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Cornell University

David M. Einhorn Center for
Community Engagement

An integration of the Public Service Center and
the Office of Engagement Initiatives

Pre-Orientation Service Trips

Please check back often as we finalize logistics and program details.

Program Details

POST is a 4-day program that begins Monday, August 16th and ends early Friday morning, August 20th.

POST provides the opportunity to build new friendships and college networks through community service projects.

POST is led by a group of students who all previously participated in POST.  Previous projects have included: painting and light demolition work, trail maintenance, visiting with residents at area nursing homes, working in local community gardens and local schools.


Students who arrive on campus without having met their New Student Health Requirements will have a temporary hold placed on their registration status (students will be able to access campus housing and enroll in / attend classes, but will not be able to access some other campus facilities). In order to have your registration hold lifted – and to avoid penalties and late fees – you must contact Cornell Health’s Requirements staff as soon as you arrive on campus (call 607-255-4364) and/or attend a Requirements Clinic at Cornell Health. Refer to Cornell Health’s website for details.


The cost to participate in POST is $365 per person (billed to your Cornell University bursar account). This fee covers meals a for 4 days, transportation, project and safety supplies, housing, and evening activities. Financial scholarships are available.

POST enables Cornell Tradition and Meinig Family Cornell National Scholar (MFCNS) with the opportunity to earn service hours.  The POST program fee will come directly out of your student service or leadership support account.


POST will be a residential based program. Details are forthcoming.