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Spring 2021 Events

Self-Guided Campus Walking Tour and Class of 2024 Photo Collage 
Send Selfies to the Tatkon Center for First-Year Students and Win!
 
Discover iconic spots and hidden gems on campus. You’ll learn fun campus history while getting to know the Cornell landscape on foot. Share your selfies made along the route to help create a photo collage of the Class of 2024. Follow us on instagram @cornelltatkon and direct message photos to us (or email to tatkoncenter@cornell.edu).  All participants get a free hot chocolate or coffee from Carol’s Café located in the Tatkon Center and will be entered into a drawing for a Cornell fleece jacket!  Click here for the route, fun facts, and submission details. Open to all first years and transfers. We recommend students who were on campus Fall 2020 explore the route as well; we guarantee you will discover something new!

Sign up for Tat Buddies 
We need people to talk with and be friends with now more than ever in these socially distanced times. First years also benefit from the perspective of those a few years ahead in their Cornell journey.  Request a match and get to know super friendly junior and senior Tatkon staff. You can find staff profiles here and a match request form hereYou’ll be matched and invited to zoom in during their shifts throughout the term to touch base about anything. Take this opportunity to make a new acquaintance and tap into their knowledge of campus.  This program is for all first years and transfers studying on as well as off campus.

Life @ Cornell: A panel discussion with the student staff of the Tatkon Center for First-Year Students
Sunday, February 7, 2-3pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/92571254286?pwd=WWNMUEdYOU9HQkFRajhJSXBmZXhkUT09
Get perspective and tips from the juniors and seniors who make up the staff of the Tatkon Center, a support and resource center for first years and transfers. They will discuss tools for keeping organized, accessing faculty, choosing courses, joining clubs, using health services, Ithaca’s winters, and much more. Zoom in to hear from students eager to pass on their knowledge of how to make a smooth transition into college and maximize the Cornell experience. Session will include Q+A plus time for participants to meet each other.

Virtual Academic Resources Fair
Wed, Feb 10, 4:30-6pm
https://cornell.campusgroups.com/fair?id=259
Discover Cornell’s amazing academic support network at this virtual fair. Learn about the Learning Strategies Center, Math Support Center, Economics Tutoring Center, Cornell Writing Centers, Office of Undergraduate Biology, Language Resource Center, Cornell Information Technology, and the programs of the CU Library, Public Service Center, and Engaged Cornell. Zoom in and talk or text with staff and peers from these vital campus resources.

Wellness Wednesday: free weekly ZUMBA® class
Wed, Feb 10, 7pm
https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4YGMryYnKOOdoxv
Sign-in with waiver required.
Join us for a mid-week breather and this free, 45-minute movement-dance class.
Stay afterwards and make some new friends. Come every week or whenever you want.
ZUMBA® combines Latin rhythms and international dance moves to create an upbeat, calorie blasting experience! With a fusion of Latin, Bellydance, Raggaeton, Hip-Hop, and other forms of dance, routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Virtual Wellness Resources Fair
Thu, Feb 11, 4:30-6pm 
https://cornell.campusgroups.com/fair?id=269
Cornell has an extraordinary number of resources to help you stay healthy, de-stressed and fit. Zoom in and check out the options as you start the year. Discover Cornell Health, the virtual classes through Cornell Fitness, Cornell Cinema, the Johnson Museum, and more.
 
Tatkon Center Open House: First Years - Zoom in and Ask Anything!
Thu, Feb 11, 7:30-8:30pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98855703800?pwd=TTlLRlo4a2ZMRWUwL0ZDb1NkSDR2UT09
Chat with the super friendly upper-level student staff of the Tatkon Center, a support and resource center for first years and transfers. Everyone has questions now that you’ve unpacked your bags and started classes for either your first or second term. 
Ask us anything! Make a friend and meet someone to talk with about your new life here. Tatkon student advisors are here to help make your first year the best it can be. Meet them and your classmates as well! This program is for students on and off campus and first or second semester first years and transfers.

