At the cherished gathering place, The Statler Hotel, we are delighted to invite you and your family to enjoy a dining experience to celebrate your Cornell 2024 graduate. Commencement weekend is the pinnacle of each graduate’s journey at Cornell — it is a time to showcase accomplishments, cherish relationships and reflect on life experiences fostered in this special community.
Reservations are required for dining in Taverna Banfi and The Ballroom
Cornell University Commencement Weekend Information can be found here: Events & Schedule – Office of Commencement Events
In-Person Commencement Ceremonies
Saturday May 25, 2024
Ceremonies will be located at Schoellkopf Field, 0.5 miles/8-minute walking distance to The Statler Hotel.
Friday-Sunday Breakfast Buffet
7:00 A.M. – 9:15 A.M.
Friday Lunch Buffet
11:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Saturday & Sunday Brunch Buffet
9:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Friday-Sunday 4-Course Prix Fixe Dinner
5:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
Our chefs at Taverna Banfi embrace the inspiration of Tuscan cuisine to execute modern dishes using the freshest ingredients for an unforgettable dining experience. Your perfectly paced meal will transport you to Montalcino, Italy: home of the Castello Banfi Wine Estate for which the restaurant is named.
Reservations Not Accepted
Our Lounge dining menu will
be available from 4 P.M – 10:30 P.M
2:00 P.M – 12:00 A.M.
Saturday Lunch Buffet
11:00 A.M – 4:00 P.M
4:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.
4:00 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.
The perfect place to relax with modern craft cocktails as well as delightful small plates and casual dinner options.
Reservations Not Accepted
Friday & Saturday
10:00 A.M – 4:00 P.M
Dine at your student’s favorite place – One of Cornell’s most popular quick service lunch locations. The Terrace Restaurant, located on the ground floor of The Statler Hotel, offers a variety of made-to-order meals including salads, burritos, pho, curry chicken fingers and house-made soup.
Reservation Requests Open Wednesday January 10, 2024
To secure a dining reservation for Taverna Banfi and The Carrier Ballroom, reservation requests must be submitted after January 10, 2024.
All reservation requests will be received by our Special Events Coordinator, please allow 3-business day for your request to be processed. If your requested time is not available, we will reach out with alternative time frames.
Your understanding and support during this high-volume commencement weekend is truly valued. As we strive to provide high quality service to all our guests, we want to provide important timing details related to your reservation.
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