Sunday schedule

Time Event

12:30-1 p.m.

Optional campus tours, with the last one leaving at 12:45, starting in Thomas Commons

1 p.m.

Check-in in Thomas Commons

1:45 p.m.

Welcome on the Orange Carpet

2-3 p.m.

Academic experience dialogues

Professors will hold office hours in Hall-Perrine, Hedges, the Smith Dining Room, and Zamora's Market. Be sure to stop by each area to get your questions answered.

2:45-5 p.m.

Information sessions

There will be four session times to hear from Cornell staff in residence life, academic advising and support, intercultural life, spiritual life, athletics, and more. 

5:00 p.m. Overnight host match on the Orange Carpet
5:15-6:30 p.m.

Dinner and check out in Thomas Commons

Turn in your evaluation and get any last minute questions answered.

7:30 p.m. Evening activities for students participating in the overnight stay

Monday schedule

Time Event
8-11 a.m.

Overnight check out in Thomas Commons

Turn in your evaluation and get any last minute questions answered.

8:30 a.m.  Optional breakfast at the Hilltop Café
9-10 a.m.

Experiential Learning Fair with the Berry Career Institute on the Orange Carpet

Learn about experiential learning opportunities that allow Cornell students to learn by doing. Staff and students will be on hand to share their experiences with off-campus studies, internships and fellowships, mock trial, research projects, and leadership groups (LEADS and Enactus). Berry Career Institute staff will be available to answer your career and graduate school related questions in an informal tabling event. 

10-11 a.m.

Attend a class (students only). You must register in advance.

10-11 a.m.

Parents meeting in Hall-Perrine

Learn more about the college transition experience. 

Dialogues and sessions may vary slightly from event to event, but these sessions are what you can expect to find at Destination: Cornell.

Academic experience dialogues

Humanities and art
Professors and students from the departments of education, English, history, philosophy, religion, French, Spanish, and art & art history will be in Hall-Perrine.

Social sciences
Professors and students from the departments of economics and business, business, sociology & anthropology, psychology, international relations, and politics will be in Hedges.

Natural sciences
Professors and students from the departments of biology, computer science, environmental studies, geology, kinesiology, mathematics & statistics, physics, engineering sciences, chemistry, and a representative to talk with students still deciding will be in Smith Dining Room.

Music and theatre & dance
Professors and students from the departments of music and theatre & dance will be in Zamora's Market.

Information Sessions

Academic support
New college students face a unique transition, and even our most talented students benefit from a little extra support. Learn about the Quantitative Reasoning Studio, Writing Studio, Academic Technology Studio, Rise Up program for first generation students, and other academic services available to help students succeed at Cornell. All sessions.

Next steps

Learn more about how to complete your enrollment at Cornell. This session will cover how to submit your enrollment deposit and how to access and update the new student checklist. All sessions.

Student success
Hear from the heads of security and health services and the Dean of Students about life on campus and the services available to students who have concerns about their health or integrating into the Cornell environment. All sessions.

Student lounge (students only)

Meet with other admitted students, see if you can find your future roommate, or just take a break from all the information. Current students will also be present to talk to you about life at Cornell and how to set up your ZeeMee page and use it to stay in touch with each other in the Cornell College ZeeMee Community App. All sessions.

Campus life

Living on a residential campus is more than having a place to sleep. It's a place to have conversations, engage, learn, make friends, try new activities, and eat at the Hilltop Café or Zamora's Market. All sessions.

One Course At A Time
Learn the basics of the block plan, the rich academic experiences afforded by this schedule, and other benefits of studying at the speed of life. Sessions 2, 3, and 4.

Community building
Cornell prides itself on its openness, diversity, and inclusiveness on campus. With 80 percent of our student body from out of state, and students coming from 18 different countries, Cornell is a great place to live and learn about different cultures. See why Cornell College has one of the top 10 alternative spring break programs with our civic engagement office, and learn about what community service you can get involved in here at Cornell. All sessions.

Division III athletics is a level of play that prides itself on athletic competition while achieving exceptional academic honors. Find out how athletics at Cornell pairs with our unique block plan to provide both athletic and academic success. All sessions.

First-year experience
Cornell offers a wide variety of programs to help new students during their first year by connecting and engaging them as members of our community. Learn about expectations for the summer months, move-in logistics, new student orientation, returning student mentorship, family programs, first-year seminars, course registration, and ways to get involved once the semester begins. All sessions.