Please fill in the form below to register to join a team to attend the Orientation events on Tuesday, August 23. 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 continuing 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.
The workshops you will attend as part of your team experience include:
Team Meetings – 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.
StrengthsQuest and Your Success – Research indicates that investing more effort in your strengths, rather than your weaknesses, will produce significantly better results. Learn more about how you can use your top five strengths (from Gallup's StrengthsFinder®) to promote success in academics, your future career, and in your personal life.
Tompkins Cortland FYI – This session informs new students about important academic and student conduct policies. In this session you will learn about our Tompkins Cortland community standards, including important information about academic integrity, student rights and responsibilities, and more.
Safety at Tompkins Cortland -- The College 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.
Our CommUNITY – This session will introduce Tompkins Cortland’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.
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.
Prior to attending the StrengthsQuest session, students must have completed the StrengthsFinder assessment online through myINFO. StrengthsQuest must be completed by Friday, August 19. For instructions on how to complete StrengthsQuest, see the StrengthsQuest page.