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Academic Initiatives for New Students

Connecting with Faculty

Your professors and other faculty are a key resource for you as a college student. Introduce yourself during office hours. Explore new and interesting fields outside your major. Take advantage of opportunities where you live to get to know faculty who are part of your first-year residential community.

Learn Where You Live

Do you want to explore an interesting subject in an informal, low-stress setting?
Do you want to meet a fantastic and friendly professor in a small class?
Are you looking for an extra credit?

Take a Learning Where You Live course! These are primarily one-credit courses taught on North and West Campus that focus on bringing faculty and undergraduates together to enhance intellectual life in the residential communities.

Engage with Faculty

Engage informally with faculty in your residential community through the Faculty-In-Residence and Faculty Fellows programs.

Understanding Academic Integrity

The Essential Guide to Academic Integrity at Cornell

This guide provides a detailed look at content discussed in Cheating, a required new student To-Do list video that takes a candid look at student cheating. If you have questions, ask an advisor or faculty member.

Cover of Academic Integrity Guide
View a PDF of the guide.