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


Tatkon Center Closure

The Tatkon Center is closed for the semester. We will reopen in August. Until then--have a safe and relaxing summer vacation!


Welcome New Students!

Family Orientation will take place Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24. We will send information about Orientation to families in late-July. Students can download the Orientation schedule via our mobile app in early August. A hard-copy of the guide will be distributed when students arrive on campus.