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Deadlines Approaching

Enrollment deposit and dining applications due May 1; housing application due May 8. Be sure to activate your NetID.

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.

The university's oldest musical tradition

The Cornell Chimes have rung out at every Commencement since 1869.  Visitors may climb McGraw Tower during any concert to check out the views and watch them play.

Gay? Bi? Questioning? Straight Ally?

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center is one of many resources on campus to explore.

Happy 150th Cornell!

April 27 is the university's sesquicentennial. Learn about the celebrations and history.

Ezra's Oracle

Check out this biweekly Q&A in the Cornell Sun as Ezra's Oracle explains the university's mysteries and histories.