what is zinck's?

A social club that originated from Class Councils & has been a tradition for years. The goal is to unite seniors together their last year at Cornell.

What does a membership get me?

we've partnered with local ithaca businesses to provide deals for seniors with a membership at select restaurants/locations. 

who can participate?

all cornell seniors can purchase a zinck's membership.



Zinck's is a Senior Society that develops from Class Councils.  It has been a tradition since the 1890’s when students would met at a local pub, Hotel Brunswick owned by Theodore Zinck, to socialize and develop friendships.


After Theodore passed away, many local pubs provided as new havens for students. When the last Zinck’s closed in the 1960’s, celebrating the spirit of Zinck’s became a tradition for undergrads. The spirit and camaraderie of Theodore lives on in many ways. As students graduated and moved on they took the tradition with them, creating the international Zinck’s night celebrated in over 90 cities (usually in the October – more information TBA).  To carry on the spirit and fellowship of Theodore Zinck, many local Ithaca restaurants and bars are showing their support and offering a wide variety of discounts.  


To learn more about the Spirit of Zincks you can visit https://alumni.cornell.edu/come-back/cornell-traditions/zincks-night/history/ or email cuclasscouncils@gmail.com


The Deals


Agava - Get a $1 mimosa with any purchase during Saturday or Sunday Brunch

Rullofs - Late Night Deal: $5 Jameson shots after Midnight (everyday); Burgers & Brews Monday- 1/2 price brew (pint) with burger 6PM-close; Monday 1/2 Price Appetizer with Beer Pitcher 6PM-close

CTB - Get a free pint with the purchase of any pitcher on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.*

Level B - Thursday, Friday, Saturday $3 well drinks, domestic bottle beer and draft, well shots until 11 pm; Tuesday half off for all regular priced drinks all night long

Regent Lounge - Sunday through Tuesday 4-6 PM get $2 off select drinks and appetizers

Taverna Banfi - Free glass of house wine with any entree purchased



Wings Over Ithaca - 5% off any order

Koko - 10% off any order**

Oishii Bowl - 10% off any order**

Plum Tree - 8% off any order**

Four Seasons - 10% off any order**

U-tea - 10% off**

*limit 1 use per customer per visit with your Zinck's card. Not valid in combination with other offers

**cash only