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 Spring Admits

We're looking forward to welcoming you for Orientation, January 16-21. Information is available on Additional details will be sent to your Cornell email address beginning December 21.

The Doggies are Coming!

Yep, join us Tuesday, December 11 when Tat mascots and friendly poodles Duke and Cinnamon come to the Tat for cuddles and fun...oh and treats too (both human and dog).

Take a Break

Need a break? Come to the large classroom in the Tat and work on a service project, write a note card, or just enjoy the music.