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Cornell Homecoming Spirit Week!

Text: Homecoming Spirit Week 2022. Background: crowd of students cheering in Cornell gear.

2022 Cornell Homecoming Spirit Week! 🎉

Homecoming Spirit Week is a series of events leading up to the big Homecoming Weekend! Join us each day -- and don't forget to show off your Cornell pride! Events are free to attend unless otherwise stated.

Spirit Week is organized by Alumni Affairs & Development, the Campus Activities Office, and Student & Campus Life.

Follow and tag @cornellactivities on Instagram wearing Cornell gear or at a Spirit Week event to be entered into a raffle for Cornell Store prizes! We will announce winners after Homecoming weekend.

Homecoming Spirit Week Events Calendar

Click here for a complete list of events happening during Spirit Week and Homecoming Weekend.

Red background with confetti. Text: Show us your Big Red Pride!

Mon 9/19 12-2pm: Show Us Your Big Red Pride!

Come on out and kick-off the Cornell Homecoming Spirit Week! Come dressed in your Cornell Pride! Stop by Ho Plaza between 12-2pm on Monday, September 19th in your Cornell gear, take photos at our various photo booths, enter the chance at some Cornell giveaway raffles, and more. You must be showing Cornell pride to be entered into any giveaway!

At 1:10pm the Cornell Chimes will be playing a special concert of Cornell-themed songs. Can you recognize them all?

Students tie dying outside

Tue 9/20 4:30-6pm: Big Red Tie-Dye

Join Alumni Affairs Student Engagement Coordinators (AASEC) on Ho Plaza to tie-dye bandanas that you can bring to the big Homecoming game on Saturday! Grab a free Forever Cornell sticker and learn more about Homecoming events.

Big Red Spirit Sweatshirt Giveaway

Wed 9/21 4-5pm: Big Red Spirit Sweatshirt Giveaway

Get ready to yell Cornell as we head into Homecoming weekend with some Big Red gear! Vice President Lombardi along with Student & Campus Life staff, and some special guests from Cornell Athletics are giving away FREE Yell Cornell sweatshirts Wednesday, September 21 from 4 – 5pm on Ho Plaza. Stop by and gear up to show off your Cornell Big Red spirit!

Big Red Chalk Challenge with a chalk-drawn clocktower each year.

Wed 9/21 4:30-5:30pm: Big Red Chalk Challenge

Join Class Councils in the first ever Big Red Chalk Challenge on Ho Plaza Wednesday, September 21st from 4:30pm - 5:30pm! You will be judged on a few factors, including displaying school pride! Winners get the chance to win Bookstore gift certificates! More info to come.

Movies on the Arts Quad - Screening outdoor films on Thursday nights at 8pm.

Thu 9/22 8pm: Movies on the Arts Quad - Hocus Pocus (1993)

Join us for a Cornell tradition during Cornell Homecoming Spirit Week! MOTAQ on Thursdays at the start of the fall semester and end of the spring semester. We are opening seating at 7:30pm, with the film starting at 8pm. Bring your blankets, hoodies, and friends -- it sometimes gets cold out! Hosted by Class Councils, CU Tonight, and Campus Activities. Alumni Affairs & Development will be there handing out glowsticks!

Text: Class of 2026 Class Photo

Fri 9/23 4-6pm: Class of 2026 Class Photo

Class of 2026 event! Join us for a class year tradition during Homecoming! Your classmates and you will take your official class photo in formation (spelling out 2026 in classmates). Join us for your class photo, head to dinner, then we will see you at the Fireworks show. Become a part of Cornell history! Free blanket give-away and free Cornell Dairy ice cream, while supplies last.

Photo at night of Schoellkopf Stadium with fireworks

Fri 9/23 8pm: Homecoming 2022 Fireworks and Laser Light Show

Get ready for one of Cornell's most fun nights - the Homecoming Fireworks and Laser Light Show! Come to Schoellkopf Stadium as we’ll light up the sky and celebrate the spirit of Cornell. 🎉 Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and DJ Chris Washburn will keep you entertained and dancing starting at 8:00 p.m. The fireworks kick off at 9:00 p.m.! This event is free of charge. Registration via Campus Groups (link above) is required for this event and will be checked at the stadium gates. We will be scanning your QR code you receive via email.

Schoellkopf parking lot aerial shot of Big Red Fan Festival

Sat 9/24 11am-2pm: Homecoming Big Red Fan Festival

One of the most spirited annual Cornell traditions is back! Undergraduate and graduate students join us for carnival games, music, college showcases, giveaways, free food wristbands for the first 3000 attendees, and pick-up a free Cornell t-shirt at this event while supplies last! You may only be on campus for a few years, but you're forever a part of the Cornell community! This event is free of charge and no QR code needed for this event, but student attendees will need to check in at the student tent to receive their t-shirt and food tickets!

Cornell football players on the field

Sat 9/24 2-5:30pm: Homecoming Football Game vs. Yale 

The Cornell football team plays its annual Homecoming game and opens Ivy League competition against Yale when the two teams square off on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. at Schoellkopf Field. The two teams will be meeting for the 84th time dating back to their first game on the gridiron - all the way back in 1889.

Text: Cornell Homecoming concert featuring lovelytheband and Indigo de Souza

Sat 9/24 7pm: Homecoming Concert feat. lovelytheband

Cornell Concert Commission along with Alumni Affairs and Development is excited to announce lovelytheband and special guest Indigo De Souza on Saturday, September 24th at 7pm for the Homecoming concert. The show will take place in Barton Hall. Details on the performers and tickets are at the link above!

Students: $10

General public: $15