Tompkins Cortland Community College

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170 North St, P.O. Box 139, Dryden, NY 13053

Regular Hours

Monday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m
Thursday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m
Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m

Room 101
607.844.6580
607.844.6538 (fax)
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Connections for New Students

New Student Orientation and Welcome Week
For all new and transfer students

Fall 2017 New Student Orientation will take place August 20-22, 2017. Welcome Week activities continue through August 31, 2017.

Fall 2017 courses begin on Wednesday, August 23. The Academic Calendar contains important dates for the semester, including deadlines.

Questions? Email orientation@tompkinscortland.edu or call 607.844.8222, Ext. 4521.

Parents, spouses and other sponsors

In addition to activities for students there are programs for parents, spouses and other sponsors.

New Student Orientation Schedule

Orientation information and a schedule of events will be mailed in early August to all new students who have already attended START (Student Testing, Advising, Registration, and Transition). Students attending START later in August will receive orientation information at their START session.

Please note that the schedule below is tentative and all students will receive a final schedule with detailed information including session locations at Orientation Check-in.

New Resident Students living on campus will move in to the Residence Halls on Sunday, August 20 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be required orientation events to attend on Sunday evening. Resident students also have required new student orientation activities to attend on Monday, August 21 and Tuesday, August 22.

Orientation Check-In will take place on Monday, August 21 from 9:15-9:45 a.m. at the BorgWarner MorseTEC Field House in our Athletic Facility on the Tompkins Cortland main campus in Dryden.

Many College offices have extended open hours during Orientation and Welcome Week so that you can take care of everything you need prior to the start of classes.

The following schedule is subject to change. Students will receive the final orientation schedule when they check in on Monday, August 21. Attendance at events marked with * required for new students living in the Tompkins Cortland residence halls.

Sunday, August 20

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. New Resident Student Move-In* Check in at your assigned Residence Hall.
1 - 4 p.m. StrengthsQuest Open Lab Time If you haven’t already taken SQ, the computer lab will be open to take it during this time. Room 215B
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Parent, Family, and Sponsor Orientation. For parents, family members, and sponsors of new students living in the residence halls. Student Center
2 - 3:30 p.m. Parent, Family, and Sponsor Orientation. For parents, family members, and sponsors of new students living in the residence halls. Student Center
Evening TBD Residence Life Floor Meetings Residence Halls
9 - 11 p.m. Orientation Evening Activitity: TBD Tompkins Cortland Connection

The schedule for Monday, August 21 and Tuesday, August 22 is coming soon!

* Events marked with this symbol are required for new resident students living on campus.

Sample Orientation Programs you will attend are listed below:

StrengthsQuest and Your Success – Research indicates that investing more effort in your strengths, rather than your weaknesses, will produce significantly greater results. Find out your strengths using Gallup's StrengthsFinder® and start learning how to use those strengths for success in academics, career, and your personal life.

Your Health and Success – Staying healthy is important to your success as a college student. Learn about how five important health and wellness practices can impact your academic success and start your first semester on the right track.

Our CommUNITY – This session will introduce the College’s community value of diversity. The session will provide students active opportunities to better understand the strengths each of us brings to our community, and how these strengths and unique characteristics impact how we see, experience, and participate in the world around us.

Tompkins Cortland FYI – This session informs new students about important Tompkins Cortland academic and student conduct policies. In this session you will learn about our College's community standards, including important information about academic integrity, student rights and responsibilities, and more.

Safety at Tompkins Cortland – Tompkins Cortland prides itself on being a safe and supportive campus community. This session will also introduce students to important safety practices they should follow on and off campus, and will allow students to meet the Campus Police staff.

Welcome Week Activities coming soon!