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Graduate Community Centers

Hasbrouck Community Center and Maplewood Community Center are gathering spots and informational resources for our graduate and professional student residents, offering:

  • full-time staff support
  • programs and events for both adults and children, including regular pot luck dinners
  • residential service centers, where you can check your mail, ask questions, and get information
  • shared community spaces, where residents gather to study or socialize
  • support and resources for international residents, including English as a Second Language (ESL) classes twice a week
  • orientation programs to help new residents learn about Cornell, Ithaca, and life in the United States
  • the weekly "Panda Bears" gathering for parents and their young children

Big Red Barn Graduate and Professional Student Center

The Big Red Barn, an old carriage house turned student center, is located in the heart of campus and surrounded by lawns and gardens.A central place for eating and relaxing, the Big Red Barn hosts more than 200 events per year, including the ever popular T.G.I.F. (Tell Grads It's Friday), International Conversation Hour, Trivia Night, Speed Dating and the Second Chance Prom for students who missed their first one.

The Big Red Barn houses cozycafé with a delicious breakfast and lunch menu. Enjoy a Belgian waffle and hot specialty coffee for breakfast, a Sicilian Pasta Bake for lunch, or a Freshtake Grab-n-Go salad or packaged kosher dish if you're in a hurry. Relax outdoors at our picnic tables, or sit inside by the fireplace in our comfortable lounge furniture.

The Big Red Barn's eatery is open to the whole Cornell community for breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday. The Graduate and Professional Student Center staff provides snacks and beverages to graduate and professional students on afternoons and evenings, and hosts numerous events and programs throughout the academic year.

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