First-Year Orientation

Welcome to Cornell Engineering Orientation!

Throughout Orientation:

Supplemental Advising Videos

Virtual Tour of Engineering Quad and Buildings

Thursday, August 19th:

Family Briefing

Time: 10am-11:30am

Location: Phillips 101

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.  

Resource Hour for First to Attend College Students and Families

Time: 11:30am-12:30pm

Location: Duffield Atrium

“First to Attend College” students and their families are invited to meet with staff from Engineering Advising and Diversity Programs in Engineering.  Visit our table in Duffield Atrium after the Family Briefing.  We look forward to meeting you and answering your questions!

Friday, August 20th:

Family Briefing

Time: 2:30pm-4pm

Location: Phillips 101

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.  

Resource Hour for First to Attend College Students and Families

Time: 4pm-5pm

Location: Duffield Atrium

“First to Attend College” students and their families are invited to meet with staff from Engineering Advising and Diversity Programs in Engineering.  Visit our table in Duffield Atrium after the Family Briefing.  We look forward to meeting you and answering your questions!

Saturday, August 21st:

Family Briefing

Time: 12pm-1:30pm

Location: Phillips 101

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.  

Resource Hour for First to Attend College Students and Families

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Location: Duffield Atrium

“First to Attend College” students and their families are invited to meet with staff from Engineering Advising and Diversity Programs in Engineering.  Visit our table in Duffield Atrium after the Family Briefing.  We look forward to meeting you and answering your questions!

Sunday, August 22nd:

Engineering MATH CASE

MATH 1910 – Calculus for Engineers and/or MATH 1920 – Multivariable Calculus for Engineers

Time: 8am-10am

Location: 155 Olin Hall

Students MUST register for one or both exams at https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0j54buoJLs3yQKO by Thursday, August 19th at 5:00pm ET.

Monday, August 23rd:

First-Year Student Advising Briefings

Times and Locations: 

Students must attend this event at their assigned times as per the first letter of their last name.           

Last Names A-CMeet 9am-10:30am155 Olin Hall
Last Names D-FMeet 11am-12:30pm155 Olin Hall
Last Names G-HMeet 9am-10:30amB14 Hollister Hall
Last Names I-JMeet 11am-12:30pmB14 Hollister Hall
Last Names K-LMeet 9am-10:30am255 Olin Hall
Last Names M-PMeet 11am-12:30pm255 Olin Hall
Last Names Q-SMeet 9am-10:30am101 Phillips Hall
Last Names T-ZMeet 11am-12:30pm101 Phillips Hall

It is critical that students attend this event as this is also when they will learn of their faculty advisor and where to meet their faculty advisor on Tuesday, August 24th for their group meeting.

Hear from Engineering Advising regarding the academic advising services in the College (faculty advisors, professional staff academic advisors, and student peer advisors), the first-year student Engineering Seminar (ENGRG 1050), academic support resources, and academic policies.

Tuesday, August 24th:

Group meetings with First-Year Faculty Advisors and their ENGRG 1050 class advisees

Various times and locations between 9am-3pm

Students will learn of their time and location for their group meeting with their faculty advisor during the First-Year Student Advising Briefing on Monday, August 23rd.  It is critical that students attend the First-Year Student Briefing on Monday.

Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours with Engineering Advising

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

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Drop-in via Zoom for quick questions regarding your fall class schedule.  These drop-ins will be offered by alphabetical cohort:

Students with last names A – F with Freddie Salley

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93805810163?pwd=bE56YWNPTzdhTmxEMm1reldyZnVWZz09

Students with last names G – J with Liane Fitzgerald  

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/96881161189?pwd=Rk44bWNlV2ZZMmVqeHIyZ3BOWFNZdz09

Students with last names K – P with Benjamin Martin

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/94139541987?pwd=emRqSFRJUHZYTTBYbjVvTUNlZ2xPdz09

Students with last names Q – Z with Ryan DeLany

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/97756909811?pwd=TFBFeEUxVHNGUENEeWRmOC95dzNoUT09

Pre-health Information Session

Time: 4pm-5pm

Virtual session: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93097389524?pwd=d3J3T1dGSElLcWdGT2lub29PZ1lsQT09

This session will introduce incoming engineering students to the pre-health track.  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.

Wednesday, August 25th:

Engineering Library Open House

Time: 9am-11am

Location: Carpenter Hall First Floor

Did you know there are 16 libraries on campus with world-class collections? They also have reserve books, laptop loans, plotters, computer programs, and reservable group study spaces of interest to engineering students. Jill Powell, Engineering Librarian, will meet students in Carpenter Hall and discuss research skills that will be valuable throughout your career, including finding journal articles, conference papers, books, standards, and patents.  Carpenter Hall is available for computing, consultations, and study. Contact engrref@cornell.edu.

Engineering Project Teams Q & A Session

Time: 10am-11am

Location: Phillips 101

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.

Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours with Engineering Advising

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

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Drop-in via Zoom for quick questions regarding your fall class schedule.  These drop-ins will be offered by alphabetical cohort:

Students with last names A – F with Freddie Salley

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93805810163?pwd=bE56YWNPTzdhTmxEMm1reldyZnVWZz09

Students with last names G – J with Liane Fitzgerald  

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/96881161189?pwd=Rk44bWNlV2ZZMmVqeHIyZ3BOWFNZdz09

Students with last names K – P with Benjamin Martin

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/94139541987?pwd=emRqSFRJUHZYTTBYbjVvTUNlZ2xPdz09

Students with last names Q – Z with Ryan DeLany

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/97756909811?pwd=TFBFeEUxVHNGUENEeWRmOC95dzNoUT09

New Student Convocation

Time: 4pm-5pm

Location: Schoelkopf Field

New Student Convocation will be for both the Class of 2024 and the Class of 2025!

Thursday, August 26th:

First day of classes!

Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours with Engineering Advising

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

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Drop-in via Zoom for quick questions regarding your fall class schedule.  These drop-ins will be offered by alphabetical cohort:

Students with last names A – F with Freddie Salley

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93805810163?pwd=bE56YWNPTzdhTmxEMm1reldyZnVWZz09

Students with last names G – J with Liane Fitzgerald  

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/96881161189?pwd=Rk44bWNlV2ZZMmVqeHIyZ3BOWFNZdz09

Students with last names K – P with Benjamin Martin

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/94139541987?pwd=emRqSFRJUHZYTTBYbjVvTUNlZ2xPdz09

Students with last names Q – Z with Ryan DeLany

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/97756909811?pwd=TFBFeEUxVHNGUENEeWRmOC95dzNoUT09

Friday, August 27th:

Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours with Engineering Advising

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

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Drop-in via Zoom for quick questions regarding your fall class schedule.  These drop-ins will be offered by alphabetical cohort:

Students with last names A – F with Freddie Salley

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93805810163?pwd=bE56YWNPTzdhTmxEMm1reldyZnVWZz09

Students with last names G – J with Liane Fitzgerald  

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/96881161189?pwd=Rk44bWNlV2ZZMmVqeHIyZ3BOWFNZdz09

Students with last names K – P with Benjamin Martin

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/94139541987?pwd=emRqSFRJUHZYTTBYbjVvTUNlZ2xPdz09

Students with last names Q – Z with Ryan DeLany

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/97756909811?pwd=TFBFeEUxVHNGUENEeWRmOC95dzNoUT09