Highlights from Announcements 8/15/22

The Big Red Bear welcomes students to Cornell
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Complete Your Fall Checklist

All new and returning students must complete the Fall Checklist to avoid a registration hold, and possible withdrawal.

Classes Begin Next Monday

  • Aug. 15 Course enrollment begins (refer to Enrollment Guide for details) 
  • Aug. 22 Classes begin 
  • Sept. 06 Add deadline 

Student ID Cards

Student ID cards will be distributed to your field/college who will provide you with pickup/distribution information.

Fellowship and Assistantship Stipends

Fall 2022 Stipend Payments

University Fellowships – Ph.D. students should receive their fall 2022 fellowship stipends by August 22, 2022. If you have not received your fellowship stipend by August 23, contact your graduate field assistant or the Graduate School Fellowship Office at grad_funding@cornell.edu to ask for a processing update. As a reminder, fellowship checks are generally paid in one payment at the beginning of each semester as a bursar refund. You can enroll in direct deposit for fellowship refunds here.

Assistantships (TA, GRA, GA, RA) – Students appointed on an assistantship for fall 2022 will receive stipend payments on a semi-monthly pay calendar, beginning on August 31, 2022. If you have not received your payment by September 1, please reach out to your graduate field assistant (GFA) to remedy the delay. Assistantship stipend payments are paid in semi-monthly increments throughout the semester in Workday. The first and last payments are partial payments. You can find your specific payment details in your appointment letter. Your GFA can help you if you need a copy of your appointment letter for the semester or need directions to enroll in direct deposit.

For New Students

Graduate School Dean’s Welcome

New students can find full details and registration for the Dean’s Welcome on the Orientation Canvas website.

During this program, we will give you a warm welcome as a new member of Cornell’s community of scholars and researchers. You will learn about graduate study along with expectations and tips for success as a new graduate student. We will introduce you to the resources and support services that can help you now and during your degree program.

The formal program features Cornell President Martha Pollack, Graduate School Dean and Vice Provost for Graduate Education Kathryn J. Boor, and a panel of faculty and students.

Welcome Session for New Graduate Teaching Assistants

New students can find full details on the Orientation Canvas website.

Presented by the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI), this session will follow the Dean’s Welcome. This session will provide an overview of CTI’s resources to support the success of all new TAs as they begin their teaching at Cornell. In addition, there will be an opportunity for all new international TAs (ITAs) to talk to other ITAs and CTI staff about specific resources available to ensure a smooth transition to Cornell.

International Graduate and Professional Student Orientation

Sunday, August 21, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Bailey Hall Auditorium — Register by Saturday, August 20

The International Graduate and Professional Student Orientation, hosted by the Office of Global Learning, gives you an early start on your Cornell experience by introducing you to important resources for international students and helping you connect with your classmates from around the world. Attendance is not required.

Save the Date: Resource Fair for All Graduate and Professional Degree Students

Monday, September 12, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Barton Hall

This collaborative, in-person resource fair for all graduate and professional students, both incoming and continuing, will provide an opportunity for graduate and professional degree students from across programs to engage with each other while also learning more about the resources, offices, and organizations that help to support your development and progression at Cornell. With 60+ campus resources and 20 different graduate and professional student organizations, you will discover many useful resources. If you need accommodations to participate, please complete the Resource Fair Accommodations Form as soon as possible.

Student Spotlight

Esther HellerEsther Kondo Heller is a master of fine arts student in creative writing with a concentration in poetry. She attended Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany as an undergraduate and now studies how stories, histories, and emotion are expressed using sound, images, and performance.

Read more about Esther Kondo Heller.

All spotlights.


BME Alumna Interviewed by Authority Magazine

Tiffany St. BernardBiomedical engineering alumna Tiffany St. Bernard, Ph.D. ’20, was interviewed by Authority Magazine about her role as co-founder and CEO of HairDays, a hair artificial intelligence company revolutionizing hair health care.

Read “Dr. Tiffany St. Bernard of HairDays: 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became a CEO.”