Welcome Parents and Families

From your first visit as a prospective family to Commencement weekend, we love having you on campus. But when you aren’t on campus, this page can help you stay in the loop with all that’s going on at Cornell College. Use these quick links to connect to resources around campus, and stay connected with the latest news stories below.

For Prospective Families Helpful Contact Information Resources Taking Care of Business


News from the Registrar

FERPA is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Please visit our website for information on how this affects you and your student.

Click here for instructions on how parents can access student grade, financial aid, and/or balance information. Before you can access a student's information, the student must send an electronic invitation. 

Contact the Registrar with questions.

Student Accounts

Fall 2014 billing statements were published to self-service on July 16.  Payment for first semester is due August 12.  Payment plans are available and will run August 1 - December 1.  Tuition insurance is available this year through SallieMae.  If you are interested in tuition insurance, please refer to the following website: http://bit.ly/1nK9CvE

Questions regarding student accounts?  Call 319-895-4593 or email studentaccounts@cornellcollege.edu

Visiting The Hilltop

Cornell is rich in history and traditions. From the Block Plan to the Orange Carpet, the Culture Show to the anual toilet paper toss, there are many exciting things to experience.

Use this map to enjoy a walk on our scenic campus. Check out the state's largest Ginko tree and learn of it's legend, or relax at Ink Pond. Any path you choose will be rewarding.

Family Weekend
Oct. 17-19

Join other families of Cornell students for a weekend-long celebration on campus. Family members can experience campus life by attending classes, seeing presentations, cheering for Rams athletic teams, and more.

Click here for more info.

Please email Gwen Schimek or call (319)895-4103 with questions.

Mellon grant will fund summer research institute

Cornell College has received a $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create a summer research institute and to expand its digital liberal arts efforts. Read More

Cornell, Coe share grant for scientific equipment

Coe College and Cornell College have jointly received a $10,000 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant award to help purchase a new scientific instrument that will aid in a wide variety of experiments. Read More

Cornell College Alternative Spring Break third in the nation

Cornell College's Alternative Spring Break program is the third most active in the nation, according to Break Away, the organization that puts on Alternative Spring Break. Read More

Sociology major wins award for paper

Cornell junior Rose Reed-Maxfield won the prestigious Manford Kuhn Award for best Junior-Senior paper at the Iowa Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting. Read More

Schuster-Craig earns summer fellowship in Germany

Johanna Schuster-Craig, assistant professor of German, has accepted a Fulbright/DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Summer Fellowship for participation in the Summer Academy in Leipzig for American Faculty in German this June. Read More

Fields honored for engagement

Jacob Fields ’14 won the Student Leadership Award from the Iowa Campus Compact for his work with education and cancer research fundraising. Read More

Hoobler co-director of grant-winning project

Ellen Hoobler, assistant professor of art history at Cornell College, is one of the co-directors for a project that has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Startup grant. Read More

Monreal earns Fulbright to South Korea

Tiffany Monreal ’14 will teach English in South Korea as part of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program. She is the ninth Cornellian in nine years to earn a Fulbright. Read More

Writing studio dedicated to Madgetta Dungy

Cornell College has dedicated the writing studio to Madgetta Thornton Dungy '64, the first African American female to graduate from Cornell. Read More

2013-14 Academic Awards

Each year Cornell College recognizes student achievement with an awards celebration. Dozens of students were honored at this year’s ceremony. Read More

Denniston co-authors paper that solves climate puzzle

Rhawn Denniston, geology professor at Cornell College and chair of the Environmental Studies program, is the co-author of a paper that solves a long-standing controversy about ancient climate change. Read More

Wenger earns Fulbright

Emily Wenger, a Cornell College senior double-majoring in English and creative writing and theatre, has earned a Fulbright Award and will spend 9 months in Turkey. Read More

Students apply science to sports and exercise

Students in Physiology of Exercise examined how the human body works and changes from a resting to an exercising state, gaining hands-on experience through a series of labs to complement their classroom learning. Read More

Tabak on “Ethical Perspectives in the News”

Leon Tabak, professor of computer science, is scheduled to appear on KCRG-TV's "Ethical Perspectives on the News" Sunday, May 4 at 11 a.m. Read More

Commencement moved indoors

Cornell College will confer degrees on approximately 270 students during its Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 11. The ceremony will take place in the Small Multi-Sport Center. Live video will be available. Read More

Students explore human-robot interaction

Students in Ross Sowell’s Human-Robot Interaction course relied on the latest research to learn about this emerging field, then applied their knowledge to their own robotics projects. Read More

Stewart participating in American History seminar

Professor of history Catherine Stewart will participate in a special American history seminar on Chicago put on by the Council of Independent Colleges and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Read More

Cornell College dedicating renovated student center May 2

Cornell College is hosting a dedication ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on May 2 for the newly-renovated and expanded Thomas Commons. Read More