Partners and Families


Kids' Science Day at the Big Red Barn

 

The Graduate School recognizes that our students may arrive in Ithaca accompanied by their spouses/partners and/or children.  Both the Graduate School and Cornell University offer various resources to students with family members.  We welcome the participation of spouses, partners, and children at many activities and events, and the Big Red Barn Graduate and Professional Center invites student families to join its community.

Resources

The Office of Graduate Student Life is your primary contact for any questions or concerns regarding student spouses, partners and children.  There is also a campus-wide advisory group that oversees all aspects of student life experience for graduate and professional student families.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding what resources are available, please contact the Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life at janna [dot] lamey+[at]+cornell [dot] edu  In the meantime, please explore the many resources that already exist to support our graduate student families. 

Staying Informed

Communication is key in order for you to take advantage of opportunities available for graduate student families.  The following listserves are sponsored by the Cornell Graduate School, and support different needs of our graduate student families: 

  • Student Spouse/Partner List:  This list is the primary method that University offices communicate directly with graduate student spouses and partners. Weekly summary emails share information about ongoing campus events open to spouses and partners.  Members may also use the list to post announcements of upcoming events, meet new friends, post questions and answers to the group, or discuss current events and issues of concern.
    • To join the list, send an email to STUDENTPARTNERS-L-request+[at]+cornell [dot] edu
    • In the body of the email, type "join"
  • Student Spouse/Partner Employment List:  This list is designed for graduate student spouse/partners seeking employment in the Ithaca area.  As positions become available, job announcements are emailed to listserve members.  In addition, any employment workshops/services open to student spouses and partners are shared through this list.
    • To join the list, send an email to DUAL_CAREER_POSTINGS-L-request+[at]+cornell [dot] edu
    • In the body of the email, type "join"
  • Graduate Students with Children List:  Being a parent can be hard.  This is a special list for graduate student parents who wish to support and connect with one another.  Members may use the list to post announcements of upcoming events, meet new friends, post questions and answers to the group, or discuss current events and issues of concern.
    • To join the list, send an email to GRADSTUDENTS_WITH_KIDS-L-request+[at]+cornell [dot] edu
    • In the body of the email, type "join"
  • Students with Children List:  This is a University-wide list, managed through Career/Life Services, that serves all Cornell students who are parents.  We strongly recommend that you sign up for this list if you have children: it is extremely helpful in learning about the many opportunities and activities for children available at Cornell and in the surrounding area.
    • To join the list, send an email to students-with-kids-L-request+[at]+cornell [dot] edu
    • In the body of the email, type "join"