Cornell University

Graduate & Professional

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've been admitted and you're coming to Cornell as a new graduate or professional 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.

To learn more about your specific requirements, please visit your school or college website:

Will you be a teaching assistant (TA) ?

The Center for Teaching Excellence offers workshops, handbooks and other resources to help you gain confidence leading the class.

Take it Outside

The Cornell Botanic Gardens offers fantastic seasonal gardens, miles of hiking trails, and acres of greenspace adjacent to 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.

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.