Flowers in front of Duffield Hall

Insider's Guide for Incoming First-Year Students

There’s a lot to learn about the College of Engineering! At times, it seems as though the college is like a mini-city with its own language, social nuances, and unique ways of doing things. Recently, some of our engineering Peer Advisors developed a list of helpful hints designed to help newer engineering students get a jump-start on navigating the quad, signing up for classes, and getting a handle on the Cornell Engineering parlance.

Before you know it you’ll be the veteran engineering student who knows the Cornell Engineering terrain like the back of your hand—it will happen faster than you think! Until then, our students offer these tips to you.