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Welcome to Cornell!

We are excited that you will be joining us in beautiful Ithaca, New York this August!

The Graduate School will host Orientation for all new Fall 2017 students on Monday, August 21 from 8:30 am to Noon. The goal of our Orientation Program is simple.  We want to warmly welcome you to campus and help you to become a member of new communities of scholars, researchers,  and colleagues. You will also learn about graduate study at Cornell along with expectations and tips for success as a new graduate student. We will provide you with valuable information to introduce you to the plethora of resources and services to help you throughout your time at Cornell. Our orientation program does not replace your Field orientation program but will supplement it and help you experience the benefits of being in a University-campus community. Please consult your field's website for field, college, and program-specific orientation programs.

The morning itinerary will be posted by May 1; please come back later for more information. 

If you have not already done so, visit the New Students web page for information specifically for graduate and professional students.  

Other Important Dates

The Summer Success Symposium is a one-day event for new and continuing M.S./Ph.D. and Ph.D. students across fields who have received fellowships in support of diversity, and/or identify as first generation college (FGC) students and/or students of color. The 2017 Summer Success Symposium will take place on Wednesday, August 16 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm in G10 Biotech. Visit the Summer Success Symposium website for more information.

The ISSO's fall orientation program for international graduate and professional students will take place Saturday, August 19 from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm in Statler Hall auditorium.