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Sage Hall is an educational facility and the educational integrity of Johnson will not be compromised by the use of Sage Hall for non-educational activities. Educational activities encompass not only teaching and learning from others, but also research by faculty and students in offices, laboratories, the library and elsewhere. Since Sage Hall is an academic facility, classes and academic events come before room reservations for other events. We do not reserve the Atrium Monday through Friday (including evenings) because of the disruption to classes.

Use of the facility will generally be restricted to Johnson community. However, Sage Hall facilities (including the Atrium and related food service facilities and lecture, meeting and other rooms) are fundamentally part of Cornell University facilities and will be restrictively made available to Cornell departments, Cornell affiliated groups sponsored by a Cornell department, alumni and Cornell student organizations, subject to three conditions:

  • Use of those facilities will not disturb or otherwise inhibit Johnson educational activities;
  • The entity using the facilities will take proper care of the facilities and behave properly; and
  • The entity will be charged a fee, based on direct costs.

Johnson reserves the right to refuse reservations it believes are not in keeping with the School's mission or goals.

Educational Activities:
Sage Hall is an integrated educational facility that is used heavily each day. Given the central location of the Atrium and related food service, and its proximity to the library, use of the Atrium for non-educational activities will be highly restricted. The library currently is open on Friday and Saturday evenings until 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m, respectively.

Proper Care and Behavior:
Johnson requires that a responsible Johnson employee be present during any event taking place in Sage. If no one representing the event is from the School, one will be provided. This individual must personally refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages at the event and must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older.

The time an event is to start and end is to be specified at the time the reservation is made. "Open" parties are not allowed; all events must be by invitation only. Occupancy limits must be respected or the event may be closed down and all occupants asked to leave. The group making the reservation will be responsible for any necessary repairs and/or replacement costs of any damage beyond normal wear and tear.

All public areas in Sage, including entrance to the facility, are controlled by cardswipe. If you are reserving a room, check with to ensure you will be able to access the room. If we cannot provide you with cardswipe access, a key will be issued.

The cardswipe system is activated as follows:

Breakout Rooms - Automatically locked 24/7

Classrooms/Seminar Rooms - Automatically locked at 9:30 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. during weekdays and are automatically locked over the weekend.

Tunnel Doors - Classroom Level - Locked from 12:00 midnight until 5:00 a.m.

Ramin Parlor - Automatically locked at 6:30 p.m. on week days; Locked on the weekend

Sage Hall Facilities
Contact Information
B16 Sage Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: (607) 255-4691