Please fill in the form below to register to join a team to attend the Orientation events on Tuesday, August 22. Joining an Orientation Team is required for all new commuter students ages 18-23 years old who live in off-campus housing (including College Suites). Joining an Orientation Team is strongly recommended for all new, commuter students who are between 18-23 years old and will be commuting from home where they live with their family.
Commuter students will be placed on a team with other new students. Your small group will get to know one another, work with current students who are part of the Panther Welcome Crew (the College’s Orientation Leaders), and attend a series of workshops to learn information vital to your success as a Tompkins Cortland student. Making connections early with fellow students, faculty, and staff, will help you succeed.
You’ll start your day with a Team Meeting where you will meet with your small group to learn about life at Tompkins Cortland from current students. Learn tips for academic success, getting involved, and making the most of your college experience from members of our Panther Welcome Crew, current Tompkins Cortland students who will lead you through the orientation events. Meet and get to know fellow students, make connections to campus resources, and get the information you need to start your semester strong. You will attend several other fun activities and workshops throughout the day. Team activities will go from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22.
Prior to attending the Orientation Team activities, students should complete the StrengthsFinder inventory online through myINFO. StrengthsQuest must be completed by Friday, August 18. For instructions on how to complete StrengthsQuest, see the StrengthsQuest page.