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Weeks of Welcome (WOW)

Weeks of Welcome - Fall 2022
Join us for series of fun events to kick off the new semester!

Weeks of Welcome! - Fall 2022

Monday August 22 – Sunday September 11

Weeks of Welcome events at Cornell

Weeks of Welcome (WOW) is a celebration of a new semester! With so many events, meetings, workshops, and more across campus, the WOW calendar brings it all to one place. Check out the CampusGroups events calendar for events from student organizations, offices, and other areas on campus. 

Follow @CornellActivities on Instagram to stay up-to-date on WOW events.

Click here for the WOW event calendar.

Events will continue to be added to the Weeks of Welcome calendar throughout the summer! Keep checking back!

Highlighted events during WOW

Preacher Lawson - comedian show

Comedian: Preacher Lawson

Join Cornell University Program Board & Orientation Steering Committee for a welcome back comedy show featuring Preacher Lawson! He'll be performing stand up on Saturday, August 20th at 7pm in Statler Hall for FREE! Opener to be announced shortly. Get your free ticket at the CampusGroups link above.

📸 Class of 2026: Class Photo Tradition! 

Join us for a class year tradition on Friday August 26 4-6pm! Your classmates and you will take your official class photo in formation (spelling out 2026 in classmates). Become a part of Cornell history! Free blanket give-away and free Cornell Dairy ice cream and soft baked pretzels. Class of 2026 only!

Movies on the Arts Quad - Screening outdoor films on Thursday nights at 8pm.

🎥 Movies on the Arts Quad

Bring your friends, hoodies, and blankets to the Arts Quad each Thursday in September for a movie under the stars! Here is the fall semester line up:

Seats open at 7:30pm, film starts at 8pm!

  • Thu 9/1 - Luca (2021)

  • Thu 9/8 - Jurassic World: Dominion (2021)

  • Thu 9/15 - Jordan Peele's Us (2020)

  • Thu 9/22 - Hocus Pocus (1993)

Cornell Concert Commission logo

CCC Event - Concert Announcement Soon!

Join the Cornell Concert Commission on Sunday August 28 at 7pm on the Arts Quad. Concert announcement coming soon. Follow CCC's Instagram to stay up-to-date! 

CU Downtown

CU Downtown - Welcome Students!

Join the Tatkon Center for New Students and Ithaca Downtown Alliance Saturday September 10 12-5pm for an afternoon intended to welcome new and returning students to Ithaca. Explore downtown Ithaca and see student performances starting at 1pm and continuing throughout the afternoon. Take advantage of special student discounts and activities at retail stores and participate in the scavenger hunt.

Free TCAT bus shuttles will run from North Campus to the commons all afternoon. Residence halls will be organizing walking and bus groups to help you find your way. There will be free apple cider and donuts for the first 1,000 attendees.

This event is organized by the Tatkon Center for New Students, in partnership with the Ithaca Downtown Alliance, TCAT, Campus Activities and Off-Campus Living.

ClubFest - Get Involved at Cornell!

Cornell ClubFest: Get involved at Cornell!

Are you looking to connect with or join one of Cornell's 900+ student organizations? Are you part of an organization looking to spread the word?

ClubFest will be held on Sunday September 11 on the Arts Quad. Additional details will be shared mid-August.

Cornell Cinema - film schedule

Cornell Cinema

Cornell Cinema is an integral part of the fabric of campus life at Cornell and is located in Willard Straight Hall. As a leading campus film exhibition programs in the country, Cornell Cinema provides access to a host of classic Hollywood and foreign films, documentaries, silent films, cult classics, experimental work, and recent Hollywood and arthouse hits.

Weeks of Welcome (WOW) is organized by the Campus Activities Office. Email with questions.