Tat Chats
Join in our themed conversations covering everything from exploring minors to exploring Ithaca and everything in-between!
Tatkon student staff host these chats to informally advise and share their knowledge to make your first year the best it can be.
Log into the cornell.zoom.us portal and then log in here to our Zoom Room to join the chat!
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98855703800?pwd=TTlLRlo4a2ZMRWUwL0ZDb1NkSDR2UT09

Should you drop that class?
Sun, Feb 14, 7-8:30pm
Congratulations on starting a new semester and a new schedule! If there are any classes you’re unsure about or you’re feeling overwhelmed, come talk to Clara about your schedule! She can help you debate the pros and cons of a class and give you scheduling tips.

Perfecting Your Playlists!
Mon, Feb 15, 3-5pm
Music playlists are great for every occasion, whether you’re looking for the perfect workout soundtrack or you want to cheer up a friend. Join Tatkon junior Niko in discussing the art of curating the perfect playlist!

Brr, it’s cold: Ithaca is freezing!
Mon, Feb 15, 8:30-10pm
Hands are frozen, snow is everywhere, and feet are cold! If you want to just complain about the cold weather here or get any tips about how to survive Ithaca winters, stop by and have a chat with Kemi!

Adjusting to your new classes and schedule
Wed, Feb 17, 3-5pm
Even with one semester under your belt, it can be hard to adjust to your new schedule. Need some tips to get back in the swing of things? Want someone to vent to? Drop in with Ashni, ILR.

Quiet places on campus to study and relax
Thu, Feb 18, 7-8:30pm
Looking to get out of your dorm room? Hear from Abby about some of the most popular and underrated places on campus.

Nature Reset!
Sunday, 2/21, 9-10pm
Need a nature reset? Come talk to Clara about the best spots in Ithaca to soak in the calm and beauty around us. 

Finding on-campus jobs
Monday, 2/22, 2-3pm
Interested in finding a position on-campus? Not sure where to begin? Come learn about applying for jobs on campus from Alejandro, senior (worked as barista and is a student manager at Tatkon).

Staying Active During the Semester 
Tuesday, 2/23, 7-8pm
Hop in the Tatkon Center’s Zoom Room to talk with Niko about staying active during the hectic chaos of spring semester. Exercising and staying fit are great ways to de-stress and stay healthy during the semester!

Dealing With Imposter Syndrome
Wednesday, 2/24, 9-10pm
Join Buma (Info Sci ‘22)  as she discusses how to navigate imposter syndrome while chasing after your career goals, passions and academics. 

Spill the Tea
Friday, 2/26, 3-4pm
Looking for a chat? A rant? Frustrated about the start of classes, recruitment, or trying to find your community? Have a chat with Kemi, a junior at A&S. Hopefully you can relax and find your own comfort space!

Switching Colleges 101
Internal Transfer Info Session
Thu, Feb 18, 5-6:00pm
Are you exploring majors offered in other colleges at Cornell? Questions about the transfer process or the requirements? Join us for this general information session. Please register here (you can register immediately before joining the session; advance registration is not required, but appreciated).

Exploring Health Careers 
Thu, Feb 25, 5pm 
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93528820283?pwd=bHhQUkdsMmpPUjhpcEw0c0VpL1IyUT09
Interested in working in healthcare but not sure about going to medical school? Come learn about health-related career options! Hear from Chelsea Rule, Cornell health careers advisor, followed by a panel of students on various pre-health tracks.  Sponsored by the Tatkon Center for First-Year Students. Open to everyone.

Let’s Talk about TV! 
Mon, Mar 1, 3-4pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98855703800?pwd=TTlLRlo4a2ZMRWUwL0ZDb1NkSDR2UT09
Bingeing any good shows? Looking for ideas? Come procrastinate with Tatkon senior, Maura, and talk about all your favorite TV shows! 

Learn about the Humanities Scholars program!
Tu, Mar 2, 1-2pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98855703800?pwd=TTlLRlo4a2ZMRWUwL0ZDb1NkSDR2UT09
Are you looking for opportunities in the humanities? Come chat with Clara, a Humanities Scholar in the Society for the Humanities about the academic, community support, and summer funding opportunities of this Cornell program.

