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Student Responses to Review Topic: What To Do For Fun
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  • Hunter from Springfield, MO
  • Mar-27-2015 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    There is so much nature around the campus that you can barely even see it by satellite. There are so many fun things to do I guess you'll just have to visit and see for yourself.

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  • Allison from Deerfield, IL
  • Jan-14-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life exists without being the only option (I think Cornell is about 30% Greek), so you'll be totally fine whether or not you want to join. That being said, there are frat parties on the weekends, but plenty of people don't really go out if that's not your thing. There's also the Cornell Cinema, and the Johnson Museum on campus has a lot of events. There's an observatory only a few minutes walk from North Campus (where the freshman dorms are), there are usually events around holidays with performances from student groups, and there are plenty of clubs to join.

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  • Carli from Rochester Hills, MI
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    There is always something fun going on around campus! Cornell is unique in that it is located around some fantastic hiking trails that lead you past gorges, waterfalls, and other gorgeous places that nature has to offer. There are also many clubs on campus for any interest, ranging from Dance Dance Revolution Club to the Cornell Astronomical Society. Finally, stay up to date on events happening in Ithaca Commons, because a short bus ride can take you to interact with local Ithaca community members at events like Apple Fest or Porch Fest!

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  • Melinda from Ithaca, NY
  • Dec-14-2014 I am a current student here

    There isn't a lot. There are a couple clubs and bars but they are not up to par. The movie theatre and mall are nearby, but the mall has about 7 stores. The commons/downtown area is really nice though and has dozens of mom and pop restaurants and family-run shops which are really fun.

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  • Denzel
  • Jul-11-2014 I am a past student here

    For fun, there is always something to do on campus except during study period and finals week. If you join a club or two and keep your eyes open for flyers finding something to do will be easy. Word of mouth always works too. As far as off-campus goes, Ithaca is one of those towns that would not exist if not for the universities that reside there, but there are a couple things you can do. In October, the city hosts a weekend-long apple festival where many local vendors come out to showcase many edible goodies for sale such as apple cider, funnel cake, caramel apples, and much more. The apple cider donuts are to die for. In February, you can warm up to Ithaca's Chili Festival. There are also tons of restaurants in Collegetown and the Commons that serve a diverse cuisine (this is how I first tried Indian food). If this isn't enough for you, there is a list of 161 things Every Cornellian Should do. If you start running out of stuff to do, refer to this list.

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  • Erin from Locke, NY
  • Jul-11-2014 I am a current student here

    There are hundreds of clubs that you can join as a student at Cornell. If you're athletic, there are tons of club and intramural level sports to participate in. If that's not your thing, you can find activities ranging from engineering project teams to qudditch to squirrel watching. There are dance teams, community service organizations, musical groups, etc. Basically, if you can think of it, there's probably a club for it. If there isn't, you can get a group of friends together and make that club. The possibilities are endless. There is a club fair every fall so you can see what's available!

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  • Carey from Teaneck, NJ
  • May-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Students at Cornell enjoy concerts, lectures, club and intramural sports, parties, and more. On-campus amenities include 2 climbing walls, several gyms, bowling, movies, and more. When the weather is nice, the Cornell Plantations feature hiking and gardens.

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