Tompkins Cortland Community College

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170 North St, P.O. Box 139, Dryden, NY 13053

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8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
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9 a.m.–4 p.m
8:30 a.m.–4 p.m

Room 101
607.844.6538 (fax)
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Connections for New Students

New Student Orientation and Welcome Week
For all new and transfer students

Spring 2017 New Student Orientation will take place January 23-24, 2017. Welcome Week activities continue through February 2, 2017.

Spring 2017 courses begin on Wednesday, January 25. The Academic Calendar contains important dates for the semester, including deadlines.

Questions? Email or call 607.844.8222, Ext. 4521.

Parents, spouses and other sponsors

In addition to activities for students there are programs for parents, spouses and other sponsors.

New Student Orientation Schedule

Orientation information and a schedule of events will be mailed in early January to all new students who have already attended START (Student Testing, Advising, Registration, and Transition). Students attending START later in January will receive orientation information at their START session. Students can also download the orientation material.

Please note that the schedule below is tentative and all students will receive a final schedule with detailed information including session locations at Orientation Check-in.

New Resident Students living on campus will move in to the Residence Halls on Monday, January 23 between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be required orientation events to attend on Monday afternoon and evening that begin at 2 p.m.. Resident students have required new student orientation activities to attend on Monday, January 23 from 2-8 pm. and Tuesday, January 24 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Orientation Check-In will take place on Tuesday, January 24 from 9:15-9:45 a.m. at the Forum (room 163)on the Tompkins Cortland main campus in Dryden. At Orientation Check-in, new students will receive a Tompkins Cortland bag, student planner, and more.

Many College offices have extended open hours during Orientation and Welcome Week so that you can take care of everything you 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 on Monday or Tuesday, January 23-24. Attendance at events marked with * required for new students living in the Tompkins Cortland residence halls.

Monday, January 23

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. New Resident Student Move-In* Check in at Tioga Hall. Move in to your Residence Hall.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. StrengthsQuest Open Lab Time If you haven’t already taken SQ, the computer lab will be open to take it during this time. Room 215B
12:30 - 2 p.m. Parent, Family, and Sponsor Orientation. For parents, family members & sponsors of new students living in the residence halls.s Tompkins Cortland Connection (Between Tompkins & Cortland Halls)
2 - 2:15 p.m. Orientation Check-In* (Resident Students Only) Student Center
2:15 p.m. Welcome and Overview of Orientation* Student Center
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. StrengthsQuest and your Success* Student Center
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Your Health and Success* Student Center
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Orientation Team Meeting* Student Center
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Orientation Dinner* Forum, Room 163
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Residence Life Orientation* Forum, Room 163
9 - 11 p.m. Orientation Evening Activity: Game Night Tompkins Cortland Connection

Tuesday, January 24

8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Adult Student Check-In Student Center
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Adult Student Orientation (ages 24 and up, out of school 5 or more years) Panther Den in the Student Center
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Orientation Check-In* For all new students (adults, residents, and commuters) Forum, Room 163
9:45 - 11 a.m. Parent, Family, and Sponsor Orientation. For parents, family members & sponsors of new students who will be commuting to campus Room 147A
9:45 - 10 a.m. Orientation Welcome* Forum, Room 163
10 - 11 a.m. Welcome to Our CommUNITY* Forum, Room 163
11 a.m. - Noon Tompkins Cortland FYI and Safety at Tompkins Cortland* Forum, Room 163
12:15 - 1 p.m. Academic Program Meetings* Various Classrooms
1 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch* Forum, Room 163
1 - 1:45 p.m. Campus Resource Fair (during lunch) Forum, Room 163
2 - 3 p.m. Student Success Workshops and Special Population Orientation Various Classrooms
3 - 4 p.m. Student Success Workshops and Special Population Orientation Various Classrooms
5 - 7 p.m. Dinner Eatery
6 - 8 p.m. Grocery Bingo Forum (Room 163)
6 - 9 p.m. Orientation Evening Activity: Open Recreation Field House and Gym

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

StrengthsQuest and Your Success – Research indicates that investing more effort in your strengths, rather than your weaknesses, will produce significantly greater results. Find out your strengths using Gallup's StrengthsFinder® and start learning how to use those strengths for success in academics, career, and your personal life.

Your Health and Success – Staying healthy is important to your success as a college student. Learn about how five important health and wellness practices can impact your academic success and start your first semester on the right track.

Our CommUNITY – This session will introduce the College’s community value of diversity. The session will provide students active opportunities to better understand the strengths each of us brings to our community, and how these strengths and unique characteristics impact how we see, experience, and participate in the world around us.

Tompkins Cortland FYI – This session informs new students about important Tompkins Cortland academic and student conduct policies. In this session you will learn about our College's community standards, including important information about academic integrity, student rights and responsibilities, and more.

Safety at Tompkins Cortland – Tompkins Cortland prides itself on being a safe and supportive campus community. This session will also introduce students to important safety practices they should follow on and off campus, and will allow students to meet the Campus Police staff.

Welcome Week Activities

Wednesday, 1/25 All day First Day of Spring Classes
  5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Women's and Men's Basketball Games
  10 p.m. - midnight Movie Night
Thursday, 1/26 Noon Let's Talk about Sex, Baby!
Friday, 1/27 Noon SGA (Student Government Association) Information Meeting and Hot Chocolate Bar
Saturday, 1/28 8 - 10 p.m. Video Game Tournament
Sunday, 1/29 8 - 10 p.m. Pro Bowl
Thursday, 2/2 3 - 5 p.m. Get Connected Fair
Friday, 2/3 8 p.m. Movie Night