Welcome to ILR

So many choices, so much to learn
Cornell Campus
Thursday, August 25, 2016

The ILR School is welcoming 158 first-year students and 122 transfer students to campus as Orientation unfolds over the next few days and classes begin Tuesday.

So many choices, so much to learn, so little time.

Where to start?

Take a look at this ILR-produced webcast, which provides insight on everything from how to know which clubs to join to tapping into ILR Career Services and ILR Student Services.

A gorgeous day is in store, according to the weather outlook. After unpacking, you might want to check out gorges accessible by foot from campus.

Two natural swimming areas at the foot of beautiful waterfalls can be reached from campus by taking local bus service to Buttermilk Falls and Robert H. Treman State Parks. Click here for bus Route 22 fares and schedules.

As ILR leaders welcome parents to the school community with a 5 to 7 p.m. reception tonight (Friday) in the Harry Katz Courtyard, students might find time to peruse details on the Big Red swim test and meal plans at https://newstudents.cornell.edu/.

Need Orientation specifics? Go here for information on both Cornell and ILR-specific activities.

Events shaped for ILR students include the 10:30 a.m. Saturday Dean’s Welcome for students and their families in the Uris Hall auditorium.

At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, ILR students are invited to tour the Tatkon Center, designed for new students.

At 9 a.m. Monday, the new student orientation meeting for first-year and transfer students will be held in 305 Ives Hall.

Office of Student Services staff members will present information on the school’s curriculum, academic support services and course scheduling.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, orientations will be held at ILR’s Catherwood Library.

There and elsewhere, share pictures and text about your first days on campus to the hashtag #CornellWelcome. You can post directly to ILR’s Facebook page and be sure to follow our Instagram.

At 1:30 p.m. Monday, new students meet in 305 Ives Hall with their ILR peer mentors, who serve as orientation counselors through the first semester. Small group discussions will follow.

Tuesday, classes start and backpacks begin to fill with textbooks, so you might want to familiarize yourself with The Cornell Store.

Even if you don’t yet know West Campus from North Campus or Ives Hall East from Ives Hall West, know you are in the right place.

As one ILR student advises on the ILR welcome webcast, “trust the admissions process … you belong here.”