Tompkins Cortland Community College

Success & Advising

Connections for New Students

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

Fall 2016 New Student Orientation will take place August 21-23, 2016. Welcome Week activities continue through August 31, 2016.

Fall 2016 courses begin on Wednesday, August 24. The TC3 Academic Calendar contains important dates for the semester, including deadlines.

Questions? Email 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 to all new students who have already attended START (Student Transition Advisement, Registration, and Testing) inlate July. Students attending START later in August will receive orientation information at their START appointment.

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.

Orientation Check-In will take place on Monday, August 22 from 9:15-9:45 a.m. at the BorgWarner MorseTEC Field House (located inside the Athletic Facility) on TC3's main campus in Dryden. At Orientation Check-in, new students will receive a TC3 bag, student planner, and more.

New Resident Students living on campus will move in to the Residence Halls on Sunday, August 21 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be a required floor meeting on Sunday evening. Resident student have required new student orientation activities to attend on Monday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 23 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Many TC3 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 Orientation schedule below is TENTATIVE and subject to change. Final schedule will be available in August 2016. Attendance at events marked with * required for new students living in the TC3 residence halls.

Sunday, August 21

9 a.m.–4 p.m. New Resident Students Move In (TC3 Residence Halls)*
10 a.m.–4 p.m. TC3 Offices Open (Enrollment Services, Bookstore, TC3 Card, etc.)
Noon–4 p.m. Open StrengthsQuest Computer Lab Time (for students who have not yet completed the StrengthsQuest inventory prior to coming to Orientation)
Evening TBD Residence Life Floor Meetings*
8–11 p.m.

Evening Event TBD (optional)

Monday, August 22

Schedule Coming Soon!  

Tuesday, August 23

Schedule Coming Soon!  

TC3 FYI – This session informs new students about important TC3 academic and student conduct policies. In this session you will learn about our TC3 community standards, including important information about academic integrity, student rights and responsibilities, and more.

Safety at TC3 -- TC3 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.

Our CommUNITY – This session will introduce TC3’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.

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.

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.

Welcome Week Activities


Schedule Coming Soon!