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Activities in a Virtual World

Becker House GRFs and HAD enjoying the Cornell Virtual Escape Room!
Becker House GRFs and HAD enjoying the Cornell Virtual Escape Room!

Looking for fun and engaging virtual activities? Need a break from classes? A few moments to de-stress?

Take a few minutes and explore the below resources compiled by your Campus Activities office.

(DVM student Sophie Trowbridge '17 leads a yoga class with fellow students and their dogs.)

Zoom - Slope - sunset 3
Hang out with your friends virtually with a sunset on the slope. Check under "Missing Campus" for Zoom backgrounds.

Virtual Cornell Events

  • Check the CampusGroups Calendar of Events for many events happening by student organizations, departments, and offices! It will be constantly updating as groups add their events.
  • Follow @CU_CampusActivites on Instagram -- we are spotlighting student orgs and past events, as well as advertising virtual events!

Cornell Pride

Health and Wellness

There is a lot going on in the world. Take a moment to breathe, re-center yourself, and/or be active. 

Outdoor and Nature

With proper social distancing practices, you can take a break from indoor spaces and get out to enjoy the coming spring days. Studies show time spend in nature decreases stress and anxiety. Whether you are on Cornell campus, in NY state, or your home state, these ideas will motivate you to go outside a few days in the week.

Virtual Community Service

Virtual service is a type of volunteerism that allows you to share your time and talents as members through service away from any physical site of an organization or project. Description and below list adapted from Alpha Phi Omega Nationals and the APO Gamma Chapter.

  • Be My Eyes: Be of service to those who are visually impaired through FaceTime

  • Charity Miles: Earn money for the charity of your choice by walking
  • School in the Cloud: provide guidance and inspiration for children abroad
  • Free riceAnswer questions to donate rice to people in need
  • DoSomething.orgAll you need to make a difference is an internet connection.

Be sure to connect with the Public Service Center at Cornell for more ways of engaging with virtual service.

Campus Resources

Professional Development and Networking

  • CUeLinks: A university-wide online networking platform where community members can connect with the people and resources they need to achieve their academic, career, and personal goals.

  • Ted Talks - Select a Ted Talk and follow it up with a group chat/community discussion.
  • Cornell Career Center - online personal and professional development opportunities available. 

Music, Concerts, and Documentaries

This list provided by the Cornell Concert Commission (CCC) and Slope Day Programming Board (SDPB).

Netflix:

  • Justin Timberlake - Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids

  • Beyonce - Homecoming
  • Taylor Swift - Reputation Tour
  • Taylor Swift - Miss Americana
  • Once in a Lifetime Sessions with George Ezra, One Republic, etc.
  • Steve Aoki - I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
  • Travis Scott - Look Mom I Can Fly

Entertainment, Creative Arts, and DIY

Educational, Travel, and Exploration

 

If you are a Cornell community member (student, staff, or faculty) with a new resource to add, please email activities@cornell.edu with your suggestion.