Transitions & Connections

Summer Program for New Students

Looking to meet other incoming and current Cornellians before coming to campus?

Transitions & Connections is a summer program that pairs small groups of new students with an upperclassman facilitator to make connections, build community, and ask questions about what it’s really like to live and learn at Cornell before classes start.

Hear about your facilitator’s experiences, learn about campus resources, ask all the questions about transitioning to Cornell you didn’t know you had, and get to know other incoming students.

The program consists of four, weekly 50-minute virtual meetings throughout the month of July and an ice cream social event during orientation. 

Sign up by June 30, 2023, to be matched with a group of incoming students and an upperclassman facilitator. 

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This program is limited to incoming first-year and transfer undergraduate students.

Please contact with any questions.

Here's what some of our summer 2021 participants had to say about the program: