Upcoming events

    • 08 Apr 2017
    • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
    • IPot, 1420 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

    For those of you who are new to the Bay Area or Cornell Dining Club, we would love for you to join. Cornell NorCal and the Cornell Asian Alumni Association partner up to host regular dining events to bring alumni and current students in the Bay Area together. Come and meet your fellow alumni over a delicious meal! 

    This April, CAAA/NorCal is going to meet for all you can eat Hotpot at 6:15pm in the city. Save your appetite for a delicious meal with your fellow Cornellians, family and friends. This is an excellent way to get to meet new people and have a more personal connection with them. Get your tickets now! 

    If you have any questions, please contact Linda Lam @

    • 11 Apr 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zendesk: 1019 Market St. San Francisco, CA
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    *Registration closes April 3rd.

    For audiences of leaders or managers, especially those that manage wellness programs, this event is for you. For those that care about wellness or wonder how to make an impact on your team, manager, or improve your company’s culture, this event is for you.  

    We are honored to have CEO of Motion Infusion, Laura Putnamengage us in an informative and entertaining session that dives into the controversial topic of promoting wellness in the workplace, followed by an inclusive discussion to our NorCal community.


    Here’s the truth: If there’s ever a time we need workplace wellness, it’s now. Consider, for example, that rates of diabetes have increased by a whopping 653%, and thanks to all of our labor-saving devices like escalators and remote controls, the average American now sits 9.3 hours a day.  To fight back against chronic stress, chronic disease and poor health habits, most employers now offer some type of wellness offering. The question is: Do they actually work? Considering that over 80% of eligible employees are opting out and obesity rates continue to soar, perhaps not.


    Join with us to learn from Laura, author of Workplace Wellness That Works, about why wellness in the workplace is a really good idea, how we can do it better with tactics like activating managers to become multipliers of well-being for their team members, and come away with 10 tangible steps to build a workplace wellness initiative that actually works. The truth is: We can do better – and there’s no reason why you can’t be the one to start a movement of well-being in your organization!



    6:00pm-6:30pm Networking

    6:30pm-6:40pm Why Wellness Matters at Zendesk,Wellness Program Coordinator: Angie DeWitt-Moore

    6:40pm-7:30pm Keynote, CEO of Motion Infusion: Laura Putnam followed with Q&A

    7:30pm-8:00pm Networking and book signing



    Laura Putnam, MA, author of Workplace Wellness That Works (WILEY, 2015), is CEO and founder of Motion Infusion  whose work has been covered by MSNBC, The New York Times, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, American Journal of Health Promotion, NPR, and many others. She is a former urban public high school teacher, international community organizer, dancer, gymnast and now a movement-builder in the world of health and wellness. A leading authority on how organizations can promote well-being at work and how leaders and managers can inspire employees to adopt healthier behaviors, Laura is a sought-after speaker and consultant. She was recently awarded the American Heart Association's "2020 Impact" award as well as the National Wellness Institute’s “Circle of Leadership” award. A graduate of Brown University and Stanford University, Laura lives in San Francisco with her fiancé. 

    * Ticket price includes beverages, wine. Please eat before the event.

    * Proceeds allow us to fund two endowed scholarships-the Ira B. Degenhardt Tradition Fellowship and the Peter E. Lee Tradition Fellowship.  These funds go to two deserving students from the Bay Area for each of their four-year tenure at Cornell.

    Please contact Rosemary J. Fantozzi '09 with questions.


    • 11 Apr 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 412 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301

    Cornell and Columbia team up for a social mixer at The Patio in Palo Alto. Join us after work to mingle with fellow Cornell alums and our friends from Columbia. Light appetizers included for the first hour. Happy hour is until 7pm. Cash bar.

    Questions? Please contact Raj Uppala, MBA '15

    • 16 Apr 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 1100 Eastshore Hwy, Berkeley, CA 94710
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    Join Cornellians, family, and friends at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley to enjoy a day at the racetrack. We'll have reserved seats in the outdoor boxes at the Clubhouse level. Each summer, Golden Gate Fields hosts Sunday Dollar Days, which means that $1 hot dogs and $1 beers are only a short walk away. All ages are welcome to attend, and betting is completely optional. The first race of the day starts at 12:45pm.

    Parking: $1 self-parking is available at the Buchanan Street entrance or $10 valet parking is available at the Gilman Street (Turf Club) entrance.

    Finding us: Enter through the Gilman Street entrance to reach the Clubhouse directly, or enter through Buchanan Street and head up the stairs. Regardless of which entrance you take, there is a $5 entrance fee. The boxes are outside the Clubhouse. When you reach the box, an additional $5 box payment will be collected. We will be in row 16 between E and F. Boxes will be marked with "Cornell". Don't forget to wear your red!

    Cost: Registration is free and encouraged to ensure we reserve enough seating. A $5 entrance fee and a $5 box fee ($10 total) will be collected at Golden Gate Fields. Concessions will be available for purchase.

    Please contact Carolyn Strauss, MPA '12 with questions.

    • 27 Apr 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • The Exploratorium Pier 15
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    Join Cornell NorCal for Exploratorium After Dark!

    Every Thursday, the Exploratorium keeps the doors open past its regular closing time to host the on-going After Dark events. While sipping cocktails, visitors can enjoy an array of unique, adult-only programs and events that change each week, as well as experience the museum's 600-plus hands-on exhibits without the many children who often explore during the daytime.

    On April 27th, the Exploratorium will be featuring "Full-Spectrum Science and Sewn Scenarios."

    * Must be 21 years or older to attend

    * Food and cocktails will be available but not included in the price of the ticket

    * Please arrive promptly at 6:00pm 

    Please contact Katerina Daveynis ('11) with questions.

    • 01 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Oakland Coliseum 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland
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    Come join fellow Cornell Alumni for the Battle of the Bay 2017! The A's play host to their cross-­bay rival Giants the evening of Tuesday, August 1st at 7:05 pm. Cornell NorCal has reserved great seats ­ Section 104 Rows 9-13 (Lower Box) -­ to catch all of the action, so please join us!

    Each ticket costs $60 for members and $70 for non members. Our tickets (and this game in general) completely sold out last year and our price was about half the price of what these same seats were selling for on the secondary market.

    Please note that the ability to purchase tickets through our group will end on July 10, 2017 even though the game is on August 1, 2017. 

    This transaction and subsequent receipt will *not* be valid for entry to the game. The event organizer, Doug Mitarotonda, will be in touch with you a few days prior

    to the game with your exact seat location(s) and ticket information.


    When: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Where: Oakland Coliseum

    What: San Francisco Giants @ Oakland Athletics

    Seats: Section 104, Rows 9-13 (Lower Box)

    Cost: $60/ticket (members), $70/ticket (non­-members)

    Please contact Doug Mitarotonda BA '02 with questions.

Past events

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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