Skip to main content

Family Orientation

Red box with picture of tower and words Family Orientation

Welcome to the Cornell family!

Family Orientation is intended to introduce you to the resources, staff, and information that will support your student's Cornell journey. Learn more about Cornell Orientation for new students.

Orientation 2021

Our Family Orientation is intended for the parents and family members of first-year and transfer students entering Cornell for the first time in the fall of 2021. More information about Family Orientation will be available by April 30.

Family Orientation Video Series

We created a six-part video information series where you'll hear directly from students and staff members about Cornell history, the residential experience, health and well-being, building community, being a Cornell parent, and supporting your student.

View our Family Orientation Video Series.


We are here to make your student's transition to the Cornell community as smooth as possible. Email us at or text us at 607-558-8801.