Nov. 9 prelims postponed; update on North Campus shelter in place

Dear Cornell Community,

Local law enforcement is continuing the search for a gunman traveling on foot in the Village of Cayuga Heights, just north of the Ithaca campus. All individuals within a one-mile radius of the last known location of the gunman should continue to shelter in place. This includes the following buildings:

Africana Center
Alpha Chi Sigma
Alpha Epsilon Phi
Alpha Epsilon Pi
Alpha Gamma Rho
Alpha Xi Delta
Alpha Zeta
Beta Theta Pi
Delta Chi
Ecology House
Kappa Delta Rho
Phi Delta Theta
Phi Kappa Tau
Phi Mu
Pi Beta Phi
Pi Delta Psi
Pi Kappa Phi
Sigma Chi
Sigma Delta Tau
Tobin Field House
Wari Coop
Zeta Beta Tau
150 Triphammer

If you are currently in one of these locations, please stay where you are, inside, and lock your doors and windows. Please call 911 if you observe someone with a gun. If you are not currently in one of these locations do not travel there.

The Cornell Child Care Center and A Lot are not impacted. TCAT will resume service momentarily.

All Cornell Dining facilities on North Campus will be open at 5:00 P.M. and unaffected.

All events and activities scheduled for North Campus this evening are canceled. In addition, all prelims scheduled for tonight will be rescheduled. Events and activities in other areas of campus may take place as scheduled.

Please continue to check texts, emails, and phone messages for further updates.

We recognize the significant stress and strain that today’s events (and Sunday’s) are having on our community. Please continue to utilize the many resources (listed below) available to students, faculty, and st


Joel M. Malina
Vice President for University Relations

Community Resources

The Mental Health at Cornell website provides a range of campus, local, and national resources to support student mental health and community well-being: