Students return for 2018-19 school year

The 2018-19 school year is just around the corner and soon campus will begin filling with students ready to take on the new year.

“We’re so excited to welcome everyone to campus,” said Director of Residence Life Steven Strope. “Faculty and staff have been working hard all summer to get everything ready, and we have a lot of great things planned for the start of the year. Whether it’s your first time living on the Hilltop or you’re preparing for your final move-in day, we hope everyone has a safe trip, and we can’t wait to see you on your check-in day.”

Students involved in fall sports move in on Aug. 10, 17, and 19. Athletes can check-in at the Thomas Commons on their assigned day.  

New Student Orientation (NSO) for first-year students begins on Wednesday, Aug. 22. It’s a tradition for athletes who are already on campus to help first-year students move into their residence halls. A family schedule and a move-in day map are available for that first day. Students watch as speakers welcome them to campus.

The Cornell community is welcome to attend New Student Convocation at 4 p.m. on Aug. 22, which will be held outside of College Hall (rain location: King Chapel) to mark the official beginning of the students’ Cornell experience.

Transfer students move in for their orientation program on Friday, Aug. 24. Students will be in a group with other transfer students and will partake in several activities which will help them learn more about Cornell and the experiences they can anticipate having on campus.

The Intercultural Life Office is ready to welcome students for the International Student Orientation and Each One Teach One programs.

New International students begin arriving on campus Aug. 15–16 and will begin International Student Orientation (ISO) on Aug. 17. The Office of Intercultural Life will provide successful strategies to navigate course curriculum and extracurricular activities. Students will be exposed to the Cornell College and Mount Vernon community and the many programs and opportunities available for them.

Each One Teach One (EOTO) students arrive and begin activities on campus Aug. 17. The goal of Each One Teach One is to acquaint new students of color with the resources available to them at Cornell and connect them to other students and organizations on campus.

The school year begins a week earlier than normal this year because of Cornell’s inclusion of a Fall Break into the block calendar, which will take place Nov. 15–25.