Pre-Law Student Meet-up: Student Mentoring Groups and Experiences
Tu, Mar 2, 4:45-6 pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/92517118166?pwd=QTJsK1ZkZVhpVG1rWE1nQnV6S2pNQT09
Want to know what it’s like to be pre-law at Cornell? Listen to student panelists across all of Cornell’s pre-law fraternities as they share their experiences. Learn about student mentoring groups on campus, helpful tips, great classes, internships, and more. The panel will be followed by a Q+A and time for you to meet and chat with your fellow pre-law first years.

Let’s Take a Break!
Wed, Mar 3, 4-5pm 
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98855703800?pwd=TTlLRlo4a2ZMRWUwL0ZDb1NkSDR2UT09
This semester is in full swing now and it can be hard to take a break and focus on yourself. Zoom in with Ashni to talk about how to carve out time for yourself.

Wellness Wednesday: ZUMBA®, free and weekly
Wed, Mar 3, 7pm
https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4YGMryYnKOOdoxv
Complete required sign-in and waiver immediately before the start of class to get access to the class link. Stay afterwards and make new friends. Join us for this free, 45-minute movement-dance class.

Book Club
Thu, Mar 4, 1-2pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98855703800?pwd=TTlLRlo4a2ZMRWUwL0ZDb1NkSDR2UT09
Come talk about your favorite books! Join Niko, a Tatkon junior, for an engaging discussion about any books, readings, or articles you’ve been thinking about lately.

Using Your Personality Strengths for College and Career Success
Thu, Mar 4, 5-6:30pm
You don’t have to be a superhero to have super powers. Everyone has personality strengths. In fact, knowing your natural talents, you can create a pathway to college success by choosing classes, majors, and explore careers that are right for you. Take the Strengths assessment and learn through this workshop how to tailor your college experience to your own unique talents and capabilities! *This event has limited space. If you are interested in participating, e-mail Heather Fortenberry at hao3@cornell.edu by Tues, March 2 for information about how to take the assessment required beforehand and the meeting link.
Prior to registering, please make sure you are able to attend this event (or let Heather know you would like to take the assessment, but aren’t able to attend the event and she will coordinate an individual meeting).
Questions? E-mail Heather Fortenberry, Career Exploration Coach, Cornell Career Services

Engineering Prelim Tips
Thu, Mar 4, 5pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/97918647914?pwd=aVlueXNYbXVNK0VTZ2JuaUJUWnNFdz09
Not sure how to study for prelims? Join a study skills tutor from the Learning Strategies Center and a senior in engineering to talk about how to prepare for engineering exams at an engineering meet-up for first-year students! We'll talk about study tips, answer questions you may have, and give you a chance to meet some other engineering students.   

So you have 100+ pages of reading a week

Fri, Mar 5, 12-1pmhttps://cornell.zoom.us/j/98855703800?pwd=TTlLRlo4a2ZMRWUwL0ZDb1NkSDR2UT09

Reading is hard, learn how to make it enjoyable. Learn some tips for note taking, annotating, summarizing, skimming, planning, and more. Talk to Abby, a history major who has definitely been there before.
Tat Chats, March 7-12
Join in our themed conversations covering everything from exploring minors to exploring Ithaca and everything in-between!
Tatkon student staff host these chats to informally advise and share their knowledge to make your first year the best it can be.
Log into the cornell.zoom.us portal and then log in here to our Zoom Room to join the chat!
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98855703800?pwd=TTlLRlo4a2ZMRWUwL0ZDb1NkSDR2UT09

Pre-Med Stress

Sun, Mar 7, 9-10pm

Are your pre-med classes stressing you out? Whether you’re starting to have doubts or just need to rant, join former pre-med,
Maura, to talk it all out and get some encouragement and tips.

Finding research positions during the semester
Mon, Mar 8, 1:30-2:30pm

Want to get your first dive into research? Not sure what remote research looks like? Come talk to
Alejandro, senior biology major.

