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2021 Each One Teach One and International Student Orientation August 13th-17th

Our orientation programs, otherwise known as Each One Teach One (EOTO) and International Student Orientation (ISO) are open to all new students who identify as a person of color and to all new international students respectively. It is an opportunity for these students to have early access to campus and begin to make it their home.

We recognize and support the college’s New Student Orientation that begins immediately following EOTO and ISO. With that said, these programs are particularly relevant because they will assist students of color and new international students in their transition to a small private, predominantly white institution (PWI) in rural Iowa. We will present events and activities to reduce the initial culture shock of being a student of color at a PWI and the initial culture shock of being an international student at an American institution of higher education.

These programs are offered free of charge to all new students which include all meals and off-campus activities. Dinner for families during the welcome dinner will also be covered by the office.

ISO is a mandatory program for all new international students.

EOTO is not required but is strongly encouraged. However, we have limited space within the program so we encourage students to reserve a spot once applications open. There will only be 20 EOTO participants who will be accepted on a first come first serve basis due to limited space.

Important 2021 EOTO and ISO dates

August 11th-12th, 2021 New international students arrive on campus

August 13th, 2021 EOTO students arrives on campus

August 13th, 2021 EOTO & ISO activities begin and will run through August 17th, 2021.

2021 EOTO and ISO Schedule: 

Friday, August 13, 2021

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Shots with Nurse Lynn (ISO)

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Move-In/Registration (EOTO)

  • Pick up keys at Stoner House
  • Get IDs from Residence Life in Old Sem if you did not make them on your own, via online.
  • Move into Residence Halls/unpack
  • Forget something? This is the perfect time for you and your family to visit local businesses to retrieve last-minute items.
  • On-campus business items for ISO. (ID’s, Keys, Health forms, bank accounts for late ISO, ect.)

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

ICL Campus Tour (Meet at Stoner House)?

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

“Welcome to the Family”

  • Dinner ICL Team w/Gwen Schimek and RA staff. ** Parents/Guardians are welcomed**

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

“Finding your family”

Saturday, August 14, 2021

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


9:10 AM – 10:25 AM


Being a Critically Conscious Cornellian (EOTO)

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Culture Shock, Privilege, and How to Survive at a PWI

1:35 PM – 4:30 PM

Shopping- Walmart

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM


6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Time

8:10 PM

Meet at the Commons

8:30 PM

S’mores and an outdoor movie (weather permitting)

Sunday, August 15, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Drive to Lost Island Waterpark (Waterloo)

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Lost Island Waterpark

4:45PM - 6:00 PM

Drive to MV

6:00 PM


Monday, August 16, 2021

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


9:05 AM – 11:00 AM

“Just Because I Am...” (EOTO)

Language Testing w/ Lynn Ikach (ISO)

11:05 AM – 12:35 PM

Mock Class w/ Professor Jai Shanata

12:40 PM – 1:30 PM


1:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Resource Presentations

3:40 PM – 3:50 PM

Free Time

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

It’s a Different World: Transitioning from High School to College

5:10 PM – 6:30 PM




Tuesday, August 17, 2021

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


9:05 AM – 10:30 AM

Downtown MV Tour & Group Paint and Pot

10:35 AM – 11:00 AM

Plagiarism w/ Jennifer Ferrell

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

“Campus Engagement and Building Equity”

1:40 PM - 3:30 PM

Family Time

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM

EOTO/ISO Olympics

Please note:
Due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control, some
activities are subject to change.
International Students are expected to arrive no earlier than Tues., Aug
10 and no later than Friday, Aug. 13.

For more information please contact the Office of Intercultural Life at intercultural_life@cornellcollege.edu.