This page gives important information for fall arrivals. Visit our page for new undergraduate students arriving in January 2020 here.
Cornell is transforming the new student move-in and check-in processes. This page will be updated with additional important information by mid-June.
To ensure a safe and efficient move-in experience, new students will be assigned a move-in appointment (date and time) during one of the following days:
Friday, August 23, 2019; 8am-5pm
Saturday, August 24, 2019; 7am-1pm
Students will be notified of their individually assigned move-in date and timeslot after housing assignments are released in mid-June. Adhering to your assigned timeslot will allow us to provide the best possible move-in experience. All new student are welcome to participate in programs that take place on Friday, and the University-wide Orientation will begin with New Student Convocation at 2pm on Saturday.
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 on your assigned day and during your assigned timeslot. You'll be provided information on how to secure your unloading permit later this summer. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you unload your belongings. A licensed driver must remain with your vehicle at all times.
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 welcome events, explore campus, or eat in one of Cornell Dining's eateries.
Attend your Resident Advisor (RA) and Orientation Leader (OL) meetings
Meetings take place in your building on so you can get to know your residential staff and other students.