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Get Involved with New Student Programs

The success of the new student experience relies on the involvement of many outstanding upper-level students. Could you be one of them?


Takton Center Student Assistants 

Twenty upper-level undergraduate students are employed each year at the Tatkon Center. Student Assistants typically work 6 to10 hours each week. Applications are typically available for the following academic year each March; Spring semester applications are accepted when needed in October. Learn more about working at the Tatkon Center.

Volunteer for Orientation

Each year, hundreds of student volunteers help new students make the transition to Cornell during Orientation. These volunteer opportunities are a great way to give back to your community, have fun, meet new people, and develop new skills.

Orientation Steering Committee (OSC) 

This dedicated group of students works closely with each other and a staff advisor to create Cornell’s Orientation, planning events, recruiting and training volunteers, and considering all the details that will ensure a smooth and positive experience for new students. The OSC fosters an inclusive environment that encourages students to cultivate new relationships and increase their independence while exploring life at Cornell. Sophomores and juniors who have already served as Orientation Leaders and Orientation Supervisors may apply to be part of the OSC.