Cornell University

Your Arrival

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We are excited to welcome you to Cornell!


New students will select a move-in date on August 19, 20, or the morning of August 21. Information about how to schedule an appointment date and other details regarding your arrival will be shared via email by Housing and Residential Life in early July.

Family Orientation and Campus Exploration

New students and families are invited to Family Orientation and to explore campus on August 19, 20, and 21. The same programs will be repeated daily to provide ample opportunities for  participation, regardless of move-in appointment. Program details will be available in early August.

New Student Orientation

Orientation for new first-year and transfer students will begin the evening of Saturday, August 21 and continue through Wednesday, August 25. Classes begin on Thursday, August 26. Learn more about Cornell Orientation.