Welcome to Cornell!

Fireworks over Cornell Campus with Cayuga Lake in background


Congratulations on your admission to Cornell University!

You're joining a collaborative and diverse community that spans the globe. You’ll have the opportunity to work with renowned faculty, get hands-on experience through research opportunities, and create friendships to last a lifetime. Make sure to submit your Enrollment Response Form and $400 nonrefundable enrollment deposit by May 1, 2024.

Students Cheering

Participate in Virtual Events & Visit our Ithaca Campus

The Undergraduate Admissions Office and Cornell’s colleges and schools will offer virtual welcome sessions, panel presentations, roundtable events and more throughout April. Cornell Days —our one-day visit program in Ithaca, NY—will be offered on Saturday, April 13, Sunday, 14, and Sunday, April 21. The program includes a chance to connect with your college or school, tour campus, and enjoy lunch in one of our many Cornell Dining eateries.

Register for April Events



CUontheHill is our admitted student community, where our newest Cornellians can connect with future classmates, register for admitted student events, and explore the resources and opportunities that await you at Cornell. Once you join CUontheHill via email invitation, you can claim your free t-shirt! 


Upcoming Milestones & Events

Prepare for these important dates on your journey to Cornell and explore our FAQs. After committing to Cornell, you will get information about next steps.  

Date Event
April 13, 14, & 21
Attend Cornell Days, an in-person visit opportunity for admitted students
May 1
Reply to your offer of admission via your Application Status Page
June 2
August 19 & 20
New students move-in & families attend in-person Family Orientation
August 19-25

Families' Link

Are you a parent or family member of an admitted student? Be sure to visit the family page for more information on supporting your student

Parents & Families of Admitted Students

Admitted Student Resources

Financial Aid

Get answers to your questions, learn about the types of aid we offer, and connect with a financial aid counselor.

Belonging & Support Services

Explore identity-based resources and learn about the support available to students campus-wide.

Health & Wellness

Discover programs to support our students’ health and well-being and ensure that life at Cornell is accessible, equitable, and inclusive of individuals with disabilities.

Residential Life

Read up on first-year housing options and discover the living and learning community you’ll find in our residence halls and program houses.

Get Involved

At Cornell, there are many ways to find your community and explore interests outside of the classroom. Get started by checking out our club and intramural sports programs, more than 1,000 student organizations, service opportunities, and more.

Get Your Cornell Gear

It's time to rep Big Red! The Cornell Store has you covered on your school spirit needs. 

We're here to help!

You can always reach out by email at admissions@cornell.edu or by phone at 607-255-5241. Our staff is available Monday-Friday, from 8:00am-4:30pm Eastern Time.