Orientation Schedule

For all new and transfer students

Spring 2019 Orientation and Welcome Week activities will begin January 21 - 22, 2019.

Monday, January 21 | Move-in day for new students living on campus, Resident Student Orientation

Tuesday, January 22 | New Student Orientation for all new, transfer, and reinstated students (commuters, adults, and residents):

Spring 2019 courses begin on Wednesday, January 23. 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 Family Supporters or 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 will be mailed in early January to all new students who have already attended START. Students who attend START later in January 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 Monday, January 21 between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. There will be required Resident Student Orientation to attend on Monday evening from 4 - 8 p.m. Resident students also have required Orientation activities to attend on Tuesday, January 22.

Orientation check-in will take place on Tuesday, January 22 from 8:30-9:00 a.m. at the Forum (Room 163) on the Tompkins Cortland main campus in Dryden.

Many College offices have extended open hours during Orientation and Welcome Week so students 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.

Monday, January 21

9 - 4 p.m. New Resident Student Move-In* Check in at the Residence Life Office in Tioga Hall (C Building)
9 - 4 p.m. Enrollment Services Center and Bookstore Open - Take Care of Business! Room 101 and 104
2 - 3 p.m.
Parent, Family, and Sponsor Orientation. For parents, family members, and sponsors of new students living in the residence halls. Forum, room 163
4 - 8 p.m. Residence Life Orientation Forum, room 163
9 - 11 p.m. Orientation Evening Activity: Game Night Tompkins Cortland Connection


Tuesday, January 22         

8:30 - 9 a.m. Check - In* Get your schedule at check - in.

Arrive early to get a free Tompkins Cortland T- shirt!

Forum, room 163
9 a.m. College Welcome and New Student Convocation* Forum, room 163
11:30 a.m. -
12:30 p.m.
Academic Program and Advisor Meetings* Forum, room 163
12:30 - 1 p.m.  Lunch Forum, room 163
1 - 2:30 p.m.

Commuter Student Orientation

For commuter ages 18 - 23 living at home or in off - campus housing.

Student Center
1 - 2:30 p.m. Adult Student Orientation For students 24 and older, out of school 5 or more
years, and students with children
Forum (room 163)
1 - 2:30 p.m. Residential Student One Love Workshop*  Sprole, room 204


2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
OR 5 - 6 p.m.

Pathways Orientation - Required for all new Pathways Scholarship Recipients


Student Center


8 p.m. Evening Activity: TBD Student Center

Wednesday, January 23 

8 a.m. Spring Classes Begin!  Various Locations
9 p.m.  Residential Hall Floor Meetings  Residence Halls

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