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August Orientation for New Students

Class of 2026 & Transfer Student Orientation

The August 2022 Orientation Guide is available at the bottom of this page.

Red box with picture of tower and word Orientation


Move-In:  New students and transfers moving in for the Fall 2022-23 academic year will have the opportunity to select a time for arrival in the housing portal in late June. Instructions will be included in housing assignments/confirmations. For planning purposes, first-year students will arrive on campus Monday, August 15, Tuesday, August 16, or Wednesday, August 17, in order that they may participate in Orientation activities. Please note that the actual day will be assigned based on building and in some cases, section of building.

Orientation: Orientation for new students will begin after 5pm on Wednesday, August 17, and run through Sunday, August 21. Classes begin on Monday, August 22.

Build Your Custom Orientation Schedule: Cornell's New Student Orientation program contains a wide range of programs to help you get started at Cornell. Build your custom program and start viewing available events. Your schedule must include all required college and university events and the optional events that interest you. Register here. Once you've registered, make sure to mark this item complete on your New Student To Do List and review for other items that need to be completed. If you have any questions, please reach out to

Family Orientation:

Cornell is committed to offering resources and support for families of new students; register for Family Orientation here.

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View the August 2022 Orientation Guide here. (248.77 KB)