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

Welcome New Students!

The January Orientation Guide is now available. New students are encouraged to review the guide carefully before arrival on January 19. We look forward to showing you a warm welcome!


Winter Break Closure

The Tatkon Center will close at 3:00 pm on Thursday, December 15, for the winter break. The center will reopen on Wednesday, January 25, at 8:00am, when classes begin. Have a safe and relaxing break!