To give new life or freshness; refresh; to take recreation

To create again, especially: to form anew in the imagination

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There are many ways to stay connected, active, mindful and recreate during hybrid & in-person learning and working.

Other recreation on campus:

  • Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • Schoellkopf Stadium Stairs (Central Campus) available throughout the day, Monday-Friday
  • Walk/run at Kane Track (Monday-Friday 11:00am-1:00pm)
  • Utilize the indoor track at Barton Hall; locker rooms available in Teagle Hall


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Free Recreation at Cornell

Your Cornell ID card is your ticket to free recreation on campus!

  • Open lap swimming at Helen Newman and Teagle*
  • Sand volleyball between Clara Dickson and Balch Hall (seasonal)
  • Tennis at Risley (seasonal)
  • Outdoor Basketball at Noyes Recreation Center and Jessup Fields Courts (seasonal)
  • Take a free PE class*
  • Hike the Botanic Gardens trails

*note: this offering free to students only; all others need membership.

General equipment is available to check out.