New Student Programs supports new students in their transition to Cornell. We coordinate a comprehensive orientation program for all new undergraduate students, including a welcome program for their families. The transition to university life takes time, and we are dedicated to providing programming and services throughout the first year at the Tatkon Center for First-Year Students.

News & Announcements

Pre-Med course planning for First-Year students

Are you interested in pre-med? Are you wondering how to fit in all of those courses along with other major requirements? Learn how to plan your course trajectory.

First-Year Family Weekend Registration is Open

Families are invited to this annual event, October 27-29, to experience a slice of life at Cornell. View weekend highlights, and register online. After registering, families will receive a password to view all Family Weekend events, allowing them to build, save, email, and print a personalized weekend itinerary.


Have you read about the many benefits of mindfulness meditation? Did you know the Tat hosts a guided half-hour session every Tuesday night at 9pm? Check it out.