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!

Remember, the JOLs (January Orientation Leaders) are here to help you make a smooth transition to Cornell. We encourage you to participate in as many events as possible before classes begin. You can find all of the details in the Orientation Guide.


Tatkon Center Reopens Wednesday

The Tatkon Center will reopen on Wednesday, January 25, at 8:00am, when classes begin. Here are a couple of the programs the Tat will be hosting to start the semester:

  • Alternative Breaks Info Session- service-learning trip during spring break 2017, offered Sunday, January 29.
  • Career Exploration with the Alumni Connections Program, offered Thursday, February 2.

Or just come in to relax and enjoy a warm beverage from the cafe!