Skip to main content

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 7-13 hours each week. Applications are typically available for the following academic year each March; Spring semester applications, when posted, are accepted 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.

Student Organizations

There are many student organizations that interact with new students through mentoring, leadership, and engagement. Explore which organizations interest you and how you can get involved in supporting new students.

Orientation Steering Committee (OSC) 

This dedicated group of students works to foster a safe environment in which volunteers successfully plan and execute an enjoyable and extraordinary Orientation. The OSC builds student leadership, promotes teamwork, gives back to Cornell, and welcomes new students and families to the Cornell Community by encouraging 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.