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Welcome to Cornell University's Event Registration Form

Cornell University's Event Registration Form is a tool used to help event planners connect with university officials in order to make their event planning experience efficient and painless. The communication between the event planner and university official will help the event planner better understand university policies and procedures, while allowing the university official the opportunity to learn more about the event and sponsoring organization(s). Though the process may seem tedious at times, it is important to maintain an open line of communications, and be prompt and courteous.

I am planning an event, and would like to register the event

Use this option if you are planning an event on the Cornell University campus. Events that must be registered using the Event Registration Form form includes (but are not limited to):

  • Events with food and/or alcohol.
  • Events that take place outdoors.
  • Events where money is collected (sales or fundraising).
  • Events that are held in a venue with a capacity of 200 or more people.
  • Events where a dignitary is speaking. (Not sure if you're hosting a dignitary? Click Here for a useful chart.)
  • Events that may be seen as controversial and/or high risk.

** PLEASE NOTE: Events should be registered at least three weeks prior to the start date. Student organizations may be fined for late filing, or lack of filing a Event Registration Form (see 'Guidelines for late filing, or lack of filing an Event Registration Form' for more information).

I already submitted an Event Registration Form, and would like to check the status

Use this option if you've already submitted an Event Registration Form, and would like to check the status of your event.

Looking for information about event planning at Cornell University?
If you're looking for basic information about planning an event at Cornell University, follow this link to view the Event Planning Handbook (for student organizations), or visit Cornell's Event Planning Website that includes basics about event planning for non-student organizations. Information at both sites includes:

  • Reserving space on campus
  • Using Cornell's name, logo, or artwork
  • Conducting sales on campus
  • Making your event accessible
  • Food and alcohol at events
  • Open fires
  • Noise permits
  • Events at fraternity and sorority houses
  • Events Management Planning Team (EMPT)

Cornell University's Event Planning Website -

Cornell University's Student Organization Event Planning Handbook -

Changing information about your event, or canceling your event
If any information about your event has changed, or if your event will no longer take place, please send an email to Roxanne Edsall at Be sure to include the sponsor's name, and the event title in your email.

Student Organization Event Planning Handbook

Follow this link to go to the Student Organization Event Planning Handbook. This on-line handbook provides valuable resources including policies and procedures for holding events on campus, links and contact information for campus departments, event planning checklists, and other resources you may find helpful while planning your event.