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Save The Date

Mark your calendar for First-Year Parent's Weekend, October 31-November 2.

Recently admitted for Spring 2016? Check back October 15th for your To Do List, forms, and additional updates.

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.

Your Go-To Place

The Tatkon Center for First-Year Students, the Tat, in Balch Hall is a gateway to the services, programs and possibilities at Cornell.

Adjustment Jitters?

Starting out in a new place can be stressful at times.  Cornell offers many resources (formal and informal) for guidance and support.

An apple a day...

Apple harvest has begun, visit the Cornell Orchards to sample and purchase dozens of varieties of locally grown apples.

Study smarter, not longer

Watch this video to learn more about the services available through the Learning Strategies Center.

What's happening in Ithaca

Find out what's happening beyond the Hill by checking out the Ithaca events scene. Don't miss student favorites—the Apple Harvest Festival and the Chili Cook-Off.

Smart Finances

Save yourself time and hassle, by signing up for direct deposit of your bursar student refunds and stipends.  It just takes a few minutes to set up a profile in the Cornell Nelnet system.