Tatkon Center for First-Year Students

A Support and Resource Center for First-Year Students

Congratulations Class of 2021!

We are here for you! Visit often!

The Tatkon Center is your home base on North Campus. We help you make a smooth transition into campus life. The Center is staffed by over 20 friendly upperclassmen eager to share their experience. Come find us soon after your arrival on campus! We are here for you! Let us help you figure out life on the Hill for your first year and the years to come –classes, jobs, studying, making friends. We’ve been there, done that, so come talk with us. We work here because we want to help make your first year the absolute best it can be!

Think of us as your GPS for discovering all that Cornell has to offer. We provide special programs all year-long to introduce you to services and opportunities, plus these weekly academic and personal support services:

Sundays, 3-7pm
Biology Course Tutoring

Taking Intro Biology? Need a little clarification? Learning Strategies Center peer tutors will be at Tatkon every week. They know their stuff!

Sundays-Thursdays, 7-10pm
The Knight Institute Writing Centers @ Tatkon

Every week all term. No appointment required, or schedule on line: https://cornell.mywconline.net/

Mondays, 2:30-4:30pm
Let’s Talk

Confidential counseling without an appointment. Drop-in and talk with an experienced counselor who can help if you have concerns about adjustment to Cornell, relationship issues, family problems, sexual health concerns, depression, anxiety, or relating to faculty or staff. Free and confidential. No appointment necessary. Sponsored by Gannett Health Services.

Tuesdays, 9-9:30pm
Let’s Meditate
Cultivating a practice of mindfulness is a smart investment in your career, your health, and your overall happiness. Individuals who meditate seem to feel better, do better, and find that the practice sustains them in their personal and professional lives. This weekly Guided Meditation Series offers an opportunity for all members of the Cornell community to practice a relaxing and restorative technique supported by scientific research. Led by RAs and Tatkon student staff.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30pm
Math Tutors
Whether you are studying for a prelim or brushing up on forgotten algebra, tutors can relieve your math anxiety. Experienced tutors are available on a walk-in basis for free individual and small-group tutoring. Every week all term. Drop in when you like.
Sponsored by the Math Support Center.

Mondays, 7-9pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-12:30pm
Study Skills Tutors
Not getting enough sleep? Drowning in reading? Learn about the best time management and study skills tips at Cornell! From reading more efficiently to weekly planning, start getting your schedule back on track.
Sponsored by the Learning Strategies Center.

Fridays, 3:30-5:30pm
Economics Drop-In Tutoring for 1000- to 4000-level courses
The Economics Tutoring Center is expanding to North Campus and will be at the Tatkon Center weekly beginning Feb 3. Free student tutors.