Cornell Club of New York

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The Cornell Club-New York
Private club
HeadquartersNew York City, New York
ServicesHotel, Dining, Fitness, Meetings

The Cornell Club–New York, usually referred to as The Cornell Club, is a private club located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Its membership is restricted to alumni and faculty of Cornell University, family of Cornellians, business associates of Members, and graduates of The Club's affiliate schools.

The Cornell Club's clubhouse is a fourteen-story building located at 6 East 44th Street between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue.


The Cornell Big Red Marching Band plays a concert in front of the Cornell Club at the finish of the 2018 Sy Katz Parade.

In 1889, the first Cornell Club was formed by Cornell University graduates. The current 14-story clubhouse located in midtown Manhattan at 6 East 44th Street was formerly the offices of the Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company. The building was a gift to the University and was renovated by the firm of Gensler & Associates of San Francisco, CA. The clubhouse opened its doors on December 1, 1989.[1]

Past Locations:

  • 1900 The Royalton Apartment Hotel on West 44th Street
  • 1901 65 Park Avenue, and Madison Avenue at 38th Street
  • 1939 The Hotel Barclay (now the Inter-Continental) at 48th Street
  • 1962 50th Street at 3rd Avenue
  • 1982 The Women’s National Headquarters, and NYU’s Town Hall facility
  • 1989 6 East 44th Street

Membership & Benefits[edit]

Membership in the Cornell Club is restricted to alumni, faculty, and students of the Ivy League institution Cornell University, as well as alumni of a short list of nine affiliated schools: Brown, Colgate, Duke, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Stanford, Tulane, Wake Forest, and Trinity College Dublin.[2] Most members are alumni of Cornell University.

All members enjoy full use of the clubhouse facilities and its services, except for the Health & Fitness Center, for which the Club charges additional fees. The Club includes a bar, The Big Red Tap & Grill, and a restaurant, The Cayuga Room. In addition, the Club has four banquet/meeting rooms, a business center, 48 overnight guest rooms, and a library. Members may use the squash courts at the Yale Club of New York City.

Dues are on a sliding scale, based on age and proximity to the Club. Like most private clubs, members of the Club are given reciprocal benefits at clubs around the United States and the world.[3]

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