International Student Orientations

Transfer and Spring-Start Student Orientation, January 2019

Come join incoming transfer and Spring-start international students as we get an introduction to US immigration requirements, taxes, health and safety topics. Attendance is not mandatory but is recommended. Friday, January 18th, from 2:30 to 3:15 in the Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room. 

Prepare for Undergraduates

Incoming undergraduate international students are strongly encouraged to arrive in Ithaca four days before new student orientation in order to participate in Prepare, the international pre-orientation program. This program provides travel-weary students with an early start on their Cornell experience. During these four days, participants will not only obtain resources to meet the challenges of adjusting to college life in the US, they will also have the opportunity to make new friends with students from all over the world. Prepare 2019 will take place from August 19-22, 2018.

Graduate & Professional Student Orientation

International Services' fall orientation for international graduate and professional students will take place Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in Statler Hall auditorium. Come and meet other new international students and receive a warm welcome from the staff at IS. Spouses and partners of students are also encouraged to attend this orientation. There will also be a Welcome Reception and International Student Organization Fair following the orientation. Enjoy light refreshments and meet other new students while you browse and learn about the variety of student organizations and activities at Cornell.

Additional International Student Orientations

IS will offer a general orientation session for new international students who were unable to attend the PREPARE pre-orientation program for undergrads, or the International Graduate and Professional Student Orientation, date, time and location TBD.

IS staff look forward to meeting you and assisting with your transition to life at Cornell.