Let’s Chat about Roller Skating
Mon, Mar 8, 9-10pm

Love to roller skate? Or just starting to learn? I just bought my skates and would love to chat with some fellow skaters (all wheels are welcome) about some tips/tricks, and fun places to skate around Ithaca when the weather is warm! Come have a chat with
Kemi!

Academic Support at Cornell
Thu, Mar 11, 8:30-9:30pm

Cornell has many academic support resources available to all students. Drop in with
Niki to talk about what resources are available to you!

Thrift or Throw

Fri, Mar 12, 1:30-2:30pm

Come join
Buma (Info Sci ‘22) as she gives you the rundown on where to find the coolest thrift stores in Ithaca and how to thrift like a professional online and in person!

Tat Chats, March 15-19
Join in our themed conversations covering everything from exploring minors to exploring Ithaca and everything in-between! Tatkon student staff host these chats to informally advise and share their knowledge to make your first year the best it can be.
Log into the cornell.zoom.us portal and then log in here to our Zoom Room to join the chat!
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98855703800?pwd=TTlLRlo4a2ZMRWUwL0ZDb1NkSDR2UT09

What even is the housing lottery?
Mon, Mar 15, 4:05-5:00pm
If you’re living on campus next year, this is a big week for you! The housing lottery can be really confusing to navigate so zoom in with Ashni to learn about all the housing options available to you!

Get oriented to Cornell’s services!
Tu, Mar 16, 1:30-2:30pm
It is mid-semester and you might be fighting academic fatigue, looking for emotional support, or just have a question about services but don’t know where to begin? Come talk to Clara about the services Cornell provides and don’t miss out!

Food around Ithaca
Wed, Mar 17, 12-1pm
Want to get off campus? Come learn from Maura about the best food around collegetown and the commons. It’s the best excuse to get out and explore!

Unwind with Origami
Thu, Mar 18, 9-10pm
Drop in with Niki to learn how to fold a few models and talk about classes, life at Cornell, or anything else! Bring any scrap or sheet of paper.

Virtual Interview Tips
Fri, Mar 19, 12:30-1:30pm
Interviews are scary. Whether you’re planning for this year or next year it’s always a great idea to get started! Learn some tips from Abby, a senior in financial services, and all about career building opportunities.

Speed Friending Saturday
Sat, Mar 20, 3-4:30pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/97154146914?pwd=VDExaEhYT1dJdlRvQ0kwa3RCbHRydz09
This is a tough year for meeting people, especially if you’re on campus for the first time this term or if you’re studying at home. Everyone is craving more connection so plan to join us on Saturday. The super friendly Tatkon staff will host this event. The idea is for you to find a new friend, or a lunch or dinner partner, and broaden your circle. In these unusual times, intentional meet ups can help fill the gaps created by social distancing. Everybody’s welcome! Come join us! 

Pre-Health Student Meet Up: ideas for summer
Tu, Mar 30, 5:00pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93528820283?pwd=bHhQUkdsMmpPUjhpcEw0c0VpL1IyUT09
Finding summer opportunities for pre-health students can be overwhelming and confusing, even when we are not in a pandemic. With everything from shadowing to internships, you may be lost with all the different options. Join senior pre-health student and Tatkon staffer, Maura, for an info session on finding summer opportunities in healthcare. We will be covering diverse options, how to find and apply to them, and Covid-19 restrictions. 

Explore Minors offered through the Einaudi Center for International Studies
Mon, Apr 5, 4:30pm
Register here. 
Take your learning to the next level with a minor in International Relations, Migration Studies, European Studies, Latin American Studies or Asian Studies.   Whatever your major and career goals, the wide geographical reach and interdisciplinary focus provide opportunities for you to expand your global knowledge and broaden your approach to your studies and the world. Find out if one of these minors is right for you and how to apply. Can’t attend? Contact: einaudi_center@einaudi.cornell.edu; https://einaudi.cornell.edu/learn/minors-and-academics

