First-Year Academics

Welcome to Cornell College! 

You're about to experience for yourself some of the extraordinary opportunities that drew you to Cornell: close student-faculty interaction, small classes, off-campus field trips and courses, summer research, independent research projects, internships, and international study, for example.

Embrace the intimacy and intensity of the Cornell experience and take responsibility for making the most of your undergraduate education.

You can begin your academic journey right now:

  1. Submit your preferences for your First-Year Seminar, which you will take in Block One.
  2. Read Cornell's One Book selection, Ready Player One.

Click on the links on the left-hand navigation bar for further details about what to expect academically during your first year at Cornell.

Have a wonderful summer. We all look forward to welcoming you personally to the campus in August. In the meantime, if you have any questions about academics at Cornell, please do not hesitate to contact us at