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 friendly upper-level students eager to share their experience and help you make a smooth transition to campus life. Let us help you figure out university life – classes, jobs, academics, making friends. We work here because we want to help make your first year the absolute best it can be! We provide special programs and weekly academic and personal support services throughout the academic year. Think of us as your home base and discovery center!

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

Free Weekly Academic and Personal Support Services

Sundays, 3:30-5:45pm
Biology Course Tutoring

Taking Intro Biology? Need a little clarification? Learning Strategies Center peer tutors will be at Tatkon every week. They know their stuff!

Sundays, 3:30-7:30pm
Chemistry Course 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.

Mondays, 6-7:30pm and Wednesdays, 5-7pm
Multilingual Writing Tutoring
For students who do not have English as their first or home language.
Multilingual Writing Mentors and Tutors have been trained to consider writing and language from the perspectives of language acquisition and cultural expectations. They serve as responsive listeners and readers who can address questions about the writing process or particular pieces of writing, especially for students in need of guidance at the sentence level. They may also suggest on-going strategies to help writers succeed in the American academic writing context.
Sponsored by Cornell Writing Centers.

Mondays, 2:30-4:30pm, room 3338
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.

Tuesdays, 9-9:30pm, 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
Whether you are studying for a prelim or brushing up on forgotten algebra, tutors can relieve your math anxiety. Experienced tutors are available on a walk-in basis for free individual and small-group tutoring. Every week all term. Drop in when you like.
Sponsored by the Math Support Center.

Wednesdays, 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.

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

Select dates TBA
1:1 Advising for exploring undergraduate research and community service options
Drop-in Women's Resource Satellite Office Hours