Student Life Resources

Campus and Student Life at Cornell University

Big Red Barn

An old carriage house turned student center, the Big Red Barn Graduate and Professional Student Center is located in the heart of campus and surrounded by lawns and gardens. A central place for eating and relaxing, the Big Red Barn hosts more than 200 events per year.


Comprehensive list of communities that our graduate students typically join in order to encourage your active participation in the broader University community.

Living in Ithaca

Information to help ease your transition to the Ithaca and Cornell community, including transportation options, housing and neighborhood information, on- and off-campus dining options, and general information about the region.

Students with Families

Our Students with Families website compiles information about resources, ways to stay informed and get involved, along with valuable contact information.

Office of University Ombudsman

The Ombudsman Office offers a safe, confidential place where community members may discuss problems or issues within the University. This office provides students with information regarding University policies and practices, and how to make the University aware of a particular problem.