Upcoming events

    • 26 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Morrison & Foerster LLP, 755 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

    You are invited to participate in a Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute 25th Anniversary Program & Reception
    "Immigration and the Tech Sector: What's Changed, What Hasn't, and What Might In the Trump Administration"

    Presented by:

    Stephen Yale-Loehr, AB '77, JD '81

    Cornell Law School Professor of Immigration Law Practice

    With Panelists:

    David R. Schellhase, JD '90

    General Counsel, Slack Technologies, Inc.

    John Geschke

    Chief Legal Officer & SVP, Administration, Zendesk

    Manan Mehta

    Founding Partner, Unshackled Ventures

    Julie Pearl

    CEO, Pearl Law Group

    Join Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr and panelists as they discuss what effects immigration changes under President Trump are having and will have in the tech sector.


    Morrison & Foerster LLP
    755 Page Mill Road

    Palo Alto, CA 94304

    $20 per person

    (Includes hors d'oeuvres, dessert, beer, wine, soda and exceptional conversation)

    Special thanks to Stephanie Sharron, JD '92 and Morrison & Foerster LLP for hosting this event!

    To register:
    Online or by calling the Alumni Affairs Office at 607.255.5251
    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Fort Funston Rd, San Francisco, CA 94132
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    Big Red Friends and Families should bring their dogs (or love of dogs) to Fort Funston the morning of Saturday, September 30th. We'll walk the beach and get to know each other. This is a great, casual event for old and new members! 
    Fort Funston features 200 foot high sandy bluffs on San Francisco’s southwest coast where the winds blow reliably wildly. No surprise it is one of the premier hang-gliding spots in the country. A network of trails make it ideal for hiking and horseback riding. Most importantly, Fort Funston is off leash so dogs love to run in the sand and splash in the waves. 
    Big Red Dogs events will help fund Cornell NorCal's two Cornell endowed scholarships—the Ira B. Degenhardt Tradition Fellowship and the Peter E. Lee Tradition Fellowship—both of which are managed by Cornell University. These funds allow us to award Tradition Fellowships to two deserving students from the Bay Area for each year of their four-year tenure at Cornell. 

    Location: Park and meet at the path to the stairwell to the beach (to the left of the hang glider launch zone). 

    Trail Distance: We'll walk the beach for at least a mile to/from the starting point.


    This is an easy/moderate hike. Dress in layers based on the weather conditions and bring water for you (and your pup!) to stay hydrated. The beach can be windy. There is one fairly strenuous staircase (at beginning/end) that we will take slowly.

    Questions? Please contact Kate Kastenbaum, Hotel '05

    • 01 Oct 2017
    • 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • 2081 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
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    Improv is more than just being funny and making jokes - it's about communicating, adapting, and collaborating creatively with a team to build something new together. Everyone, and not just aspiring Saturday Night Live stars, can benefit from improv training, and many top companies and business schools now recognize the value of improv skills in the professional world. 

    Join your fellow Cornellians in this private workshop, where we will learn the basic principles of improv and how they can enhance your public speaking, listening, and problem solving skills. Step out of your comfort zone, embrace the unknown, and have a great time!

    No prior experience is required - just come with an open mind and be ready to interact with the group and have fun. The workshop is limited to 18 participants only, so sign up soon. Early bird pricing ends 9/24.

    The workshop will be taught by an instructor from the Endgames Improv Theater, and held at their training center in the Mission District. Street parking in that area is generally difficult, so alternative means of transportation is highly recommended. The training center is one block away from the 16th Street Bart Station. After the workshop, all participants will receive a free ticket ($5 value) to an Endgames show.

    Please contact Catherine Meng '09 with questions.

    • 04 Oct 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Yucca de Lac Restaurant, Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304

    Cornell and UCLA team up again for a social mixer at Yucca De Lac in Palo Alto. Join us after work for some bear hugs with fellow Cornellians and our friends from UCLA to celebrate this Bay Area tradition. Located at Stanford Shopping Center, this casual, upscale restaurant features a fresh Asian-fusion menu and creative cocktails.  


    Yucca de Lac Restaurant

    Stanford Shopping Center

    Palo Alto, CA 94304

    (Sand Hill Road side of mall - next to California Pizza Kitchen and Williams-Sonoma)

    Cash bar


    Questions? Please contact Raj Uppala, MBA '15

    • 05 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • LinkedIn, 950 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
    Calling all Entrepreneurs, Job Seekers, and Tech Talent Recruiters
    Looking for new opportunities, larger professional networks, or sounding boards for ideas? Cornell and MIT come together to sponsor a night where you can pitch ideas and/or look for your next job opportunity. Recruiters, you will definitely want to be there.

