Transfer Student Orientation

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


Supplemental Advising Videos


Virtual Tour of Engineering Quad and Buildings -


Tuesday, August 18th:

Engineering Library Zoom Session

  • 10am-11am EDT - Video Recording

  • 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


Thursday, August 27th:

Transfer Student Session - Video Recording

  • Time: 9am-10am EDT

  • Join faculty and students from various engineering majors, as well as student services staff, to ask questions regarding major curriculum, transfer credit, support resources, fall classes, and much more. 


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!


Wednesday, September 2nd:

First day of classes!