Want to design your own multidisciplinary major? Explore the College Scholar Program     
A&S First-Year Students are invited to attend an info session.
Click here for Zoom access (passcode: 522816)7:00 pm (EDT), Monday, April 5, 10:00 am (EDT), Thursday, April 8, 5:00 pm (EDT), Thursday, April 15, 5:00 pm (EDT), Wednesday, April 21, 7:00 pm (EDT), Tuesday, April 27, 6:00 pm (EDT)
http://as.cornell.edu/college_scholar

Explore Your Major and Career Paths
Mon, Apr 5, 5pm
Zoom Registration Link: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvc-itqj8pH9MQqZq6QIej8zZZvmtkeYad
You may feel like there is a general path to career from your major, or you might feel unsure of how you can use your major’s uniqueness to find your fit. Either way, there’s a lot more that you can do with your degree than you may think. Come to this session to learn strategies for self-exploration and action planning to help you find possible career matches based on your unique personality, interests, skills, and values. We’ll also explore what Cornell alumni are doing professionally and ways for you to connect with them.
To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility contact Heather Fortenberry, hao3@cornell.edu, 607-255-9046. We ask that requests be made at least 3 days in advance to help ensure they can be met.

Pre-Law Student Meet-Up: Your Summer Experience
Tu, Apr 6, 4:45-5:45pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/92517118166?pwd=QTJsK1ZkZVhpVG1rWE1nQnV6S2pNQT09
Learn how to take advantage of your summer! Join University pre-law advisor Greg Foster and senior pre-law Tatkon staff member Abby to talk about summer opportunities and career development, how to utilize Cornell networks and stay connected with career services, and what to know entering your second year at Cornell. The event will include a presentation by Greg Foster, a Q+A session, and time to meet other students considering law school. 

Career Readiness: Recognizing and Articulating Your Skills on Your Resume
Wed, Apr 7, 5-6pm THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED; CONTACT hao3@cornell.edu for individual assistance.
https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwldOGqqjwvGNTCvEk0F8o8GH6K7XOo_b6L
Did you know that you develop many valuable transferable skills that can be used in a professional work environment? The challenge is conveying evidence of these skills to prospective employers through your resume and during a job interview. Learn how your experiences help you to build skills in the competencies employers seek and how you can turn these experiences into bullet points on your resume or short examples to be used in interviews. This session will be interactive with individual and small group activities. To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility contact Heather Fortenberry, hao3@cornell.edu, 607-255-9046. We ask that requests be made at least 3 days in advance to help ensure they can be met. 

Wellness Wednesday: ZUMBA®
Wed, Apr 7, 7pm
https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4YGMryYnKOOdoxv
It’s never too late to join this free, 45-minute movement-dance class. Stay afterwards to meet people. Organize your hall to join in! Complete required sign-in and waiver immediately before the start of class for access to the link.

Unique Cornell Programs
Thu, Apr 8, 4:45-5:45 pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/95484571019?pwd=S3VaSEdGcnozK2NMUEdoL0ZJbTJRdz09
Enhance your Cornell experience and explore your interests with one of the University’s many unique programs. Get an overview on the options for research scholars, service learning, study in N.Y.C. + D.C., and more.  Tatkon staff members Abby and Avery will lead a brief presentation and Q+A about opportunities that make Cornell a truly special place. Your first year is the perfect time to learn about these. Join us! 

Career Services Drop-ins with First Year Students
Thu, Apr 8, 6-8pm- stop by anytime to join the conversation and ask questions!
https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tcO-sqj0jHdAtAACu4mz22K4enEsyWv2X
Join Cornell Career Services Advisors for an informal drop-in session. Come with your questions about how to write a resume, how to network, interview or search for internships and more! Open to First Year and new Transfer students.  Sponsored by Cornell Career Services and the Tatkon Center for First-Year Students. 

Tat Chats, April 11-15
Join in our themed conversations covering everything from exploring minors to exploring Ithaca and everything in-between! Tatkon student staff host these chats to informally advise and share their knowledge to make your first year the best it can be.
Log into the cornell.zoom.us portal and then log in here to our Zoom Room to join the chat!
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98855703800?pwd=TTlLRlo4a2ZMRWUwL0ZDb1NkSDR2UT09

Major Uncertainties
Sun, Apr 11, 9-10pm
Having major uncertainties about your major? We might be able to help you think through the pros and cons of making a big switch. Or, if you are undecided, come chat with Clara, A+S junior, (cwd39), about your major interests!

