New Student Orientation (NSO) is a busy time, full of activities designed to get all of our new students settled, connected, integrated, and prepared for their first year at Cornell. NSO begins for first year students with Move-In Day on Wednesday, August 30 and concludes Saturday, September 2.  

Transfer students, with seven or more credits transferring to Cornell College, partake in a streamlined Transfer Orientation designed especially with transfer students in mind.  Transfer Orientation begins on Friday, September 1.  Students transferring less than seven credits will participate in the full New Student Orientation schedule, which begins on Wednesday, August 30. 

There will be limited time to run errands outside of Mount Vernon on Move In Day. We recommend you do not plan to leave campus for significant amounts of time after arrival, as informational sessions begin shortly after lunch and run through the afternoon.

Printable schedules