Orientation Schedule

Welcome to the Tompkins Cortland Community! 

For All New and Transfer Students

  1. Pre-online New Student Orientation by Friday, January 19
  2. In-Person Orientation (Register here) on Saturday, January 20

Important dates

Friday, January 19: New Student Residential Move-In Day, noon-5 p.m. (check ins after 5 p.m. will need to call the RA on duty)
Saturday, January 20: In-person New Student Orientation, time TBD. New Student Residential Move-In resumes, 8 a.m.-noon (check ins after noon will need to call the RA on duty)
Sunday, January 21: Returning Student Move-In (any student requests related to move-in need to utilize the RA on duty)
Monday, January 22: First day of Classes
Wednesday, January 31: Get Connected Fair. Learn more about local resources and Tompkins Cortland clubs, activities, and student support services

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

Email orientation@tompkinscortland.eduwith questions or concerns.

Before New Student Orientation, you had an initial START meeting with an advisor to review your academic expectations and goals for the upcoming semester.Your next step towards college success is completing the Online Orientation Modules before In-Person Orientation. These modules are required for all new and transfer students to learn about our college resources and what Tompkins Cortland provides!


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.

Email orientation@tompkinscortland.edu with questions or concerns.  


Note: Be sure to check your course schedule and review the mode your classes will be!

Welcome Week Activities

New Student Orientation schedule

TC3 Card

You may obtain your TC3 Card by visiting the Card office located in Enrollment Services (Room 101, main campus).

If you would prefer, you can submit a photo via email and we will mail your ID Card to you.  If you choose to submit a photo by email, please refer to the guidelines listed below.

Please note, ID Cards will only be mailed to the address on file with the College.

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
  • 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.

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