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All in-person summer programs or activities (e.g., summer classes, conferences and events) have been moved online or cancelled. During the fall semester, in-person concerts, events and lectures that involve outside guests will not be held, per the university’s COVID-19 travel and visitor policy (PDF).

International Graduate and Professional Student Orientation

Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 8:30am to 10:30am

Virtual Event

The Office of Global Learning would like to invite all new international students to this year’s virtual International Graduate and Professional Student Orientation. This orientation will provide essential immigration and legal information, guidelines on health and safety, Office of Global Learning services and programs and tips for academic success. Included on the agenda is a panel discussion addressing such topics as transitioning to a new academic culture, academic expectations and ethical concerns at Cornell, tips for developing a relationship with your faculty advisor, language barriers and other issues.   

Registration is required for this event. Please register for the orientation here:


Students with Spouses: In addition to the orientation, we will be holding a session on Student with Spouses on Sunday, August 30 from 8:30 am to 9:45 am EDT. This session will feature a panel of spouse volunteers who will talk about their experiences and the challenges and solutions they found come with being the spouse of a Cornell student. Topics will be guided by the participants, but might include volunteer opportunities, spouse support organizations, childcare issues and healthcare

Register for the Students with Spouses session here:


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