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Tatkon Center Students

Learn more about how we help fast-track your knowledge of campus!

Come find us on the first floor of the Robert Purcell Community Center (RPCC) on North Campus. We occupy a suite of rooms with a central Info Desk in 101, directly across from Bear Necessities. The Tatkon Center was created for you and is staffed by a team of student leaders across Cornell's many colleges and majors. Our Tatkon Peer Leaders, or TPLs, are all eager to answer questions, help you make connections on campus, and tell you about the many resources and opportunities here for you. We'll give you the student perspective on campus life and how to make the most of your time at Cornell. Engage with us through our regular programming series e-newsletter, which you will be automatically subscribed to, and check out our events and services, including our free peer tutoring, buddies program, and study rooms.

What have former first years said about the Tatkon Center? 

"I know [the] Tatkon Center was pivotal for my adjustment this year." 

"Whether it’s academic help or just the need to chat, the [Tatkon] staff are an amazing resource." 

"[Tatkon staff shared] their experiences and help guide new students to make their first year the best it can be." 

"Tatkon Center was a great home away from home during my first year!" 

"Cornell is HUGE—it’s great to have a place you know is full of friendly faces." 


History of the Tatkon Center

Learn about the history of the Tatkon Center.

Reserve Space at the Tatkon Center

Learn about our facility and reserving space at the Tatkon Center.

Instructor Information

Learn more about offering a course-related or extracurricular program at the Tatkon Center.