August Orientation

Class of 2023 & Transfer Student Orientation

Orientation begins with your move-in and ends on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Classes begin on Thursday, August 29, 2019.

To ensure a safe and efficient move-in experience, new students will be assigned a move-in date and time during one of the following days:

Friday, August 23, 8am-5pm
Saturday, August 24, 7am-1pm

We are planning many programs and events to welcome you to campus and help you to get to know Cornell. While move-in appointments will be strictly enforced, students and families are welcome to explore campus and attend programs on both Friday and Saturday. Learn more about arrival and move-in for first-year students and arrival and move-in for transfer students.

Orientation Schedule

Cornell Connects, our official Cornell Orientation app will help you organize your orientation schedule, make your way around campus, and connect with other students. Download the free app today from either Google Play or the Apple App Store. A web version of the app is also available, recommended browsers are Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari. Students have the option to pick up a printed copy of the Cornell Orientation Guide when they arrive on campus. Take note that your required Integroup Dialogue Orientation Session, Swim Test, and any placement exams will need to be incorporated into your schedule but are not included in the app.

Families of New Students

Parents and family members are important partners in their student's college experience. We will offer a short Family Orientation program on Friday and Saturday, August 23 and 24, to welcome families to Cornell and to introduce them to opportunities and resources on campus. Family Orientation Schedules are available online now. Use our online Itinerary Builder to plan your custom family orientation schedule. Families will receive the Family Orientation Schedule and other materials via postal mail around August 1 (domestic addresses) and the week of August 5 (international addresses).

Learn more about August Orientation

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