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Orientation Schedule

The Orientation Guide will be available in late July. Here are some highlights of the schedule:

Move-In Day, Friday, August 18

  • Move into your Residence Hall during your assigned time
  • Attend New Student Check-In between 8:00 am-4:00 pm to receive your ID Card 
  • Meet with your Resident Assistant (RA)
  • First Night for the Class of 2021 – it's a Cornell tradition

Saturday, August 19

  • New Student Convocation
  • Dean's Welcome (college/school specific)
  • College and university programs
  • Identity and Belonging Project@Cornell
  • Meet with your Orientation Leader (OL)

Sunday, August 20

  • Continuing college and university programs 
  • Speak About It – Consent and Healthy Relationships

Monday, August 21

  • Final day of university and college orientation programs
  • Speak About It – Consent and Healthy Relationships
  • Class of 2021 Photo

Tuesday, August 22

  • Classes begin