Admitted student speaks to chemistry faculty at Destination: Cornell.

Thursday schedule

Thursday is optional. 

Time Event

5:30 p.m.

Student check-in in the Thomas Commons Lobby

6 p.m.

Student dinner in the Hilltop Café

7 p.m.

Student activity

Friday schedule

Time Event
8:30 a.m.

Check-in in the Thomas Commons Lobby

9 a.m.  Welcome to Cornell on the Orange Carpet (OC)
9:20 a.m.

First session 

First-year experience

One Course At A Time

Academic support


Optional student class experience (Sorry parents; this is for students only.)


Parent sessions (We didn't forget you.)

College leadership Q&A

Center for Teaching and Learning

11–11:10 a.m.


11:10 a.m.

Academic fair

Humanities and fine arts

Social sciences

Natural sciences

12:10 p.m.

Lunch at the Hilltop Café Enjoy lunch with a Cornell student club or with a faculty member.

1–3 p.m.

Information your way! (Choose the information sessions you want to attend.)

3–4 p.m.

Optional tours

The academic affair options and information sessions may vary slightly from event to event, but these are what you can expect to find at Destination Cornell.