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August Orientation for New Students

Class of 2025 & Transfer Student Orientation

Red box with picture of tower and word Orientation

Welcome to Cornell! We can't wait to meet you.

Orientation for new students will begin the evening of Saturday, August 21 and run through Wednesday, August 25. Classes begin on Thursday, August 26.

Students are welcome to explore campus on their own or together with their family during Family Orientation on August 19, 20, and 21. The same programs will be repeated daily to provide ample opportunities for participation, regardless of move-in appointment.

Build your personal Orientation program today!

Learn more about first-year student arrival or transfer student arrival.

Build Your Orientation Program

Before Cornell Orientation begins, build your personal orientation program. Your program should include:

  1. College/school Requirements

  2. University Required Programs
  3. Activities To Explore

Learn more about August Orientation

More information about August Orientation and your arrival is available onĀ newstudents.cornell.edu.