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First-Year

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.

Think Outside the Box

A University Course gives you the opportunity to explore the world at large, think critically, and engage with faculty and students from across the university.

What's an Ombudsman?

The Ombudsman Office offers a safe place where community members discuss problems or issues within the university.

Course Enrollment for Fall 2015

Over the summer you will be enrolling in your fall courses. Your college will be sending you complete details soon but the Course Enrollment section will give you a good overview.

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