Joint Ventures (Partners & Families)

Joint Ventures is a Johnson club that offers student partners the chance to learn more about Cornell and Ithaca. The club will sponsor a fun, informative program at Destination Johnson through which you will learn firsthand about job opportunities, on-and off-campus housing, life in Ithaca, and the Johnson community. You'll network with others who are thriving in their new community and you will learn the secrets of successful relocation. Club members will even give you an inside look into what your student will be experiencing during his/her MBA program. Most of all, you'll meet new people who share your questions, concerns, and enthusiasm.

Joint Ventures 2017 DJ Itinerary

All rooms in Sage Hall unless otherwise noted. All other buildings on the Cornell Campus.

Attire for the weekend is casual, however some people prefer business casual for the receptions.

Thursday, April 20

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Sage Social: Happy Earth Day!
All DJ Early Arrivals...join us for our weekly social hour, hosted this week by the Sustainable Global Enterprise Club

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wine Club Meeting

Room B06

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Johnson on Tap Club Meeting

Room B08

 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Bowling & Pizza - hosted by the Student Council

Helen Newman Bowling Center-Campus

Friday, April 21

9:00 am-10:00 pm

Registration / Check-in

Room 101 (Management Library)

10:30 am-12:30 pm

Housing Information Fair

Dyson Atrium

11:30 am-1:00 pm

Pick-up Box Lunch

Dyson Atrium

12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Housing Tours

Meet in Dyson Atrium

12:00 noon-2:00 pm

Sage Hall & Campus Tours

Tours Meet Outside Room 101

3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Club & Information Fair

Dyson Atrium

4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Partner Welcome Reception (During the MBA Program Overview)

Room 301

5:45 pm-6:30 pm

Dean's Welcome Address

Ives Hall, Room 305

6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Casino Ithaca! / Dinner Reception: Enjoy casino games along with food from Ithaca eateries and wine and beer from Upstate New York

Dyson Atrium & Café

Saturday, April 22

9:00 am-10:00 am

Continental Breakfast

Dyson Atrium

10:00 am-11:45 am

Welcome To DJ!
Panel Discussions to include: Housing, Careers, Student Life, Johnson Students

Ramin Parlor

11:45 am-12:15 pm


Ramin Parlor

12:15 pm-1:00 pm

Panel Discussions to include: Childcare and Schools, Life in Ithaca    

Ramin Parlor

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Visit to Frontenac Point Vineyard & Estate Winery

Bus departs from Sage Hall

4:00 pm-4:30 pm

Explore Campus/Bookstore (optional)


5:00 pm -7:00 pm

Receptions and Club Mixers - see main itinerary

Various - see main itinerary

8:00 pm-9:30 pm

Dinner at Current Students' Homes

Various - See Partner Registration Packet for Assignment

10:00 pm-1:00 am

Hollywood Party: Enjoy dancing, drinks, refreshments and fun! (Parking available at Hoy Road Parking Garage on campus.)

Baum Atrium, Duffield Hall

Sunday, April 23

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Continental Breakfast

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall

For more information on JV, reach out to DJ Joint Ventures Chair Hilary Boyle, or visit the Joint Ventures Web site.

Thank you to our diversity partner and sponsor:


Downtown Ithaca
Visit Ithacagorge waterfall