Orientation Schedule

Welcome Week Extended Orientation Activities 

For all new and transfer students

Fall 2018 Orientation and Welcome Week activities will begin August 19-22.

Sunday, August 19 | move-in day for new students living on campus.

Monday, August 20 | new Student Orientation for all new, transfer, and reinstated students (commuters, adults, and residents).

Tuesday, August 21 | additional Orientation activities required for students living on campus in the TC3 residence halls.

Fall 2018 courses begin on Wednesday, August 22. The Academic Calendar contains important dates for the semester, including deadlines.

Questions? Email orientation@tompkinscortland.edu or call 607.844.6580.

Parents, spouses, and other sponsors

In addition to activities for students there are programs for parents, spouses, and other sponsors.

Orientation and Welcome Week Schedule

Orientation information and a schedule of events was mailed in early August to all new students who have already attended START. Students who attend START later in August will receive orientation information at their START session.

Please note that the schedule below is tentative and all students will receive a final schedule with detailed information including session locations at check-in.

New Resident Students living on campus will move in to the Residence Halls on Sunday, August 19 between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. There will be required meetings to attend on Sunday evening. Resident students also have required Orientation activities to attend on Monday and Tuesday, August 20-21.

Orientation check-in will take place on Monday, August 20 from 9:30-9:45 a.m. in the Atrium of the Athletic Facility on the Tompkins Cortland main campus in Dryden.

Many College offices have extended open hours during Orientation and Welcome Week so student can take care of everything they need prior to the start of classes.

The following schedule is subject to change. Students will receive the final orientation schedule when they check in. Attendance at events marked with * required for new students living in the Tompkins Cortland residence halls.

Sunday, August 19

9 - 4 p.m. New Resident Student Move-In* Check in at your assigned Residence Hall Lobby
10 - 4 p.m. Offices Open - Take Care of Business! Main Building
noon - 1:30 p.m. OR
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Parent, Family, and Sponsor Orientation. For parents, family members, and sponsors of new students living in the residence halls. Forum, room 163
8 p.m. Residence Life Floor Meetings* Residence Halls
9 - 11 p.m. Orientation Evening Activity: Game Night Tompkins Cortland Connection


Monday, August 20

9 - 10 a.m. Parent, Family, and Sponsor Orientation. For parents, family members and sponsors of new commuter students Sprole Conference Room (room 204)
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Check-In* Get your schedule at check-in.
Arrive early to get a free Tompkins Cortland T-shirt!
Athletic Facility Atrium
10 a.m. College Welcome and New Student Convocation* Athletic Facility Gym
11 a.m. Academic Program and Advisor Meetings* Various Locations
noon - 1 p.m. Lunch TC3 Eatery
1 - 2:30 p.m. Commuter Student Orientation For commuter ages 18-23 living at home or in off-campus housing. Forum (room 163)

1 - 2:30 p.m.

Adult Student Orientation For students 24 and older, out of school 5 or more years, and students with children.

Student Center

1- 2 p.m. 

2- 4 p.m.          

Residential Student Orientation* For students living in campus housing.

One Love Workshop

Various Locations

Various Locations

4 - 5 p.m.
OR 5 - 6 p.m.
Pathways Orientation - Required for all new Pathways Scholarship Recipients Student Center
6:30- 9 p.m. Evening Activity: Open Recreation Athletic Facility
8 p.m. Welcome Back Bingo Student Center

Tuesday, August 21

9:45 a.m. Resident Students Orientation Check In* Athletics Atrium
10-11 a.m. Panther Welcome Zone Gym
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Welcome to Our Community*
Safety at TC3*
Your Health and Success *
Room Locations vary, sessions rotate
6:30- 9 p.m. Evening Activity - Open Recreation Athletic Facility
8 p.m. Evening Activity: Grocery Bingo Student Center

Wednesday, August 22

8 a.m. Fall Classes Begin! Various Locations
3-6 p.m. Campus Resource Fair TBD
9 p.m. Residential Hall Floor Meetings Residence Halls

Thursday, August 23

10 p.m. Evening Activity: Silent Rave Student Center

Friday, August 24

9 p.m. Evening Activity: Outdoor Movie The Avengers Grass Soccer/Softball Field

Saturday, August 25

10 a.m. Color Run Register in Student Activities

* Events marked with this symbol are required for new resident students living on campus.