Cornell College

Tour curated by: Hannah Robertson '18 and Brad Kane '18

Welcome to Cornell College!

Locations for Tour

Shall we compare you to a modern manse?Your recent renovation is on view,No hint of past encumbrance at first glance,Nor echoes of the problems that we knew. We counted on our “guys” to keep us sane,To monitor the heat and water flow.Is…

Rebuilt after a devastating fireRich in traditionCornell’s first buildingWill stand to welcome generationsof future college studentslong after most of us are gone. - The Cornellian, “$100,000 face job for Old Sem.” March 13, 1959.…

From the beginning of the discussions, trustees referred to the new building as the “college edifice,” meaning that its intended use was to house the college. - C. William Heywood and Richard Harlan Thomas. Cornell College: A…

I prefer to speak of South Hall as the “grande dame” of the humanities...Queen of languages, philosophy, political science, and literature. To me she has always looked like a slightly top-heavy old frigate loaded to the…

Grand! Magnificent! Beautiful! Are some of the exclamations indulged in, when viewing the elevation picture of the new college chapel. -The Mount Vernon Hawk-Eye, October 8, 1875.

Then I recall the many facets of my work-study job at the Bowman reception desk. It was a great place to keep up with what was going on. We buzzed the girls for vistors, took phone calls and yelled up the "tube", gave out the mail, chatted with…

A lot of students came from all over the country and needed a place. People didn't do well if they didn't have a place they could go and connect. - Odell McGee ’74

That whereas it has been found necessary, in order to conform to the wishes and conditions of Mr. Carnegie, in making the donation of forty thousand ($40,000) dollars, for the erection of a library building, to be erected on the campus of [Cornell…

Down the hill from the Thomas Commons sits the building known today as McWethy Hall, home to the Cornell College art department and the Peter Paul Luce Art Gallery. However, when the building was first constructed in 1909, it served a very different…

You are defeated once. Die once. But every defeat, every humiliation, every death I have ever seen or imagined is mine. I am the fox, hunted and pursued and torn by dogs. – Winifred Mayne Van Etten, from the early version of I am the Fox…

Quiet hours are from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.An alarm clock may be obtained from the hostess.The use of alcoholic beverages is not permitted.Check-out time is 2:00 p.m.A pay station telephone is located on the first floor.Please arrange for the…