NSO Procession

Students process behind Cornell administrators and faculty (above) to the new student convocation outside College Hall (below).

Parent ceremony

Welcome parents of new students!

The transition to college can be an exciting and challenging time for everyone, and we are here to assist you and your student through this process. The information throughout the New Student Orientation (NSO) website is specifically designed for your student, however we encourage you to look at this information and be familiar with it as you will serve as a valuable resource to your son or daughter throughout their four years at Cornell.

There are several tasks your son or daughter will need to complete prior to their arrival on campus, itemized on a personalized online checklist. We ask that you become familiar with this checklist and assist them in completing everything.

Parent Orientation and News

We invite you to participate in a one day orientation for parents on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. You will receive information in the mail and when you arrive on campus about these opportunities. We also invite you to take a look at the Parent's Gateway website (available from the Cornell homepage by clicking on "Parents") that is updated regularly and serves as a great resource for parents and families.

Again, we are thrilled that you have made the decision to be a part of the Cornell family and look forward to seeing you over the coming years!