August 17-20, 2020
Registration for Prepare 2020 is not yet available. Please check back in the spring for more details. Questions? Email us!
What is Prepare?
Prepare is the Office of Global Learning's pre-orientation program for incoming undergraduates. We encourage all new international undergrads to arrive in Ithaca before Cornell's new student orientation to attend Prepare.
Prepare gives you an early start on your Cornell experience. You'll learn about resources to help you settle in at Cornell and make friends from around the world. We can't wait to meet you!
Time to Adjust
University orientation for the entire first-year class begins at the end of the week before classes start. Prepare gives you a chance to recover from your jet lag before plunging into other orientation activities and academic tasks.You'll learn about the U.S. academic system, Cornell's student life and traditions, and campus opportunities for the international community. Prepare gives you a chance to ask questions and discuss issues with staff from across the university, including academic departments, health services, and campus police.
Meet Upper-Level International and U.S. Students
International and U.S. upperclassmen will be at Prepare sessions to answer all of your questions and give you the inside track on campus life.
Prepare is not all work and no play! The program includes fun social activities and time to explore campus and the Ithaca area. Join us for a smooth start to your Cornell career and the chance to make friends for a lifetime.