    Benefits to Attendees:
    • Job seekers can survey a wide variety of local startup job opportunities
    • Potential investors, advisors, and service providers get a unique window into the technologies and business plans being considered (and funded)

    Benefits to Companies:

    • Access to talented alums to fill open positions
    • Sounding board for company pitch
    • Benefit of fresh thinking on business plans, product plans and technology horizons

    Attendee/Pitch Registration

    Company Registration


    950 W. Maude Avenue
    Sunnyvale, CA  94085

    $20 when you use the promo code CORNELL17

    Companies can register to have representation at this event:

    $250 - 2.5' Round Table (up to 3 representatives)

    $500 - 3' x 6' Rectangular Table (up to 5 representatives)

    Interested in pitching? Learn more here.

    Event Information: Nancy Abrams Dreier '86, P '12, P '15
    Registration: Serena Chung

    Attendee/Pitch Registration

    Company Registration

    This event is sponsored by LinkedIn.

    We anticipate to sellout our 300 person attendee limit. Dozens of companies ranging from early stage startups to larger pre-IPO are expected to attend and exhibit seeking new team members to help them grow. Last season's event demonstrated overwhelming success for hiring and business opportunities.
    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 790 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
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    Each year, the International Spirit of Zinck's Night brings together Cornell Alumni for organized celebrations around the world. Please join Cornell NorCal for the 2017 celebration of Zinck's Night in one of the locations throughout the Bay Area.  

    For the South Bay, please join us at Amici's in Mountain View. The price of admission will cover pizza, soda and salad.  

    Cash bar for any alcoholic beverages. 

    Register by October 13th for early bird pricing. Don't forget to wear your red!

    Any questions? Please contact Raj Uppala, MBA '15 or Xiaohua Yang, CALS '12

    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 2765 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109
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    Each year, the International Spirit of Zinck's Night brings together Cornell Alumni for organized celebrations around the world. Please join Cornell NorCal for the 2017 celebration of Zinck's Night in one of the locations throughout the Bay Area.  

    For San Francisco, please join us at The Buena Vista. The price of admission will include one drink ticket and appetizers.

    Cash bar for additional alcoholic beverages. 

    Register by October 13th for early bird pricing. Don't forget to wear your red!

    Please contact Catherine Meng, '09 with questions.

    • 22 Oct 2017
    • 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 300 Finley Rd, San Francisco, CA 94129
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    S:\DeLuca\Deven Pics\PresidioLogo.jpgPGA Professionals at Presidio Golf will conduct a full swing lesson to develop the skills of beginning & intermediate golfers. No matter what level of experience the participants have, this program will help them play more enjoyable golf. 

    Participants will practice on the outdoor driving range while receiving individual instruction. 

    First time golfers welcome! All equipment is included with the golf clinic.

    Compare with the cost of a private golf lesson at $150+/hour!

    Presidio Golf Course
    300 Finley Road @ Arguello Gate, San Francisco 94129

    Golf course entrance is 50 yards from the historic Arguello gates.

    Parking available.

    Please contact Karen Lau '05 with questions.