Finding nature in Ithaca
Mon, Apr 12, 2-3pm
Looking for a quick trail or hike to use for some light exercise?
Come talk to Alejandro, senior in CALS (abs298).

Let’s talk about Minors!
Tu, Apr 13, 7:30-8:30pm
Thinking of pursuing a minor that may be unconventional for your major? Just want to talk through deciding on minors to pursue? Come chat with Avery, an ILR Junior (alp237), about her minors and share your interests! We can explore the minors Cornell offers together!

Double Major Dilemma
Wed, Apr 14, 2-3pm
Planning or aspiring to double major? It can be difficult but definitely rewarding. With the right schedule, you can find time for both of your interests and distribution requirements. Talk to Abby, a senior History and Economics double major (amc453), about scheduling your sophomore year.

The Dreaded Internship Search
Th, Apr 15, 3-4pm
Finding a summer internship can be an exhausting process. Zoom in to get some job search tips, learn about opportunities, or just rant about the process with Ashni, senior ILR student (amv84).

Engineering Summer Opportunities
Mon, Apr 12, 6pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/97918647914?pwd=aVlueXNYbXVNK0VTZ2JuaUJUWnNFdz09
Not sure what your plans for the summer are? Finding opportunities as a freshman can be difficult, especially this year. Join us for a chat with Engineering Peer Advisors about how to find internships, research, and more opportunities for this summer as a first-year engineering student. Come with questions and leave with some insight into what's available to you! Hosted by Niki, senior biomedical engineering student and Tatkon staff member.

Research 102: Summer research opportunities and remote research @ Cornell
Tu, April 13, 5pm
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/91353469741?pwd=ZnRFTDkzU1dVVkE5Y251L3NWU3k1Zz09
Interested in doing research over the summer, but unsure where to begin and what remote research looks like? Come hear from Dr. Laurel Southard, Director of Undergraduate Research, who will talk about remote learning opportunities and current faculty looking for student researchers. A student panel will be present to talk about their remote research experiences and tips and tricks for reaching out to professors and navigating summer research opportunities.         

Global Health Information Session: Minor, Major, and Opportunities
Wednesday, April 14th at 5-6pm ET: Zoom Link
Has the COVID-19 pandemic led you to discover new interests in global and public health? Are you looking for ways to get involved in global health during your time at Cornell? The DNS Global Health Program and Global Health Student Advisory Board will be hosting an information session for undergraduate students to learn more about the global health minor, the global and public health sciences major, and experiential opportunities in the field. Please contact DNSglobalhealth@cornell.edu with any special requests or questions.

CUeLINKS and Networking Overview: Connect with your Cornell Community
Thu, Apr 15, 7pm
Register via Zoom: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsdeGqqzooGtdgoC_LCESygJQeZPEe_NqB
As a member of the Cornell community, it’s time for you to join CUeLINKS! During this time of social distancing, it's important to connect, and CUeLINKS is an easy tool to build connections with Cornell University alumni and peers. In this session, you will learn how to use CUeLINKS, explore the system, and search for and connect with alumni and peers.To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility contact Heather Fortenberry, hao3@cornell.edu, 607-255-9046. We ask that requests be made at least 3 days in advance to help ensure they can be met.

Career Services Virtual Drop-Ins with First Year Students
Tu, Apr 20, 6-8:00pm
Join Cornell Career Services Advisors for an informal drop-in session. Come with your questions about how to write a resume, how to network, interview or search for internships and more! Stop by any time between 6 - 8:00pm to join the conversation and ask questions. Open to First Year and new Transfer students.
Register using the zoom link below: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tcO-sqj0jHdAtAACu4mz22K4enEsyWv2X
Sponsored by Cornell Career Services and the Tatkon Center for First-Year Students.