Once a Hotelie, always a Hotelie.

Wherever your journey takes you, the School of Hotel Administration’s alumni network will always make you feel at home—after all, we’re known for hospitality. As a Hotelie, you’re part of a very special community that starts before orientation and continues beyond your 50th Reunion.

Infographic: 14,000+ Hotel School alumni, 230,000+ Cornell alumni, and 50+ Cornell Hotel Society clubs


SHA alumni are business leaders, hospitality innovators, and compassionate managers. They exemplify what it means to live a life of service. And, most importantly, they make industry connections that put the school at the hub of the hospitality ecosystem.

When you were a student, there’s no doubt that alumni helped you navigate Cornell’s endless opportunities or had an influence on your career path. Now it’s your turn to make a difference in the lives of Hotelies to come. Plan to stay connected with each other and with SHA. Because once you’re a Hotelie, you’re a Hotelie for life.

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Five SHA alumni talk during a reception

Ways to Connect

Alumni pose in front of Cornell bannerWith each other

Keep in touch with former classmates and make new connections with fellow alumni. You can search for Hotelies in the Alumni Directory or participate in regional alumni clubevents.

Four SHA students outside in business attireWith students

Engage with the next generation of hospitality leaders through the CUeLINKS mentorship platform, or recruit interns and graduates by connecting with the Career Management Center.

Exterior of Statler Hall With SHA

Pay us a visit and stay informed about upcoming events and opportunities. Plan to attend annual events like Reunion or let us know when you’re coming back to campus.

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Alumni News and Features

April 24, 2019

Roger Hill ’87 and Andrew Fay ’87 named Cornell Hospitality Innovators for 2019

Roger Hill ’87 and Andrew Fay ’87, cofounders of the Gettys Group, have been named the 2019 Cornell Hospitality Innovator honorees.

April 24, 2019

CREF’s annual WX panel discussion covers corporate culture and career advice

This year's WX panel discussion, hosted by CREF and Cornell REW, featured an all-female panel of distinguished executives in the real estate industry.

April 16, 2019

Immersion Trek brings SHA faculty to London for industry insights

The Faculty Immersion Trek helps faculty to remain current with global trends and continually learn new ways to approach their teaching and research.