Students eating at the Hilltop Cafe

Get connected with your fellow Cornellians

The Breaking Bread series uses food as a way to foster community on campus between students, faculty, and staff. You'll meet more people, expanding your social circle and widening your understanding of people who've had different experiences or may have different opinions than your own. These connections build trust and lead towards a greater respect for one another. A steady practice of understanding, acceptance, and compromise (when necessary) even during disagreements makes members of our campus community more resilient. 

Read on to learn more about each event in the Breaking Bread series.

Mix It Up

What?

Meet up with your fellow Cornellians (students, faculty, and staff) by sitting somewhere you don't normally sit and with people you don't already know.

When?

Once per block

Where?

Hilltop Café

Taste of Home

What?

Have dinner (or desserts) at a fellow Cornellian's home in Mount Vernon! Faculty and staff host, choosing a theme for the meal. 

Students will have the opportunity to sign up for the thematic meals that interest them. 

When?

Each class has a designated evening. 

  • Seniors—Sunday, Oct. 15
  • Juniors—Sunday, Nov. 12
  • First Years—Sunday, Feb. 25
  • Sophomores—Sunday, Apr. 8

Where?

Faculty and staff homes in Mount Vernon

Table Crashers

What?

Be ready for some table crashers to join you in your conversation. Faculty and staff might just drop in to have a chat or to talk about an upcoming Breaking Bread series. 

When?

First week of each block

Where?

Hilltop Café

Late Night Breakfast

What?

Nothing beats a late night breakfast. Make sure to say thanks to the bleary-eyed volunteers and Bon Appétit staff.

When?

  • Blocks 1, 4, and 5
  • Fourth Tuesday only
  • From 10-11 p.m.

Where?

Hilltop Café

Let's Do Lunch

What?

Invite a faculty or staff member to lunch! Or faculty and staff, you can invite a student to lunch. Faculty and staff get a free lunch pass and students eat from their meal plan. 

When?

Any day at lunch

Where?

Hilltop Café