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Carol Tatkon Center

The Carol Tatkon Center is an intellectual, support, & resource center for first-year undergraduate students.

An integral part of Cornell's living-learning initiative, the Tat connects the academic core of Cornell with the residential center of first-year student life.

Conveniently situated in historic Balch Hall on north campus, and open more than 75 hours each week, it offers programs and services to ease the transition to Cornell, encourage student-faculty interaction, and support and inspire students throughout their first year.

At the Tatkon Center, first-year students can:

  • attend interesting programs with faculty ranging from film screenings to discussions about contemporary issues
  • ask the center's student staff members anything! They're well-seasoned Cornellians with loads of invaluable insider information
  • meet with your TA or student groups over a latte at Carol's Cafe
  • break the ice! Meet professors during our Coffee Houses
  • learn about academic opportunities, such as undergraduate research
  • attend study skills workshops or consult with the writing walk-in service
  • talk to a professional about adjusting to Cornell, relationship issues, family problems, sexual health concerns, or any problem, big or small
  • check out our different art exhibits
  • take advantage of the center's on-site laptop lending service or Net-Print

For more information, visit the Carol Tatkon Center website.


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