Food only $10
Food & Alcohol $10
Tabs (both) $5
Certain items may be worth multiple tabs.
Must be 21 years old or older with a valid government ID to receive a wristband for alcohol. Gluten-friendly alcohol beverages are available.
Wristbands can be pre-purchased, and are available for pickup at the Dining / ID Tent on Slope Day. There are no refunds for wristbands not picked up at the event.


Slopefest is a non-alcoholic carnival on Ho Plaza. Eat, play, and make memories on Slope Day!


All containers are either compostable or recyclable, and free water is available in bottles containing 50% less plastic than standard bottles.


Cornell Dining, Slope Day Programming Board, and the Student Assembly provides breakfast sandwiches and fresh fruit to Slope Day attendees in Collegetown and North Campus from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Head to Collegetown (in front of Schwartz) or 626 Thurston Avenue to pick up some food!


Cornell Dining offers food for purchase on the Slope, including pulled pork, tacos, buffalo chicken, philly cheese steak, bavarian pretzels, and more. Check out the dining area below Willard Straight Hall on Slope Day to see all options. Food can be purchased using credit card or Big Red Bucks.


On Slope Day, approximately 600 volunteers help run the event on and off Libe Slope. Without this help, Slope Day simply would not be possible.


  • Be a part of Cornell’s oldest tradition
  • Everyone you know will be there
  • Build your resume
  • Meet new and exciting people
  • Get to know CU Police…in a good way
  • Earn service hours for organizations like APO and Cru
  • Free Slope Day T-Shirt & Water Bottle
  • A chance to win great prizes


Time: At least one 2 hour shift


  • Distribute water
  • Pick up waste/litter
  • Find people in need of medical attention
  • Run attractions on SlopeFest


  • Free meal tickets (if 4 or more hours are worked)
  • Entry into prize raffle (based on number of shifts worked)
  • Waived admission fee (graduate students)


Time: At least one 4 hour shift


  • Work the ticket gates and ID check areas
  • Work at the beer tents
  • Provide assistance on and off the Slope


  • Volunteers: Paid release time during scheduled work hours
  • Non-exempt: Paid for all hours worked (more info: 6072556894)
  • Exempt: Usual compensation


Slope Day is FREE for all full-time undergraduate students who pay the Student Activity Fee (this includes December 2018 grads), and faculty/staff. Graduate & Professional students and alums must purchase a guest ticket to enter (see ‘GUEST TICKETS’), and may also purchase one (1) additional guest ticket.

All attendees must be 18 or over in age (and present government issued ID, if asked), and have a Slope Day wristband visible to enter the gate. Wristbands will be affixed by Slope Day staff at time of pickup, and must remain on your wrist for the duration of the event. Plan ahead and get your wristband early to avoid long lines.


You can pick up your wristband at convenient locations around campus in the days leading up to Slope Day. Wristbands are waterproof and hypoallergenic, as you cannot remove them until after Slope Day once you’ve had it put on.


Guest tickets are only available for purchase by past or present Cornell students. Current undergraduates may purchase two tickets for their guests. Current graduate/professional students and alumni may purchase one guest ticket in addition to their own ticket. Only a limited number of guest tickets are available. Guest tickets are available at www.CornellConcerts.com.