Fall 2018 Tatkon Center Programs

August/September Programs

Parent Panel
Sat, Aug 18, 2018, 3-4:30pm; Tatkon Center, South Balch Hall, room 3330
Parents of new students are invited to meet Tatkon Center staff who will present what it will be like for new students at Cornell. Topics to be discussed include all things Cornell, from academics to student and campus life, to living in Ithaca. The Tatkon Center is a resource center for first-year students that serves as a home base and provides academic, personal, and career exploration support and more throughout the first year.

Lemonade and Cookies in the Courtyard: discover Tatkon, your home base all year
Mon, Aug 20, 2018, 2-6pm; Tues, Aug 21, 2-4pm; Wed, Aug 22, 12-5pm
Drop by the Tatkon Center table in the Balch courtyard for lemonade and cookies and a warm welcome from its super friendly student staff! Then go inside to see the art exhibits, lending library, study spaces, and Carol’s Café. Ask the Tat staff anything! Tatkon offers weekly meditation, fun study breaks and post-prelim events, free peer tutoring, career services, community service opportunities, and more. Refreshments served inside if raining.

Free IT Services that Offer a Competitive Edge
Mon, Aug 20, 2018, 1:00 pm–1:30 pm
Join CIT for a short presentation on free IT services that can help you with course work, homework prep, research, collaborating on presentations, and more. Learn how to spot a “phish” and keep your Cornell information safe.

Net-Print 101—Set Up Your Laptop with Net-Print and Print Your First Assignment or Syllabus
Mon, Aug 20, 2018, 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
Excited to print your first college assignment? Need a copy of your syllabus? Drop by and learn about Net-Print.

Tatkon Block Party: Celebrate your First Week!
South Balch Hall Courtyard – rain location: inside the Tatkon Center, South Balch Hall
Fri, Aug 24, 2018, 4-6pm
Celebrate your first week and discover Cornell’s first-year support and resource hub: The Tatkon Center. Pot a succulent for your room, help make a blanket for a child in need, play FIFA, play with visiting doggies, meet fellow first years, and network with older Tatkon Center staff. Refreshments served.

Student Panel: Life on the Hill
Sun, Aug 26, 2018, 3:00 pm–4:00pm
Student staff members from the Tatkon Center for First-Year Students will talk about life on the Hill. Time will be available for questions and answers. The panel will be followed by pizza and a chance to mingle with other first-year students.

International Student Panel: Life in Ithaca
Sun, Aug 26, 2018, 3:00 pm–4:00pm
4:30 pm–5:30 pm
Upper-level international student staff members from the Tatkon Center for First-Year Students will share tips to help your transition to life at an American university. Stay afterwards, meet other international students and the Tat staff, and check out the center. Refreshments served.

First-Generation Meet and Greet
Tues, Aug 21, 2018, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
Meet-and-greet to connect with fellow first-generation new students, upper-level students, and faculty and staff members from similar backgrounds. During this event, the associate dean and director of First-Generation and Low-Income Student Support, the Office of Academic Diversity Initiative’s (OADI) First in Class and First Generation Student Union will welcome all first-year and transfer students by introducing the programs, resources, support systems, and networks available to first-generation students on campus. Although we are first, we are not alone.

Learning Strategies Center workshops @ Tatkon
Wed, Aug 29, 2018, 4:30-5:30pm
Wed, Sep 12, 2018, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Wed, Oct 24, 2018, 4:30pm-5:30pm

Internal Transfer info session
Thurs, Aug 30, 2018, 4:30-5:30pm
Thurs, Oct 25, 2018, 4:30-5:30pm

CU Downtown: Ithaca Celebrates New Students!
Saturday, September 1, 2018,1:00pm–5:00pm, Downtown Ithaca
Explore the city you will call home for the next four years and watch many of Cornell’s vibrant performing arts groups on stage on the Ithaca Commons, Ithaca’s outdoor pedestrian mall. See the Big Red Marching Band and Cornell Pep Band take over the Ithaca Commons, and enjoy breakdancing, Japanese drumming, a cappella, Chinese and Indian dancing, jazz, and more. Don’t miss out on special student discounts, a scavenger hunt, and activities at retail stores and restaurants. Join groups departing from residence halls (learn how to take the local bus service from campus) or take a beautiful walk downtown via Cascadilla Gorge. Learn more from your RA or check with the Tatkon Center—drop in or call 607.253.4282.

Resume Critiques for Arts & Sciences Students
Tues, Sep 4, 2018, 7:00-9:00pm
Mon, Sep 10, 2018, 7:00-9:00pm
Tues, Sep 11, 2018, 7:00-9:00pm

Exploring Majors and Careers for Arts & Sciences students
Thurs, Sep 6, 2018, 4:30-6:30pm
Thurs, Sep 13, 2018, 4:30-6:30pm

Professional Workshop presented by the Mainland China Student Association and Ascend
Thurs, Sep 6, 2018, 4:30-6:30pm
50 minute introduction to professional/business organizations on campus and tips on navigating ClubFest. Followed by peer resume critiques.

Cornell Social Business Consulting
Tues, Sep 11, 2018, 5:00-6:00pm

ClubFest, satellite site
Sun, Sep 9, 1:00-4:00pm

October Programs

Career Services 101: An Overview of Cornell Career Services for First Years
Wed, Oct 3, 2018, 4:45pm-5:15pm
Discover the best ways for first years to utilize Career Services.

Exploring Careers through Networking
Tues, Oct 23, 7:00pm
Tues, Nov 6, 7:00pm

Student Panel: Internships and Externships for First-Years
Wed, Nov 14, 2018, 5:00pm-6:00pm