This page gives important information for fall arrivals. Visit our page for new undergraduate students arriving in January 2019 here.
There are only three things you must do on Opening Day (Friday, August 17). You’ll have plenty of time to do each, and you do not need to complete numbers 1 and 2 in order. In fact, if you have a 2:00-5:00pm move-in time block, we recommend that you attend New Student Check-In before you move in to your residence.
Most important … relax, and have fun! Lots of staff members and volunteers will be on hand to help guide you to the right place and answer any questions you have.
Check in to your residence and move in to your room
Move in during your designated time block (exceptions: residents of 112 Edgemoor and Schuyler House may move in at any time between 8:00am and 5:00pm). Remember to print out your unloading permit ahead of time and display it on your dashboard once you get to campus. Unloading permits will be available to download and print from the New Students To-Do List beginning August 1.
Move-in timeslots are as follows:
If your last name begins with Move in between the hours of
You may park temporarily in front of your building for 20 minutes while you unload your car. A licensed driver must stay with the vehicle at all times. Welcome Volunteers will be on hand to help you unload and bring your belongings to your room.
After you unload your car, you will be directed to a longer term parking area. You may then return to your room to unpack your belongings, attend New Student Check-In, explore campus, or eat in one of Cornell Dining's eateries.
Go to New Student Check-In at Barton Hall
You are required to attend New Student Check-In on August 17, any time between 8:00am and 4:00pm, to pick up your Cornell ID card. You may attend Check-In before or after moving in to your residence. If you have been assigned a 2:00-5:00pm move-in time block, please plan to go to Check-In before moving in.
You may park in A Lot on North Campus and walk down to Barton Hall, or take the free shuttle bus.
In addition to picking up your Cornell ID card at Barton Hall, you can:
Attend your Resident Advisor (RA) and Orientation Leader (OL) meetings Friday night
Meetings take place in your building on so you can get to know your residential staff and other students.