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!

Students may download the Orientation Guide via Cornell Connects, our mobile app. Family Orientation will take place Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24. Use our online Itinerary Builder to select, save, email, or print your custom family orientation schedule.


Tatkon Center Orientation Open House

The Tatkon Center is closed for the summer but will reopen for the Fall 2019 semester with an orientation open house on Friday and Saturday, August 23 and 24.