Schedule

(Subject to Change)

Monday—14 August 2017 

  • Arrival and pickup at airport or bus station – (see FAQ's for more information on arriving in Ithaca). Print PREPARE Arrival Guide & Travel tips here.
  • PREPARE pre-orientation Check-In
    Location: Townhouse Community Center
    Time: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
    Late Arrival Location: Wendy Purcell Lounge in Robert Purcell Community Center
    Time: 5:00-9:30 pm
  • Dinner at North Star Dining Hall
    Location: Appel Commons
    Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Casino Night, Billiards and Games
    Location: Robert Purcell Community Center (RPCC) on lst and 2nd Floor Lounges and the Billards Room
    Time: 8:30-10:30 pm

Tuesday—15 August 2017

  • Breakfast at North Star Dining Hall
    Location: Appel Commons
    Time: 8:00-9:15 am
  • Dean's Welcome
    Cultural adjustment, banking, residence life & other practical issues
    Location: Willard Straight Hall, Memorial Room
    Time: 9:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Bagged Picnic Lunch
    Time: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
  • Ithaca Mall Shopping Trip
  • Dinner at North Star Dining Hall
    Location: Appel Commons
    Time: 6:00 pm -7:30 pm
  • Sports Night
    Location: Soccer Fields near Appel (6:30-9:00 pm), Badmitton sand pits (6:30-9:00 pm), Helen Newman Bowling Alley (8:15 pm) and Appel Multipurpose Room (8:00 pm)
    Time: See above. Event ends at 10:30 pm

Wednesday—16 August 2017

  • Breakfast at North Star Dining Hall
    Location: Appel Commons
    Time: 8:00-9:15 am
  • ISSO Services
    Location: To Be Determined
    Time: 9:30-10:00 am
  • Safety Tips with Cornell Police
    Location: To Be Determined
    Time: 10:00-11:00 am
  • BBQ Picnic
    Location: Taughannock Falls State Park in Trumansburg
    Time: 11:30 am-5:30 pm
  • Dinner at North Star Dining Hall
    Location: Appel Commons
    Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Talent Show Group Song/Dance Rehearsal
    Location: Balch Hall Tatkon Center, Room 3330
    Time: 8:00-9:30 pm

Thursday—17 August 2017

  • Breakfast at North Star Dining Hall
    Location: Appel Commons
    Time: 8:00-9:15 am
  • Academic Experience Session
  • Overview of Freshman Writing Seminar
    Location: Klarman Hall Auditorium
    Time: 9:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Lunch
    Location: Trillium in Kennedy Hall
    Time: 12:00-1:45 pm
  • Health Care Session
    Location: Klarman Hall Auditorium
    Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
  • Problem Solving Workshop
    Location: Klarman Hall Auditorium
    Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
  • International Dinner and Talent Show
    Location: Hans Bethe House Dining Hall
    Time: 6:00 -10:30 pm

Friday—18 August 2017