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


Check out the Orientation Guide today!

The August 2018 Orientation Guide is now available. Students will receive a copy when they arrive on campus. And stay tuned for our new Cornell Orientation app which will be available before Orientation begins in August.


Welcome Parents and Families of New Students

The Family Orientation Schedule and Family Guide are now available online. These items will be mailed to the student's home address at the end of July. Families are invited to view, save, email, or print their personal Family Orientation Schedule via Itinerary Builder.


The Tat is a Homerun for First-Years

Make the Tatkon Center your first-year homebase. Take a look at the support services that are offered each week, in addition to a relaxing study space just steps from the North Campus residence halls.