. I’ve spent 45 years in the hotel business, and it doesn't get better than this. The Cornell Club is like the bar in “Cheers,” only better!”

-Leland Pillsbury '69

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