The First-year Program encompasses a number of academic experiences designed to transition you into college-level and liberal arts coursework. The program begins during the summer before you arrive at Cornell with a common reading experience, continues with your faculty advisor and other new students during New Student Orientation and proceeds through your first year with courses uniquely designed for first-year students.

Program components

Please refer to our Overview & Goals page for more specifics on the First-year Program.

First-year Experience

The First-year Program is part of the larger First-year Experience at Cornell, which also includes a range of student life programs. Additional components of the First-year Experience include: