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


Apply to be a January Orientation Leader

We're looking for students who are willing to create a warm welcome for our newest admits. January Orientation Leader applications are available now.


How Do You Get Started in Research?

This drop-in advising for first-year students takes place Tuesday, October 23.


Thank You Families!

We hope you had a terrific Family Weekend. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet so many families. Share your memories at #CornellParents.