Phone: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5:30 pm (607) 255-4111 or toll free (800) 624-4080, Eastern Standard Time
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or submit the Contact Us Form
Fax: (607) 254-4577
Mail: (postal mail or campus mail):
The Cornell Store, 135 Ho Plaza, Ithaca, NY 14853
315 Palm Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Store Directory: view a listing of Cornell Store staff members
Store Locations and Hours
The Cornell Store
135 Ho Plaza, Ithaca, NY 14853
Regular Store Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8am-5:00pm
Monday, May 20: 8am-6pm
Store Hours on Commencement Weekend
Friday, May 24: 8am – 6 pm
Saturday, May 25: 8am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 26: 8 am – 5 pm
Shops at Ithaca Mall
40 Catherwood Road, Ithaca, NY
The Cornell Store shop at the mall we be open the hours that the mall is open which are generally 10am – 9pm seven days a week. View mall hours.
Statler Lobby Shop
Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
Statler Lobby Shop Hours:
For students, The Cornell Store is a great place to work. A variety of roles are available, from contact with customers on the sales floor to work in our business office, marketing and other areas.
We offer flexible scheduling, competitive pay, and excellent experience to add to your resume.
To submit an application, download the Student Application (pdf), or request an application at the store. Please submit the application in person to the reception desk on the upper level of the store.
Please contact Rob Ervin, Store Manager at email@example.com or (607) 255-2015 with questions.
About The Cornell Store
The Cornell Store exists to serve Cornell’s students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors by providing a specialized selection of reasonably priced products and services, including course materials, general books, computer products, Cornell memorabilia, and various convenience items. We will consistently deliver:
- "legendary service" to our customers;
- a rewarding work experience to our coworkers; and
- outstanding fiscal performance to the university.
The Cornell Store is fully owned and operated by Cornell University; store revenue supports university operations, facilities & programming.
The Cornell Store will significantly contribute to and help to achieve a vibrant university community by assisting students, faculty, visitors and staff to acquire the resources necessary to build self-sufficient, prosperous lives.
The Cornell Store is led by Pat Wynn, director, The Cornell Store. The Cornell Store is a department of Cornell Business Services, within the Division of Financial Affairs.
The origins of The Cornell Store began in 1895 when a group of students formed the Cornell Cooperative Society. The purpose was to provide better selection, service and prices than those provided at the time by local merchants. The organization was a student-faculty cooperative and was housed in the basement of Morrill Hall. The Co-op prospered in its endeavors and even operated its own printing plant. It expanded in Morrill Hall, but by 1925 it needed to move to a larger space in Barnes Hall.
In Barnes Hall the store had a number of unanticipated challenges. The new location, having three times the total space, challenged the management to use the additional space creatively. Besides the management and display problems, the Co-op also ran into increased competition, since many people began to patronize the newly built Willard Straight Hall and the University Purchasing Department.
After World War II the Society became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cornell. In April 1952, the name of the organization was changed to The Campus Store. In 1954, the Co-op remodeled Barnes Hall occupying the first floor in addition to the basement. But this was also quickly filled and within ten years, the store was considering plans for the construction of a new store.
The end of the 1960's saw the construction of a new store building designed by architects Earl R. Flansburgh & Associates of Cambridge, Mass, which is the store's current site. In January of 1969 "Progressive Architecture" selected the Campus Store at Cornell for one of the 16 Annual Design Awards.
In the 1980s there were a series of renovations and innovations designed to make the store more efficient. Improvements included connecting four separate sales spaces into one contiguous shopping area and changing processes for semester-opening sales. This reduced the wait time in line from approximately one hour (example from 1975) to four minutes. Other innovations included additions to the product line (computer hardware and software and custom published course packets) and adding online services through Bear Access and the store web site.
The Cornell Store is a founding member of the Retail Alliance, an innovative consortium that negotiates for better terms from suppliers and even was able to buy its own systems provider. In 2001, to better identify the store to the increased number of distant customers, the name was changed to The Cornell Store. The Cornell Store currently operates one satellite location in the Statler Hotel and in Sage Hall.