Past events

16 Sep 2017 Cornell University Presents: Return to the Classroom - Menlo Park
16 Sep 2017 Volunteer at Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose
09 Sep 2017 Hike the Summit loop trail at San Bruno Mountain park
31 Aug 2017 Private Edvard Munch tour at SFMOMA
23 Aug 2017 Cornell/Princeton Mixer
05 Aug 2017 9th Annual Pan Asian American Alumni BBQ
01 Aug 2017 Battle of the Bay 2017: SF Giants at Oakland Athletics
20 Jul 2017 PaintNite Coming to Cornell NorCal
27 Jun 2017 Karaoke is coming to Palo Alto
25 Jun 2017 Cornell NorCal Annual Member Meeting / BBQ
15 Jun 2017 The Road to Autonomous Vehicles
03 Jun 2017 Montagne Russe Wine Tasting with Kevin Bersofsky
23 May 2017 CU Founded: From Cornell Lab to Cornell Startup - VitaScan
20 May 2017 New Film "Angkor Awakens" to Screen in San Francisco & Berkeley
18 May 2017 Food Waste: Then and Now
27 Apr 2017 Exploratorium After Dark
16 Apr 2017 A Day at the Racetrack
11 Apr 2017 Cornell + Columbia Mixer at The Patio (Palo Alto)
11 Apr 2017 Zendesk & CEO of Motion Infusion: The Truth About Workplace Wellness
08 Apr 2017 SOLD OUT- CAAA/Cornell NorCal All you can eat Hotpot
23 Mar 2017 Private Dinner with Stanford Political Theorist: Apocalyptic Thought in Politics
18 Mar 2017 SOLD OUT: Hike at the Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve
15 Mar 2017 Cornell and Brown Mixer at Barebottle Brewery
12 Mar 2017 SOLD OUT: Hike with Penn at Pearson Arastradero Preserve (Palo Alto)
07 Mar 2017 CSV17: Impact through Innovation
28 Feb 2017 SOLD OUT: Cornell and Harvard Mixer at The Patio (Palo Alto)
27 Feb 2017 SOLD OUT: An Evening with Dr. Jessica Mega, Chief Medical Officer of Verily Life Sciences (formerly Google Life Sciences)
25 Feb 2017 SOLD OUT: Devil’s Slide Coastal Trail Hike
17 Jan 2017 Cornell College of Business - 2017 Predictions Dinner
15 Jan 2017 SOLD OUT: Cornell Cares Day - Volunteer at Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) Basketball Clinic
14 Jan 2017 SOLD OUT: Cornell Northern California Outdoors: Gray Whale Coastal Trail Hike in Montara
07 Jan 2017 SOLD OUT: Cornell Cares Day - Volunteer at Alameda Food Bank
07 Jan 2017 SOLD OUT: Cornell Cares Day - Project Open Hand (San Francisco)
07 Jan 2017 SOLD OUT: Cornell Cares Day - Volunteer at Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose
17 Dec 2016 SOLD OUT: Dim Sum Gathering with Cornell Dining Club
15 Dec 2016 Cornell Silicon Valley and Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future present: Climate Change and Mitigation Strategies
10 Dec 2016 Cornell / Harvard Holiday Party 2016
01 Dec 2016 Cornell and UPenn December Mixer
19 Nov 2016 Mt. Tam Steep Ravine Trail Hike to Stinson Beach
17 Nov 2016 Cornell Silicon Valley Presents: Cornell & the Sustainability Challenge
15 Nov 2016 Cornell Silicon Valley, Young Alumni Programs, and Diversity Alumni Programs Present: Making it in San Francisco – Tips for Young Alumni
05 Nov 2016 Asian Art Museum Tour of The Rama Epic
03 Nov 2016 Anchor Brewing Christmas Release - Private Tour, Exclusive Tasting & Happy Hour
29 Oct 2016 <<CANCELLED>> Antonio's Gourmet Pizza Extravaganza: Halloween Style
27 Oct 2016 Private tour of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory: SOLD OUT
20 Oct 2016 Zinck's Night - San Francisco
20 Oct 2016 Zinck's Night - South Bay (Mountain View)
20 Oct 2016 Zinck's Night - East Bay (Emeryville)
18 Oct 2016 Cornell Silicon Valley (CSV) Presents: The Art of the Election
12 Oct 2016 Stand Out on LinkedIn: Professional Headshot Onsite Included: SOLD OUT
01 Oct 2016 Habitat for Humanity Build Day: SOLD OUT
28 Sep 2016 8th Annual Cornell-UCLA Alumni Mixer
24 Sep 2016 Oktoberfest By The Bay!!
20 Sep 2016 The Fintech Revolution
17 Sep 2016 Sushi Making and Sake Tasting at Bushido
13 Sep 2016 Pharma CEO Series: An Evening with Tassos Gianakakos, CEO of MyoKardia
11 Sep 2016 A night with San Francisco Symphony celebrating Steve Reich's 80th birthday
10 Sep 2016 Cornell Dining Club Sushi Event- SOLD OUT
28 Jul 2016 Cornell Silicon Valley (CSV) Presents: Coach the Cornell Summer Interns!
