Welcome to the Cornell Club of Switzerland!

What’s Happening Now

The Cornell Club of Switzerland warmly invites you to connect with your Cornell roots and meet our local Swiss community. Discover the exciting events we have planned in the coming months!

Upcoming Events

Myths, Witches, Bears and a High Alpine Landscape

Sunday, 1 September 2024 Every year in September, the Cornell Club of Switzerland comes together to explore and hike a different part of Switzerland where we enjoy its natural beauty. The character of this year’s hike is different from previous years. It will take us to Reichenbach im Kandertal and from there, we take the … Read more

Escape With Us This Summer

Saturday, 13 July to Sunday, 14 July 2024 The Cornell Club of Switzerland and the Grand Hotel Kronenhof have done it again for the 10th time! A wonderful collaboration over the years to offer our alumni and friends a chance to experience a weekend in luxury at the exquisite Grand Dame of the Engadin. A … Read more

Latest News

  • Cornell Club of Switzerland Shines at 2024 Reunion in Ithaca
    The Cornell Club of Switzerland was well represented at the 6-9 June 2024 Cornell Reunion extravaganza in Ithaca, with Herb and Jeanine Riband (Cornell A&S ‘84 and CALS ’84) and Juerg and Sonja Hari (Cornell MBA ’94) enjoying the festivities and running into each other on the top of Libe Slope.  Reunion 2024 Highlights The … Read more

Annual Membership Dues

It’s that time of year! With your paid membership, you benefit from reduced event fees. As our club evolves with modern technology, we encourage you to become a dues-paying member this year!

All funds are utilized for events, website maintenance, and student sponsorships. There is no remuneration for our volunteer Board Members who keep this club running smoothly. Find out more about becoming a dues-paying member.

Thank you for supporting the Cornell Club of Switzerland!

Who We Are

A community of Cornell University alumni, parents, and friends living and working in beautiful Switzerland!

We are a dynamic and welcoming group that celebrates the spirit of the university and the wonders of Switzerland. We meet regularly to reconnect and explore what Switzerland has to offer, whether it’s hiking through the beautiful Swiss landscapes, or attending food or wine events, or taking walking tours of historic cities.

Our most notable and anticipated event is our annual Thanksgiving celebration! We are hosted by a hotel or restaurant managed by a Cornell alumnus/alumna to keep the Thanksgiving traditions alive – including a roasted turkey and all the festive trimmings! A time-honored tradition and a beloved event not to be missed!

Come and meet our community! We cordially invite you to join our next event and get to know our club members.

We hope to see you soon!

With our warmest regards,
The Cornell Club of Switzerland

Letter from the Club President

Dear fellow alumni and friends,

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website and logo as part of the ongoing evolution of our Club. One of our key missions is to attract more alumni who are living and/or working in Switzerland to join our Cornell alumni community. This website is designed to gain visibility, showcase our dynamic Club, and communicate with our membership more freely in a modern way that facilitates and enhances our Cornell connection. Thank you to the team that made this possible!

As you can imagine, it is important that we keep the website alive with our latest news. We encourage you to send your suggestions, articles to post, and pictures of our events to admin@cornellswitzerland.ch.

We look forward to sharing the Cornell spirit of this Club worldwide.

Best regards,

Dr. Christophe Zimmerli
President, Cornell Club of Switzerland

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