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Family Events

The Office of Parent & Family Programs provides opportunities for families to engage and connect with Cornell throughout the year. Join us for our next event or take advantage of one of our services to support your student!


Family Orientation & New Student Move-in

Cornell University welcomes incoming students' families to participate in Family orientation for a glimpse into the transformational journey students experience at Cornell. Family members receive valuable insight regarding campus resources for a successful collegiate experience.

Family Orientation | Monday, August 14 & Tuesday, August 15
Many sessions will be offered across both days. Families can begin building their itinerary and review a full schedule. Visit the Family Orientation page for more information.  

New Student Move-in | Monday, August 14 & Tuesday, August 15
Follow this link to Housing and Residence Life for more information on move-in.

New Student Orientation | Wednesday, August 16 - Sunday, August 20
Students can begin registering for their Orientation program in June! Visit the New Student Orientation page for more information.

Family Weekend

Join us October 27-29, 2023!

Family Weekend is a wonderful time to see your student, explore the local community, and get to experience campus life through your student's eyes. While you're here, meet other families, faculty, and university administrators as you get to know Cornell. You won't want to miss this fun-filled weekend! Learn more about Family Weekend > 

Cornell Family Conversation Series 

Our Cornell Family Conversations are an opportunity for families to connect with and learn more about key offices on campus to support your student better. Conversations will be hosted live, and recordings will be available. Spring 2023 Cornell Family Conversation Series Schedule >