January Orientation

We look forward to welcoming you! Whether you are a first-year spring admit (FYSA), transfer student, or a visiting or exchange student, Orientation will be your introduction to Cornell.

Important Dates for January Orientation 2020

Thursday, January 16, 9am-12pm: Move into your residence hall; students living off campus are also encouraged to move in during this time.

Thursday, January 16 - Monday, January 20: Orientation

Tuesday, January 21: Classes begin

Orientation Schedule

The January Orientation Guide includes all of the required and optional events you need to attend for Orientation. View the events online and create a custom itinerary for your orientation beginning December 18.

A printed copy of the January Orientation Guide will be available during Orientation.

January Orientation for Families of New Students

Family Orientation takes place Thursday, January 16 and may take place Friday morning, January 17 for some colleges. Details will be available on this page beginning December 18.

Learn more about January Orientation

More information about January Orientation and the new student To Do List will be available on newstudents.cornell.edu beginning October 15.