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Campus Emergency Updates

For recent or active campus alerts and emergency messages, please visit Cornell's Emergency Management website.

Below is a list of current updates impacting Student & Campus Life campus spaces including Cornell Dining service, campus support resources, Cornell Health hours, fitness and recreation centers, and other student service centers on campus. 

Updated 1/2/2023

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Cornell Dining Operations Updates

Some Cornell Dining cafés and the Bear Necessities convenience store are open for most of winter break, but campus is fully closed from December 24th through January 2nd. Our residential dining rooms will reopen for meal swipe dining on January 17th, 2023. Until then, you can pay for meals at our retail locations with BRBs, Cornell Card, or major credit cards. Order ahead with GET.

Check Cornell Dining Now at now.dining.cornell.edu to see what's open near you, this week and after we reopen eateries in early January.


Support Resources

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Support resources are always available at mentalhealth.cornell.edu.

Remember, individuals can have a diverse range of feelings, needs, and reactions when facing loss or stress. This information about Grief and Loss (pdf) may be helpful to you or a friend.

The Ithaca-based Crisisline is available at 607-272-1616


Residential Life Guidance

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For information regarding on-campus housing emergency procedures or guidance, please speak with your residential advisor or contact the Cornell Housing staff


Cornell Health Operations Updates

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Cornell Health will be CLOSED during the university break from December 24 through January 2. 

Visit the Emergency and After Hours Care page for more information.

Cornell Health will continue to provide 24/7 phone consultation for medical and mental health concerns. Supportive resources are always available at mentalhealth.cornell.edu or you may connect with Cornell Health services here.

Refer to the Care During Winter Break page for details.


Campus Service and Community Centers

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Cornell Fitness Centers are closed, Friday, December 23. Facilities will reopen on January 3. Check the Cornell Recreational Services website for tips to stay active over break, including classes through CFC To-Go.

Most service and community centers are currently operating under normal schedules.


Cornell Athletics and Recreation Services Updates

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For the current Cornell Athletics schedule of events, visit cornellbigred.com.

Cornell Fitness Centers are closed, Friday, December 23. Facilities will reopen on January 3. Check the Cornell Recreational Services and Fitness Centers website for tips to stay active over break, including classes through CFC To-Go.


Helpful definitions and resources

Continue to refer to Cornell's Emergency Management website for updates to campus emergency messaging and frequently asked questions. Please be sure to also sign up to receive text alerts and download the Rave Guardian app.

Below are links to helpful definitions and procedures.