Orientation Schedule

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Welcome to the Tompkins Cortland Community! 

For All New and Transfer Students

Complete the Online New Student Orientation - Due by Friday, August 23

In-Person sign up for Orientation - sign up on campus on Saturday, August 24

Move-in Day for Resident Students

If you have questions about moving into the residence halls, call or email the Residence Life Office at 607.844.6589 or residentiallife@tompkinscortland.edu.

Parents & Families Activities

Saturday, August 24

Parents and families are encouraged to attend these events in our Athletics facility with their student. Students with children are welcome to bring them along, too! 

  • Resource Fair (11am-12:25pm) | Opportunity to connect with college and community resources.
  • Convocation: (12:30pm-1:00pm) | Welcome from College President, Provost, and Student Trustee
  • Parent & Family Session: (2:45pm-3:15pm) | Join college staff for a Q and A style panel.
  • Community BBQ: (4:45pm) | New students, faculty and staff, and families are invited to a free barbecue to end the day outside the cafeteria. Email orientation@tompkinscortland.edu with questions or concerns.

Important Dates

While Orientation is primarily for new students, all students are invited to join Orientation Week Activities!

Friday, August 23

  • New Student Residential Move-In (noon-5 p.m.)

Saturday, August 24

  • New Student Residential Move-In (8 a.m.- noon)
  • In-person New Student Orientation - required for all students (11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

Sunday, August 25

  • Returning Student Residential Move-In Day (Time TBD)
  • New Student Orientation Day 2required for resident students (Time TBD)

Monday, August 26

  • First day of Classes

Wednesday, September 4

  • Get Connected Fair | Learn more about local resources and Tompkins Cortland clubs, activities, and student support services

Email orientation@tompkinscortland.edu with questions or concerns.