While You are Here
The Cornell University Library Public Health Resource Guide was developed by Cornell librarians, MPH faculty and staff, and MPH students. It includes public health books in the library, top public health journal, health data and statistics, software in the library, tips on searching scholarly and grey literature, evaluating evidence, writing styles and citations, and many more public health resources. Make use of the libraries and library staff! They are here to help you succeed.
Useful Links for Cornell Graduate Students
- Student Handbook (2019-2020)
- Cornell Academic Calendar (2019-2020)
- University Events Calendar
- Student Essentials – Cornell’s student academic portal
- Cornell Writing Center
- Cornell Health Center
- Course Catalog
- Cornell Library
- TCAT Bus
- Cornell Parking
- IT Services
- Cornell Maps
- Student Disability Services
Student Needs & Support
The Learning Strategies Center – including study skills: http://lsc.cornell.edu/
- Blue Light Escort teams are available to walk students home seven days a week, from dusk to dawn. Call 607 255-7373 or pick up a Blue Light Phone.
- TCAT’s Blue Light bus routes 92 and 93serve the campus and Collegetown seven nights a week, 6:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m., on an hourly basis during the academic year. Use your CU ID when boarding and pay no fare.
- Big Red Shuttle:free, student-run, Friday and Saturday late-night transportation service for students in need of a safe ride home.
- Tompkins & Cortland 2-1-1: a free, confidential 24-hour helpline maintains a comprehensive database of health and human services available to those who live and work in Tompkins County.
- Resources that are discounted or free to grad students & link to the Graduate School Emergency Fund. Includes some links to discounts outside of Cornell: https://gradschool.cornell.edu/student-experience/student-perks-and-discounts/
- Cornell Food Pantry (on West Campus)
- Food pantries & hot meals in and around Ithaca
- Cornell student club that works to reduce food waste on campus and also provide meals: https://www.cornellfoodrecoverynetwork.com/
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/SNAP, or food stamps: https://newyork-foodstamps.org/eligibility/
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/wic/
- Winter heating support: https://www.ny.gov/services/apply-heating-and-cooling-assistance-heap
Makenzie Peterson, MSc
Wellbeing Program Director
Cornell University | College of Veterinary Medicine
S2-013C Schurman Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Graduate Student Life
Some specific student life resources that we think you might like include the following. Please check out the full list of resources here: http://gradschool.cornell.edu/student-life.
- The Big Red Barn Graduate and Professional Student Center (BRB), an old carriage house turned student center, is located in the heart of campus and surrounded by lawns and gardens. A central place for eating and relaxing, the Big Red Barn hosts more than 200 events per year, including the ever popular T.G.I.F. (Tell Grads It’s Friday), Trivia Night, and Speed Dating. Connect with the Big Red Barn on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on BRB events and community-related news. Visit gradschool.cornell.edu/student-life/big-red-barn.
- Office of Graduate Student Life is committed to the importance of student health and well- being as a foundation for academic and life success. In recognition that health and academic performance are intimately linked, the Office of Student Life at the Graduate School is a source of support and advocacy for Cornell graduate and professional students. The Office of Student Life serves as a coordinating hub of services that facilitate the student life experience at Cornell. Visit gradschool.cornell.edu/student-life/office-graduate-student-life.
- Individuals are central to the Grad School’s notion of community, and it’s the collection of inspiring students, dedicated faculty, and caring administrators who make Cornell a community that is easy to call home. For more information regarding student communities, clubs, engagement and Community-Building Opportunities, visit gradschool.cornell.edu/communities.