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New Student Programs

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New Student Programs supports new students in their transition to Cornell. We coordinate a comprehensive orientation program for all new undergraduate students, including a welcome program for their families. The transition to university life takes time. We are dedicated to creating an informative and engaging New Student Orientation, followed by programs and services throughout students’ first year offered by the Tatkon Center for First-Year Students.

Join our Zoom Room

Drop in to our Zoom Room for a Tat chat about a specific topic such as the internship search, or summer storage options...or just to chat.

Welcome New Students!

We look forward to meeting you. Learn more about next steps at

Questions? Send us a Text Message

Our text line is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. EST. Text your questions to (607) 558-8801.

Meet the Staff

The New Student Programs staff is dedicated to helping students thrive as they transition to Cornell.