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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.

Arrival and Orientation Dates

Welcome class of 2025 and new transfer students! We look forward to meeting you and your families. Schedules for both student and family orientation will be available in early August. Learn more about key dates.

Save the Date for Family Weekend

We look forward to welcoming Cornell families to campus, October 29-31.

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.