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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.


Winter Break Wishes

We wish you a safe and restful winter break. Have you checked out these winter break activities?

Winter Orientation is Here!

Our winter orientation is for new first-year, transfer, visiting & exchange students as well as students who studied away in the fall semester and are seeking more connections with their community. Start your Cornell Orientation now! Parents and family members join us in our Family Orientation program.

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.