09 Jul 2016 Cornell NorCal Outdoor Events: Baker Beach California Coastal Trail Hike
30 Jun 2016 Battle of the Bay 2016: SF Giants at Oakland Athletics
26 Jun 2016 Cornell NorCal Annual Member Meeting
26 Jun 2016 Self Defense Seminar: Introduction to Krav Maga
23 Jun 2016 Giant Architectural Glass Casting Tour
14 Jun 2016 Karaoke Event in Palo Alto
02 Jun 2016 Cornell Silicon Valley (CSV) Presents: Fashion Forward
18 May 2016 Custom Electronics Factory Tour Makerfaire Trailer Event
15 May 2016 Bay Area Premiere of Agents of Change, the Straight Takeover of 1969
11 May 2016 Foreign Investment and Capital in the US Real Estate Market
30 Apr 2016 Volunteering at St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room
26 Apr 2016 The History of Work, The Future of Work: ILR and The Gig Economy
23 Apr 2016 Cornell Dining Club Hotpot Night
17 Apr 2016 Sunday Hands-On Glassblowing Alumni Workshop
09 Apr 2016 Rescheduled - Cornell NorCal Outdoor Events: Bike the Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail with Northwestern University
07 Apr 2016 Looking Forward: A Conversation with VP Emerita Susan Murphy
26 Mar 2016 Habitat for Humanity Build Day
09 Mar 2016 CANCELLED - Reception with Acting President Michael I. Kotlikoff
08 Mar 2016 CSV16: Expanding Horizons through Innovation
06 Feb 2016 Habitat for Humanity Build Day - SOLD OUT
30 Jan 2016 SOLD OUT: Cornell NorCal Outdoor Events: Mori Point Coastal Trail Hike with Columbia University
27 Jan 2016 Penn+Cornell Young Alumni Happy Hour
26 Jan 2016 Tech Panel With Twitter Leaders
25 Jan 2016 Semifreddi Factory Tour
21 Jan 2016 Twenty-First Annual Predictions Dinner
12 Jan 2016 When to Partner & When to Sell Behind the Scenes of the Regeneron-Sanofi & GeneWEAVE-Roche Deals
18 Dec 2015 2nd Annual Ivy League+ Alumni Holiday Party
16 Dec 2015 Johnson High Tech Trek & Holiday Party
12 Dec 2015 SOLD OUT: Volunteering at St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room
11 Dec 2015 Annual Cornell Hotel Society NorCal Holiday Party & Silent Auction 2015
06 Dec 2015 Cornell Dining Club, December
23 Nov 2015 An Evening with Dr. Lou Lange, Founder of CV Therapeutics (Sold to Gilead Sciences)
17 Nov 2015 Cornell Silicon Valley Presents: Business Ethics, Law and Your Organization
14 Nov 2015 Tour of USS Hornet & lunch at Rock Wall Winery / Scolaris
12 Nov 2015 The History of Solar Energy and Where It is Going
11 Nov 2015 Cornell Silicon Valley Presents: Where Art and Technology Intersect: Fostering Innovation at Cornell
07 Nov 2015 CAAA Norcal Asian Art Museum Tour
28 Oct 2015 Buried Treasure: Highlights of Cornell’s Archives
19 Oct 2015 Seth Siegel: Let There Be Water
15 Oct 2015 Zinck's Night - East Bay (Emeryville)
15 Oct 2015 Zinck's Night - Peninsula (Mountain View)
15 Oct 2015 Zinck's Night - San Francisco
02 Oct 2015 HOMEMADE Cooking Event & Dinner - Cooking for Optimum Health and Weight Loss
26 Sep 2015 Battle of the Bay 2015: SF Giants at Oakland Athletics
21 Sep 2015 WaterSide Chat with WaterSmart Software
17 Sep 2015 7th Annual Cornell-UCLA Alumni Mixer
16 Sep 2015 The Future of Making Things
15 Sep 2015 Cornell Writer On Tour-Book Reading
10 Sep 2015 CSV & CALS present: Cornellians at the Intersection of Business and the Life Sciences
10 Sep 2015 Tech Talk & Networking with CMU at Machine Zone
29 Aug 2015 China Camp State Park Hike & Heritage Day 2015 Celebration
23 Aug 2015 Cornell NorCal Annual Welcome Picnic
06 Aug 2015 Cornell North Bay Networking Happy Hour
05 Aug 2015 Intern Summer Gathering - Show & Tell
11 Jul 2015 Cornell Dining Club, July
28 Jun 2015 Annual Members meeting
25 Jun 2015 Cornell NorCal and Cornell Silicon Valley Digital Health Venture Capital Panel
23 Jun 2015 Karaoke in Palo Alto
11 Jun 2015 Cornell + Penn Happy Hour
23 May 2015 Non-Reunion Reunion 2015
23 May 2015 Special Angel Island Hike with Northwestern University, University of Chicago and Duke University
10 May 2015 Cornell East Bay Hike: Pulgas Open Space Preserve
16 Apr 2015 Cornell/Columbia Happy Hour Mixer - East Bay

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