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


Get Ready for Orientation!

Download your August 2017 Orientation Guide - or plan your orientation using the Orientation App. We can't wait to see you.


Tips from the Tat - read 'em now on Facebook

The Tatkon Center will reopen this Friday, August 18. But we've already got great tips and tricks for you to read now.


Check out the Family Orientation Schedule

The Family Orientation Schedule and the Family Guide were mailed to the parents of new students earlier this month. Families that do not receive their mailing by the time they depart for Cornell, and would like a hard copy of either item, can pick up copies at New Student Check-In on August 18.