Welcome Class of 2019
Join The Club for $150 and pay no dues until June 30, 2020!Each year, hundreds of newly minted graduates are welcomed as Club Members. Membership allows you to stay connected with your peers, meet other recent graduates, and have the opportunity to network with established alumni.
Our Member Golf, Dine, and Socialize at 145 Exclusive Clubs Around the World
View our reciprocal club network that features city, country, and golf clubs.
Prep for a job interview in cities around the world.
Play a round of golf with family and friends.
Member-only access to cocktail lounges, dining, and private event space.
As a Young Alumni Member you will have full access to all Club amenities including:
- Health and Fitness Center
- Fine Dining and Casual Pub Fare
- Social and Networking Events
- 48 Guest Rooms
- Meeting and Event Spaces
- Exclusive access to over 145 Reciprocal Clubs in the US and abroad
The $150 covers the initiation fee (normally between $127-$289), membership dues (normally between $127-$289), and any applicable taxes through June 30, 2020.
The membership will automatically be renewed for another year, which is the case for all memberships at The Club. Your membership will be converted to an alumni status based on your place of residence and employment at that time. If you decide that you do not want to continue the membership after June 30, 2020, send a written notice to The Club with your signature before June 30, 2020. Please see the cancellation policy for further details on this matter.
As a Member of The Cornell Club-New York, you have access to a full calendar of programs and events and over 135 reciprocal clubs around the world in addition to all Clubhouse facilities. The Clubhouse has two dining rooms, two floors of banquet and meeting spaces, a library, 48 overnight guestrooms, a business center, and a health and fitness center. For those of you who will not be in NYC next year, The Club provides a home for you when visit! You would also have access to an extensive network of reciprocal clubs located throughout the country and world. Please visit our reciprocal clubs webpage to see if there is a reciprocal club near you!
Membership dues will be based on the applicant's undergraduate graduation year and place of residence and employment at that time. As a 2019 graduate, you will be considered in dues category (less than four years out) within each residential and employment category (resident, suburban, etc.). A schedule of the current regular alumni dues rates are available here
Yes, but not on an unlimited basis. According to The Club’s guest policy, Members can sponsor guests to visit the Cornell Club when s/he is not present, but each sponsored guest can visit The Club up to two times per year. Members cannot sponsor guests to use reciprocal clubs without the Club Member present.
To purchase a membership as a gift, just complete the application form and sign on behalf of the applicant. If you like, you may also purchase a house credit to be applied to applicant’s account to use towards any house charges they incur at The Club, such as dining charges, fitness center charges and etc. Once completed, mail, e-mail a scanned copy of the application (to firstname.lastname@example.org), or fax it (to 212.986.9543).
It normally takes about one week to process the application from the date that The Club receives it and normally another week for the applicant to receive the membership packet containing his/her permanent membership card in the mail. Also, please indicate any special instruction you have, such as if it is a surprise gift, a different address to send the membership packet to, etc.
Yes, each year we receive a great response from this promotion.
Past programs have included Casino Night, Young Alumni Happy Hours and Friday Night Dinner series, Winemakers’ and Spirits Dinners, Monthly Book Club, and lectures with notable alumni, Professors, Pulitzer Prize winners, and Nobel laureates. View our upcoming programs.
Yes, but The Club still requires a credit card, which is kept on the applicant’s file to bill future membership dues. The applicant may change their credit card on file at any time
No, there is an additional charge for using the fitness center: $15/day or $145 for quarterly membership which will give him/her unlimited access for the quarter. A good number of young alumni join the Clubhouse so that they can join the gym. Quarterly gym membership would also give you guest access to the squash courts at the Yale Club.
On 44th Street, between Fifth Ave and Madison Ave, only two blocks away from Grand Central Terminal and the MetLife Building. The Club is in walking distance to the theatre district, shopping, and several of New York’s popular cultural institutions. All major subway stations are within a three to five block radius of The Club. The Club is truly in the heart of Manhattan.
Appropriate dress is mandatory at all times in The Club. The Club’s dress code is Smart Casual, which includes: collared shirts, slacks, blue jeans, sneakers, and knee-length shorts. Tee shirts, athletic apparel, flip flops, torn/tattered jeans, and ball/casual caps are not permitted. Business attire is always welcome. For the Health & Fitness Center, appropriate sneakers, tee shirts, shorts, or sweats are the only acceptable gym attire.
Everyone at the Club is highly professional and courteous. Clean rooms, attentive service and the food is amazing! I am proud to bring people to the Cornell Club and hold my events here.
- Mark Antonucci, Business Associate Member
For me, the Cornell Club is my New York City pied-a-terre. A stay begins with a warm welcome from the staff – from the doormen to the front desk, to the servers in the grill and dining room. The rooms are well appointed and comfortable, and the Midtown location cannot be beat.
- Stephen Ashley, ‘62
When my intense travel schedule takes me to New York City – as it frequently does – The Club is my favorite place to stay. It is perfectly located, expertly managed and reliably comforting. Plus, I am always greeted with a warm welcome at the Front Desk and with a friendly smile at the bar to go with my perfectly mixed beverage. When I get to the Club at the end of a pressure-packed day in New York, the staff seems as happy to see me as I am to be there. The Cornell Club feels like home.
- Ruben King-Shaw Jr. ’83