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Orientation for Graduate and Professional Students

Spring 2022 Orientation for Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Students

January 22, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET | Virtual only: Registrants will receive Zoom link

Register here by January 18!

We will cover a variety of topics of interest to international students, including:

  • United States immigration requirements
  • United States income tax
  • Health and safety at Cornell
  • Academic integrity
  • Wellness and inclusion
  • Adjusting to academic culture in the United States

Orientation for Graduate and Professional Students

Fall 2022 date will be announced in spring 2022

The international graduate and professional student orientation will take place in August 2022. The orientation covers a variety of topics: US immigration and tax, transitioning to a new academic culture, academic expectations, health and safety, and more.

A full recording of the Fall 2021 event is now available below. 

International Graduate and Professional Student Orientation Recording

Online resources:

  • Understanding Your Immigration Status
    • This is what new students must do when they first arrive
    • This is what all students must do to maintain their immigration status
    • What if I want to work for pay during my degree
  • Understanding the Basics of the US Tax System
  • Cornell Police: Resources for Safety


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