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Resources for Families

Welcome to the Cornell family. We recognize that as your student makes the transition to Cornell, this is also a time of transition within your own family. To help support you in this process, we have compiled this information about academic, residential, community, and other resources and opportunities your student has available at Cornell. During this time, Cornell's Covid-19 website is an essential resource for information about the university's reactivation and other updates. If you still have unanswered questions after reviewing the materials on these pages, do not hesitate to email the New Student Programs staff.

Digital Family Resources

We have assembled these quick links to help families of new students find answers to frequently asked questions. We have also created this video series.

Additional Resources for Cornell Families

Family Guide

Family Guide 2020 publication cover

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.

Download the 2020-2021 Family Guide.