Cornellians come home: Reunion 2022 brings thousands to campus

For the first time since 2019, alumni gathered on campus to celebrate milestone Reunions. Over 6,000 alumni and guests came back to Ithaca from as far away as Australia, representing 48 states plus Puerto Rico.

Events like Bill Nye ’77 comes home for Reunion!, the Olin Lecture, Cornelliana Night, and more attracted large crowds of alumni and guests, who expressed their excitement to be celebrating in person again this year. Four of the featured Reunion events were livestreamed, which allowed alumni around the world to share the Big Red spirit of the weekend and connect with classmates.

“It’s been so wonderful to be back on campus all together this weekend,” said Erica Healey-Kagan ’05, the president of the Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO), during Cornelliana Night.