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Welcome to the CAPE Website

Welcome! Founded in 1982, Cornell Association of Professor's Emeriti (CAPE) has taken a leading role in fostering social and professional community among retired faculty through varied programs and activities, such as the Lecture Series, Rountable luncheons, and volunteer programs to name a few.

Transition and Retirement At a Glance

Benefits -- CAPE provides access to information assembled by the Benefits Office for faculty considering retirement as well as information of interest to Emeriti. Taken from the University Faculty Handbook, Perquisites and Privileges, was developed to highlights some of those benefits. A comprehensive list of the benefits available can be found in The University Policies for Emeritus Faculty, and can be found here.

Emeritus Professor: Appointment and Process, please click here.

Transition to Retirement -- Emerita Professor Lisa Earle shares her thoughts and experience on the transition to retirement here.


The office serves as a hub for CAPE's many activities and volunteer programs.CAPE continues to develop the ties between retired faculty and the Cornell community through its newsletter, Connecting, a lecture series, computer workshops, the CAPE Roundtable, and (in cooperation with the Cornell Retirees Association) by providing and encouraging service opportunities both at Cornell and in the local community.


Preserving Cornell History: Faculty Papers in the University Archives: Cornell University Library seeks your help to ensure the long-term survival of the work of generations of Cornell faculty. The University Archives serve as Cornell's Institutional memory, identifying, describing, and preserving records of enduring value that chronicle and promote knowledge of Cornell's origins, growth, and ideals. For more information, click here.

Capturing Moments in Time: CAPE enthusiasticallly supports two committees involved in perserving Cornell's History. The Histories and Biographies Committee has a video captured many of CAPE's lectures and has a vast collection of other works including interviews, scholarly works, biographies, etc. on the Legacy of Cornell Faculty and Staff. For more information, go to: Histories, Biographies, Scholarly Works, Memorabilia, and More.

About CAPE

CAPE Charter, Purpose and Membership, Perquisites, Executive Council

Retirement, and Other Connections

Retirement is a Unique Process

Events, Activities, and Opportunities

Lecture Series, Volunteer Programs, CAPE Roundtable, and Other Activities


Keeping you up to date!

Benefits and Perquisites and Privileges

Links to the Office of Human Resources, Policies, and Provost's Statements.

Contact Us

Mailing address, office hours, and how to join the email list.