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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

Fall 2022 dates will be announced in late spring 2022

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 2022 will take place in August, the week before the start of Cornell's new student orientation.

Orientation for Graduate and Professional Students

Fall 2022 date will be announced in late spring 2022

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

Spring 2023 Orientation for Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Students

Spring 2023 date will be announced in fall 2022

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

Next Up: Prepare