Tatkon Center for First-Year Students

Congratulations Class of 2022!

The Tat is a support and resource center for first-year students. It is staffed by super friendly upper-level students eager to share their experience and help you make a smooth transition to campus life. Let us help you settle in and discover Cornell – classes, jobs, academics, making friends. Ask us anything! We work here because we want to help make your first year the absolute best it can be!

 We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Hours: M-Th: 8am-11pm; F: 8am-5:30pm; Sun: 3pm-11pm

Free Weekly Academic and Personal Support Services

Fall 2018 Schedule
All services are free!

Sundays, 3:30-5:30pm
Economics Drop-In Tutoring for 1000- to 4000-level courses
Free peer tutors provided by the Economics Tutoring Center.

Sundays, 3:30-7:30pm
Chemistry Tutoring

No appointment necessary. Come in for help from Learning Strategies Center peer tutors with CHEM 1007 and 2070.

Sundays - Thursdays, 7-10pm
Cornell Writing Centers @ Tatkon

Every week all term. No appointment required, or schedule online.

Sundays + Mondays, 7:30-10:30pm
Math 1110 Calculus I and Math 1120 Calculus II Study Group

Meet with other students in your course and discuss ideas explored in the homework assignments. The study groups are staffed with undergraduate tutors who are familiar with the course. Most students would benefit from attending these sessions. All are welcome.

Mondays, 2:30-4:30pm, room 3339
Let’s Talk

Confidential counseling without an appointment. Drop-in and talk with an experienced counselor who can help if you have concerns about adjustment to Cornell, relationship issues, family problems, sexual health concerns, depression, anxiety, or relating to faculty or staff. Free and confidential. No appointment necessary. Sponsored by Cornell Health.

Mondays, 8-8:30pm, room 3330
Let’s Meditate
Cultivating a practice of mindfulness is a smart investment in your career, your health, and your overall happiness. Individuals who meditate seem to feel better, do better, and find that the practice sustains them in their personal and professional lives. This weekly Guided Meditation Series offers an opportunity for all members of the Cornell community to practice a relaxing and restorative technique supported by scientific research. Led by Tatkon student staff and co-sponsored by Cornell Health.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30pm
Math Tutors
Walk into a congenial place to do Mathematics! Whether you are working individually or studying with others, experienced tutors are available for encouragement, guidance, and diagnosis of where you seem to be having trouble, whether in current assignments or gaps in your background preparation in Math. Sponsored by the Math Support Center (MSC), located in 256 Malott.  (In addition to these drop-in hours at Tatkon, the MSC in Mallott has hours every day except Saturday whenever classes are in session as well as during exam and study periods.)

Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm
Study Skills Tutors
Not getting enough sleep? Drowning in reading? Learn about the best time management and study skills tips at Cornell! From reading more efficiently to weekly planning, start getting your schedule back on track.
Sponsored by the Learning Strategies Center.

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1:1 Advising for exploring undergraduate research and community service options