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Pre-Orientation Programs

Many students jump-start their experience with one of these programs.

You're coming to Cornell as a new first-year undergraduate in Fall 2015. Now what?

Make your transition an easy one.  You are expected to...

  1. Read and review information on topics, including Health & Community, Finances and more.
  2. Track your university requirements on the To Do List.
  3. Explore resources featured throughout the site.
  4. Return often. Highlighted resources are updated through your arrival on campus.

If you will be a new first-year undergraduate in Spring 2016, the site will be ready for you in the fall.  If there is general, university information for you before that, it will be posted on the First-Year, Spring 2016 page.

Microsoft Office Free!

Get Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more free, on up to 5 devices.  Download your copy now.

Sustain yourself, the campus, the globe

Cornell is committed to steward the Earth and its people.  Learn what the campus is doing and how you can be involved.

Beyond varsity

Club sports are a great way to be part of an athletic team without the time and travel commitments of varsity athletics.

Rare Book & Manuscript Collections

It isn't all old stuff. Cornell holds a vast collection documenting the history of Hip-hop, including the largest institutional collection of vinyl recordings from the 1970's and 80's.