A Story 100 Years in the Making

Our story is undoubtedly characterized by a 100-year-long commitment to a business education that is infused with the spirit and language of hospitality. This story—our history—has guided and changed the industry throughout the past century, and it will continue to do so in the next century and beyond.

As part of our centennial celebration, the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration is digitizing stories from the past—for the first time ever. Join us as we honor our past and celebrate the stories that are making Hotelie history today.


A Look at Our History

A picture is worth more than a thousand words. Take a scroll through our history by seeing it yourself. From the early days of our history to now, you’ll get a sense of how our education has evolved since its beginning in 1922.


Making History Today

History isn’t just a thing of the past. Our Hotelies are making history every day. Take a moment to read the stories that are paving the future of the Cornell Nolan School of Hotel Administration.

two young women seated at a table covered with colorful notepaper and pens as well as T-shirts.
May 12, 2022

The Nolan School’s Hotelies Show Up and Give Back

Hotelies Give Back returned to campus last month, highlighting the role of service in hospitality and beyond for Cornell Nolan School students.

The Out Space team holds the winning $25,000 check.
May 2, 2022

App connecting driveways with beachgoers wins hospitality business contest

Barge-deck restaurants and robotics startup for cooking kitchens among pitches presented during the 12th Cornell Hospitality Business Plan Competition.

students line up for a waiter race
April 27, 2022

Cornell Nolan School to Commemorate 100th Anniversary

A yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary kicked off at the 97th annual Hotel Ezra Cornell (HEC).


Honoring Our Past

For the first time ever, we’re digitizing select stories and excerpts from Hotelie Magazine! Join us as we celebrate our centennial with stories that honor our past.

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June 21, 2022

100 years of Cornell Hospitality: Alumni Celebrate at Gala

Over 300 alumni of the Nolan School of Hotel Administration walked the red carpet at the 13th annual Icons and Innovators (I&I) Awards gala.

runners move by Signage at the corner of Feeney Way and Tower Road.
April 18, 2022

First Among Giants: Chuck Feeney ’56

Learn more about Chuck Feeney’s colossal impact on Cornell, the tourism and retail industries, and, with no exaggeration, the world.

Vance A. Christian raises a glass of wine to 350 students in wine course
April 18, 2022

Intro to Wines: A Vintage Classic Turns 40

Described as “an essential Cornell experience” more than a decade ago, the Intro to Wines course has a long and storied history at Cornell.

A Toast to Our Future

Our community—our devoted Hotelies—are united by their success and their passion for service and each other. While there are many ways to celebrate our centennial, you can choose to make a gift that will positively impact future generations of Hotelies.