Senior days

What are the Senior Days?

Senior Days have been a long standing tradition at Cornell University that Class Councils organizes each year. Typically, the Senior Days are the days between the end of finals and Commencement Weekend.  They are meant to serve as a memorable end to a student's Cornell career and inspire students to continue fostering friendships and memories.  


In addition, to fun/social events there are many events that are adventure filled and promote involvement in community engagement. Senior Days for the 2019 Class will be May 19th to 23rd. For more information please email with any questions about Senior Days. 

How can I join the Senior Days Committee?

Senior Days is an organization that is composed of a variety of different committees that serve the Cornell senior class.  If you are interested in joining the Senior Days Committee please email 


Available committees include:

  1. BBQ – Help plan this free event thrown for over 1500 seniors held on Libe Slope.  This committee revolves around working with Dinosaur BBQ and other vendors. 

  2. Senior Gala – Work with the Statler Hotel to schedule an end of year celebration for more than 600 seniors.  

  3. Day Trips – Students on this committee plan Senior Days programming primarily in the month of May when Senior Days is held.  These include events such as Twilight Cruises, Wine Tours, Cornell Outdoor Education events and Paintball.  

  4. On-Campus Trips – Plan events such as Wine & Paints, Banfi Brunches, Lynah Rink Ice Skating and Picnics at the Botanical Gardens.

  5. Masquerade at the Johnson – This group coordinates with the Johnson Museum to plan this event filled with masks and fun.  As a newer event, this group maintains a degree of creative freedom.

  6. Public Relations – This team works to maintain Senior Days public image as well as plan events designed to promote Senior Days activities.  Students will manage social media tools, work with graphic design and develop outreach events for the senior class community.

  7. 19 Days – This committee throws monthly events typically held on the 19th day of each month throughout the Spring Semester.  Students should be creative and have experience with community outreach and small-scale event planning.