New Student Orientation

Making Connections for Success

Your Orientation is just the beginning! Attending Welcome Week is integral to your success as a student, and the Welcome Week activities are designed to help you “get connected” to Tompkins Cortland. New on-campus resident students are required to attend many Welcome Week events; attendance is strongly recommended for all commuter students. During Welcome Week you will get the information you need and connect with the people at the College who can help you succeed. Welcome Week will also help you understand the beliefs and skills necessary for college success. You will have the opportunity to meet faculty in your academic program and to learn what they expect in the classroom.

Some activities are intended for all new students, while others are designed specifically for commuter students or residence life students. We also offer programs for specific student groups, including adult students, students taking online courses, veteran students, and more. All Welcome Week activities are free.

The detailed schedule of Welcome Week events can be found on the Welcome Week Schedule page. Please refer to the materials you received at Orientation to make sure you are prepared for the start of classes.

If you have questions about Orientation or Welcome Week, or need more information, please email or call 607.844.6580.