Orientation Schedule

Classes begin on August 31, 2020.

For All New and Transfer Students

Online New Student Orientation is required for all new and transfer students. Orientation will be completely online and can be completed at your own pace. Modules should be completed by September 4, 2020.

Online New Student Orientation 

For ALL Returning Students

You do not have to complete the New Student Orientation Module, however you should view the COVID-19 Information Module.

COVID-19 Information Module 

Welcome Week Activities



Move-In Day for Resident Students

Resident Student Move In: Saturday, August 29, 2020 | 8 a.m.  12 p.m.

*All resident students must be tested for COVID-19 before moving into their room. Register for your COVID test time BEFORE ARRIVING to campus.

Resident students’ TC3 Cards will be available during move in. Please submit your photo at least one week before your scheduled move in to allow card processing.

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.

TC3 Card

The TC3 Card Office is following all campus safety guidelines regarding the reopening of campus.

NO PHOTOS will be taken for ID Cards in the Card Office.  

To obtain your new TC3card:

  • For a new card, submit your picture via email from your TC3 email account.
  • Email tc3card@tompkinscortland.edu
  • Include your name and TC3 ID number.

Photo Requirements:

  • Plain light color background
  • Must be in color
  • Recent (no older than 6 months)
  • JPEG (JPG) file format, less than 1 MB in size If your picture is too big, use the Pic Resize website to adjust your photo
  • Portrait style, eyes to camera, head-centered with extra space on all sides
COVID 19 Social Distancing Poster
  • NO other people, hats, profile shots, sunglasses, gestures, or face coverings allowed
  • Only photos emailed from a TC3 account will be accepted.
  • Photos that do not meet these requirements will not be processed. 
  • If your photo was not accepted, you will be notified via email.

Be sure you like your photo. There is a $10 fee for a replacement Student ID/Dining Card.

Receiving your TC3card:
Commuter students may pick up their card in the Card Office beginning the first day of classes.
Resident students’ cards will be available during move in.  Please submit your photo at least one week before your scheduled move in to allow card processing.

Remember, the Academic Calendar contains important dates for the semester, including deadlines.

Questions? Email orientation@tompkinscortland.edu