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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 student in Fall 2017. Now what?

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

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

Get to know Cornell Health

Providing on-campus medical care, counseling, and pharmacy services—all under one roof.

Volunteer through the Cornell Public Service Center

Get involved in the community, share your talents, meet new people, and explore service-learning opportunities with the Public Service Center.

Student Governance

If you're interested in leadership, making change, and community consider becoming a part of the Student Assembly

Real or Phake?

Learn the essentials to avoid online scams, including how to tell if a Cornell login page is real or a fake that's trying to steal your NetID password.