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Families of New Students

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We are excited to welcome the Class of 2024 and new transfer students! The university is working on a plan for reactivating the campus including welcoming new students.

Information on housing and move-in will be shared by Housing and Residential Life in late-July and may not correspond with new student or family virtual orientations.

Orientation for Families

Virtual Family Orientation is intended to introduce new Cornell families to resources, staff, and information that will support their student's Cornell journey. Information about Cornell's Virtual Family Orientation will be available in early August.

January 2021

Welcome family members of spring entrants. Information about orientation programs will be available on this website in December 2020.

Family Guide

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The Family Guide includes information for families regarding the transition to college, academics, student activities and opportunities, health and safety, and other important aspects of campus life. The 2020-2021 Family Guide will be available soon.


Resources for Cornell Families

Learn about resources for parents and families offered by Student and Campus Life: