College News and Fun Facts: Cornell University
Dragon Day goes up in flames. Every March, Cornell celebrates Dragon Day. First-year architecture students build a giant dragon. They parade it across campus and then light it on fire in the Arts Quad. The 2015 dragon is pictured above. Source
Cornell is the only public-ivy league school. Four of the seven schools that make up Cornell University receive state funding. They include the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Human Ecology, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and College of Veterinary Medicine.
Slope Day brings big names in music to Ithaca. Slope Day celebrates the final day of spring classes with live music. Recent performers at Slope Day include Ludacris, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Pussycat Dolls, Ben Folds, Kanye West, O.A.R., Snoop Dogg, and The Game. Duke Ellington and The Grateful Dead also performed on Slope Day in 1947 and 1977, respectively.
- Color: Carnelian, Grey, and White
- Mascot: Touchdown
- Admit Rate: 10.3% (Class of 2022). Read more
- July 12, 2019
In Fisher Hall, it’s the Fisher Regatta, a one-on-one boat racing tournament held each April on St. Mary’s Lake that is open to all dorms, with most halls entering at least one home-made watercraft. Usually drawing more than 1,000 participants with boats … More
- July 5, 2019
Matriculation Ceremony. At the end of their first day on campus, first-year students gather for the Matriculation Ceremony to mark their official welcome to the Bucknell community. During the ceremony, they receive a pin to commemorate the event and to … More
- July 2, 2019
Every year, NYU hosts the Strawberry Festival. What’s so special about that? The NYU cooking staff bakes the largest Strawberry Shortcake in New York, using 2,500 egg yolks, 326 lbs. of pastry flour, and 489 cups of sugar. Source Color: … More
- June 25, 2019
75,000,000. The university owns a 75-million-year-old dinosaur egg. Lucky 13. The university was originally founded as The Baptist Education Society of the State of New York by 13 men who each offered $13 and 13 prayers. Color: Maroon, Grey and … More