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New Student Programming

Our student resource center opens on Monday, January 23, at 3:00pm. Meet our friendly student staff at our Info Desk in the Robert Purcell Community Center 101 and come to our programs designed to help you settle in and fast track your knowledge of Cornell. Check out our study areas and friendly gathering spaces. Watch out for our biweekly New Student Newsletter and take advantage of all we have to offer. We can’t wait to meet you!  

On-Going Services at the Tatkon Center

Let's Talk | Mondays, 2:30-4pm | RPCC 105
Let's Talk is a drop-in service that offers informal, private consultation with a Cornell Health counselor. Come by and speak with Dr. Alex Julian, view Alex's bio here

Math Tutoring | Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 | RPCC 105
Provided by the Math Support Center (MSC) 

Economics Tutoring | Sundays and Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30pm | RPCC 105
Provided by the Economics Tutoring Center

Chemistry Tutoring | Sundays, 4:30-7:00pm | RPCC 105
Provided by the Learning Strategies Center 

Writing Tutoring | Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-10pm | RPCC 220
Provided by the Cornell Writing Centers 


Programs planned for Spring 2023: 

Touchdown's Guide to Thrive: a series intended to support new students in making connections to resources across campus. Workshops for this semester include Getting Involved with Undergraduate Research, Connecting to Your Cornell Community, and a Housing Selection Demo. This program series runs every other Thursday from 7:00-8:00pm in RPCC 101 beginning Thursday, February 9th.   

Sign up here: 

February 9th | Housing Selection Demo 
This program will be hosted in collaboration with Housing and Residential Life 

February 23rd | Getting into Undergraduate Research 
This program will be hosted in collaboration with faculty representing numerous Colleges  

March 9th | Exploring the Pre-Health Process 
This program will be hosted in collaboration with Health Professions Advising Center  

March 23rd | Connecting with your Cornell Community 
This program will be hosted in collaboration with Career Services 

April 13th | What Do I Do with my Major? 
This program will be hosted in collaboration with Career Services 

April 27th | Preparing for Finals 
This program will be hosted in collaboration with the Learning Strategy Center  


Politics and Robes

: Join the North Campus faculty-in-residence and the Tatkon Center for New Students for a series for new students to learn about some of the key cases on the Supreme Court docket. Each session will be facilitated by a legal scholar and a content expert. This program series runs every other Friday from 4:00-5:00pm in RPCC 101 beginning Friday, February 3rd.

Sign up here: 

February 3rd | What is the Supreme Court?  

February 17th | Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College  

March 3rd | Arizona v. Navajo Nation  

March 17th | Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith  

April 14th | 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis  

April 28th | Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency  


Wellness Wednesday: a series focused on empowering students to explore the multidimensional facets of wellness will occur on the third Wednesday of every month from 7:00-8:00pm (February 15th, March 15th, and April 19th). Topics include healthy relationships and values exploration, public health and wellness, and Nature RX.   

Sign up here: 

February 15th  

March 15th  

April 19th  


Housing Selection Demos: Join Housing and Residential Life and the Tatkon Center for New Students for a room selection information session is a great opportunity to learn about your second-year room selection options, the room selection process, and see a live demonstration of the room selection system. Each session will include a Q&A, so please bring your questions for our housing team! We will be hosting three sessions on February 9th, February 16th , and March 7th. 

Sign up here: 

February 9th  

February 16th  

March 7th  


Academic Preparation Workshops: Join the Learning Strategies Center and the Tatkon Center for New Students for academic success workshops geared towards helping you put your best foot forward. Workshops include learning from digital materials, tips for starting your semester strong, and finals preparation.  

Sign up here:  

Starting Your Semester Strong, Sunday, January 29th, from 3:00-4:00pm in the Tatkon Center (RPCC 101):

Whether you are gearing up for a new semester or a new experience as a Cornell student, the Learning Strategies Center can help you start the semester on the right foot! In this interactive workshop, students will learn strategies to get the most out of their syllabi, map out the semester to identify crunch times, and identify changes they would like to make for the new semester. For more information on resources to start your semester strong go to Register here: