Cornell University

First-Year

Last Minute Reminders

Classes begin August 29, make sure you're ready by completing all TDL items, and verifying your registration status on Student Essentials.

You're coming to Cornell as a new first-year student in Fall 2019. 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. 

Experience Cornell

Search Experience Cornell to discover community-engagement, global-learning, research, funding, and career development opportunities both on and off campus.

Do you want to work on campus?

If you plan to work, you must be able to establish your identity and your eligibility to work in the United States with original documentation.  Bring your documentation with you to campus.

Driving to Campus?

Follow these approach routes for easy access to campus for move-in and Orientation.

Shop for a cause

Outfit your apartment or update your wardrobe.  Dump and Run collects student gear in the spring and sells it Opening Weekend with all profits going to local charities.