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Family Orientation

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Welcome to the Cornell family!

Family Orientation is intended to introduce you to the resources, staff, and information that will support your student's Cornell journey. Learn more about Cornell Orientation for new students.

Winter Orientation 2022

In light of Cornell's recent announcement, Winter Orientation 2022 will be virtual.
Families are invited to join their students for the online programs below provided via Zoom on the afternoon of Thursday, January 20. All events take place in Eastern Standard Time. Presentations will be recorded and links will be posted on this page approximately two weeks after the event.

Welcome to Cornell, 2:15-2:30pm

We’re glad you are here! Hear from Vice President Ryan Lombardi about how the Division of Student & Campus Life will provide you with programs and opportunities that inspire your journey and your transformation. Welcome to Cornell Zoom link.

Supporting Student Success, 2:45-3:15pm

Senior leaders from Undergraduate Education will highlight what to expect at Cornell, tips for success in and out of the classroom, and typical challenges new students may face during their first semester at Cornell. Supporting Student Success Zoom link.

Health and Well-Being at Cornell, 3:30-4pm

Learn about the comprehensive services provided by Cornell Health and the Office of the Dean of Students, including self-care resources to help students thrive, informal consultation and support options, disability services, and clinical care to support students’ medical and mental health. Health and Well-Being Zoom link.

Career Services Overview and Resources, 4:15-4:45pm

Cornell Career Services helps students with career decision-making, provides job/internship search support, and offers guidance for applying to graduate and professional schools. Come hear about the career support and resources available to you as you explore, clarify your career direction, and find internships, jobs, and other opportunities. Career Services Zoom link.

August Orientation 2022

Information about August Orientation 2022 will be available in late spring or early summer.


We are here to make your student's transition to the Cornell community as smooth as possible. Email us at or text us at 607-558-8801.