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Cornell University

Bowling Policies & FAQ

Bowling Policies:

Food and Beverages

  • No outside beverages (both alcoholic and non alcoholic).  Must be 21 to consume alcoholic beverages. 
  • Bar closes one hour prior to the center closing


  • Group Lane Rental Rates (not to exceed 5 people per lane). Monday through Saturday—$25 per lane/per hour ($100 minimum).  Reservations are not final until requestor receives confirmation e-mail.

  • To reserve lanes for groups (ex. unit/division celebrations, birthday parties):  Bowling Reservations
  • The maximum facility capacity is 80. Reservations must be cancelled 48 hours in advance or you will be billed for the reservation in full. No exceptions.


  • Patrons are allowed to bring personal bowling shoes/balls
  • Shoe rental (or personal bowling shoes) is required for anyone bowling
  • No street shoes, food or drink in the settee area
  • Bowling shoes are not to leave the center at any time while bowling


Payment by credit card or department charge only

Bowling FAQ:

Do you have automatic scoring?

  • The bowling center has manual paper and pencil scoring.  There are apps available to help you with how to score a bowling game.

 Can I reserve lanes?

  • Yes, see policies above.

 I want to host a birthday party or retirement party, is that possible?

  • Yes, you can complete the reservation form to request lanes for a party
  • Outside food is allowed for parties, however beverages must be purchased from the bowling center, unless you are bring in juice boxes for children

 Can I bring my child(ren) to the bowling alley?

  • Yes, children are allowed and may bowl (Shoe rental required and game fee required)

 Do you have bumpers?

  • Yes, bumpers can be requested for those 12 and younger.