Making Connections for Success
Your START appointment is just the beginning! Attendance at New Student Orientation is integral to your success as a student. We also recommend participating in the Welcome Week activities designed to help you “get connected” to Tompkins Cortland. New on-campus resident students are required to attend many orientation events; attendance is strongly recommended for all commuter students. At orientation you will get the information you need and connect with the people at the College who can help you succeed. Orientation will also help you understand the beliefs and skills necessary for college success. You will have the opportunity to meet faculty in your academic program and to learn what they expect in the classroom.
Some orientation activities are intended for all new students, while other are designed specifically for commuter students or residence life students. We also offer programs for specific student groups, including adult students, students taking online courses, veteran students, and more. All orientation activities are free.
The detailed schedule of Orientation events can be found on the orientation schedule page. Please make sure you are ready for the start of the semester by completing all steps on the checklist from your Academic Planning Guide that you received at START prior to the start of classes.
If you have questions about Orientation or need more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607.844.8222, Ext. 4521.