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 move-in for first-year students and move-in for transfer students.

Orientation Schedule

Our official Cornell Orientation app will help you organize your orientation schedule, make your way around campus, and connect with other students. Download the app in early August before you arrive on campus. Students have the option to pick up a printed copy of the Cornell Orientation Guide when they arrive on campus.

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 to welcome families to Cornell and to introduce them to opportunities and resources on campus on Friday and Saturday, August 23 and 24. Family Orientation Schedules will be available in early August.

Learn more about August Orientation

More information about August Orientation and Your Arrival is available on