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.

A large group of alumni pose for a photo at an awards reception
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

Elizabeth Blau
March 10, 2020

Elizabeth Blau named 2020’s Cornell Hospitality Innovator

Blau, who helped transform Las Vegas into a world-class dining destination, will be honored in June 2021 in New York.

Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta welcomes SHA faculty during industry immersion trip
February 21, 2020

Industry immersion trip connects SHA faculty with global hospitality leaders

During a trip filled with fascinating presentations and discussions, the faculty got some eye-opening views from the C-suite.

MMH students stand in front of the Brooklyn Bridge.
February 12, 2020

Hotel Show NYC: Touring the breadth of the hospitality industry

The Hotel Show excursion to New York City gives MMH students a chance to visit hospitality companies and network with industry professionals.