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Orientation Options

Welcome to Cornell!

The Office of Global Learning’s International Services team is here to help you settle in and find out what you need to know to succeed at Cornell. We offer several pre-orientation and orientation options for international students. We look forward to meeting you!

Prepare for Undergraduates

August 10-11 and 17-19

Registration for both in-person Prepare and virtual-only Prepare has now closed. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to take late registrations at this time. Prepare is the Office of Global Learning's pre-orientation program for incoming international undergraduates. You’ll learn about the U.S. academic system, Cornell's student life and traditions, and campus opportunities for the international community.Prepare 2021 will take place in August before the start of the Fall 2021 semester and Cornell's new student orientation. More information on Prepare will be available in late spring.

Orientation for Graduate and Professional Students

August 28, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET | Bailey Hall  

Register here by August 13! 

The international graduate and professional student orientation will take place in August. The orientation covers a variety of topics - US immigration law, transitioning to a new academic culture, academic expectations, sources of support, language barriers, health and safety, and more.

Next Up: Prepare