First-Year Orientation Schedule

Welcome to Cornell Engineering Orientation!

Fall 2020

Pre-Orientation Week - Monday, August 17th - Friday, August 21st

 

Monday, August 17th:

Welcome from the Dean

Welcome from the Associate Deans

Welcome from Engineering Advising

First-Year Student Academic Briefing

Hear from Engineering Advising regarding the academic advising services in the College (faculty advisors, professional staff academic advisors, and student peer advisors) and learn more about the first-year student Engineering Seminar (ENGRG 1050).  This is a pre-recorded presentation.

 

Supplemental Advising Videos

 

Virtual Tour of Engineering Quad and Buildings - https://www.engineering.cornell.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/student-experience/virtual-tour

 

Tuesday, August 18th:

Engineering Library Zoom Session - Video Recording

  • 10am-11am EDT

  • Join Jill Powell and Jeremy Cusker, Engineering Librarians, and learn about the Engineering Library at Cornell. In 2011 we merged our collection of almost 200,000 items with the Uris and Annex libraries but our space remains available (or at least it will in future semesters) and our services and our online resources are available to you. Uncover a vast amount of information available from all of Cornell’s - from wherever you are - including journals, books, patents, standards, specialized databases, and productivity tools. Cornell librarians will save you time by showing you research strategies. We can meet after the workshop for consultations via Zoom for any additional questions you may have. 

 

Orientation Week - Wednesday, August 26th - Friday, September 4th

 

Wednesday, August 26th:

Family Briefing Webinar - Video Recording

  • Time: 11am-12pm EDT

  • Join the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, the Associate Dean of Student Services, and College panelists to learn about the College of Engineering undergraduate program and student support resources.  Virtual webinar format with ample time for questions.

 

Thursday, August 27th:

Advising Webinar: A Conversation with the Engineering Advising Team - Video Recording

  • Time: 12pm-1pm EDT - Event Time Change as of 8/24/20

  • Join the professional staff academic advisors from Engineering Advising, as well as student peer advisors, to ask questions regarding the College advising model, support resources, the common curriculum, fall classes, and any other topics from the summer Canvas modules, the First-Year Student Academic Briefing, and the supplemental advising videos. Virtual webinar format with ample time for questions.

Health Careers Orientation

  • Time: 12pm-1:30pm EDT

  • This session will introduce incoming pre-health students from all colleges and majors to preparation, tools, and strategies for health careers, including human medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, and more. Learn about how pre-health advising works at Cornell and what you need to know to get started on the right foot. We’ll go over essential information as you explore and begin your pre-health path at Cornell. This session is for incoming first-year students interested in (or simply exploring) a health career.

 

Friday, August 28th:

Engineering Major Department Sessions:

  • Chemical Engineering Presentation and Q&A

    • Time: 9am-10am EDT

  • Computer Science Drop-In Hour
    • Time: 10am-11am EDT

  • Environmental Engineering Information Session and Drop-In
    • Time: 10am-11am EDT

 

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Drop-In Hour
    • Time: 11am-12pm EDT

  • Information Science, Systems, and Technology Zoom Session
  • Biological Engineering Information Session
    • Time: 1pm-2pm EDT

  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Information Session

    • Time: 1pm-2pm EDT

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Information Session

    • 2pm-3pm EDT

  • Mechanical Engineering Information Session with Q&A

    • 2pm-3pm EDT

  • Applied and Engineering Physics Zoom Session with Q&A
    • Time: 3pm-4pm EDT

  • Biomedical Engineering Information Session
    • Time: 3pm-4pm EDT

  • Materials Science and Engineering Information Session
    • Time: 4pm-5pm EDT

  • Operations Research and Engineering Information Session
    • Time: 4pm-5pm EDT

 

Choosing Your First Courses in Mathematics: MATH 1910 versus MATH 1920

  • Time: 1:15pm-2:15pm EDT

 

Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours with Engineering Advising

  • Time: 1pm-4pm EDT

 

Monday, August 31st:

Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours with Engineering Advising

  • Time: 9am-12pm EDT

 

Drop-ins with Engineering Orientation Assistants (OAs)

  • Time: 1pm-2pm EDT

 

Tuesday, September 1st:

Engineering Project Teams Q & A Session

  • Time: 10am-11am EDT

  • Cornell Engineering Student Project Teams mimic real-world engineering by bringing Cornell students, faculty, and staff together to solve complex problems in team-based settings. Project Teams provide students with a rich, multidisciplinary experience, working in diverse teams to tackle challenging, real-world problems. Many of our teams compete regionally, nationally, and internationally in engineering design and build competitions, others work with local and global community partners or develop open-source apps and data-driven solutions. And if you look below the surface, our teams include students who specialize in a huge variety of technical challenges but also business, fundraising, operations, and logistics. This is the largest program of its kind in the country and the fact that students can earn course credit for their participation makes this program particularly unique. Join Lauren Stulgis, Swanson Director of Student Project Teams, to learn more about the teams and opportunities for all Cornell students to get involved.

 

Study Abroad Information Session - Video Recording

  • Time: 11am-12pm EDT

  • Interested in studying abroad? It’s not too early to get the information you need to put your plans in motion!

 

Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours with Engineering Advising

  • Time: 1pm-4pm EDT

 

Wednesday, September 2nd:

First day of classes!

 

Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours with Engineering Advising

  • Time: 9am-11:30am and 12:30pm-3pm EDT

 

Thursday, September 3rd:

 

Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours with Engineering Advising

  • Time: 9am-11:30am and 12:30pm-3pm EDT

 

Friday, September 4th:

Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours with Engineering Advising

  • Time: 9am-11:30am and 12:30pm-3pm EDT