Tatkon Center for First-Year Students
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About the Tatkon Center
Congratulations Class of 2024! We look forward to meeting you and helping guide your first-year experience! Think of us as your virtual home base for Fall 2020.
The Tatkon Center is staffed by upper-level students ready to answer your questions, help you make connections on campus, and tell you about the many resources and opportunities Cornell has to offer. Ask about their diverse interests, academic experiences, and career paths. They'll give you the student perspective on student life and how to make the most of your time at Cornell.
In addition to informal peer advising and guidance, Tatkon's many programs throughout the year foster academic and career exploration, personal growth, health and well-being, student connectedness, and interaction with faculty and older student mentors. Watch your inbox for our weekly e-newsletter with virtual programming designed for you and presented when you need it. All new students are automatically signed up. Check out our Zoom Room where you can chat with our super friendly, upper-level student staff. From feeling homesick to sorting out the best dining options, ask us anything! We are here to informally advise and share our knowledge to make your first year the best it can be. Watch for our Cornell 101 series during the month of September to discover essential campus resources and tips for study skills, time management, self-care, and more. Take a break mid-week with our Wellness Wednesday programming, every Wednesday from 8-9pm. From a virtual study break with pets to meditation with live music to poetry readings to journal writing, we provide a fun, relaxing mid-week breather. Check out our Learning about Disparities and Advocating for Change series plus Cornell Votes, Cornell Career Services events and so much more!