Aside from campus food, of course, there are several elements to investigate to determine whether a college/university has not only what you want in order to be happy there, but what you NEED to be successful, healthy, and mobile. Check out these 10 resources available at Cornell!
1. Freshman transition/orientation programs
2. Learning support center
Our amazing Learning Strategies Center provides support, so that students can improve and excel academically.
3. Cultural organizations and other groups for interpersonal connection
There are 1200+ student-run organizations on campus, including multiple groups focused on students of different cultural backgrounds, hobbies, professional interests, and more.
4. Financial aid office
You will want to connect with the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment when you have questions about your financial aid package, work study, or anything else related to aid.
5. Campus health center
Cornell Health, our recently expanded, comprehensive campus healthcare center, provides health education, medical and mental health services, and has been recognized as a “flagship organization in college health” by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
6. Counseling services
College is a major life transition. At any point that a Cornellian needs someone to talk to, they can access Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) at Cornell Health or a peer-led counseling program called EARS (Empathy, Assistance and Referral Service). Additionally, Cornell Minds Matter is a student organization that promotes mental health awareness and hosts weekly activities and events to help students relieve stress.
7. Academic advising services
Faculty and peer advising happens within the undergraduate college or school that each Cornellian calls home. Combining this advising with the other pieces of Cornell’s extensive support network, our students have a serious toolbox of resources from which to draw as they pursue their academic endeavors.
8. Career development services
Career development begins in the first year here, and there are several layers of support to ensure you will be a successful intern and future employee. In addition to each college having its own career office, the university also has Cornell Career Services, which is open to all students.
9. Transportation options
Though Cornell first-years are allowed to bring cars to campus, there are many who don’t. There are multiple modes of transportation from the TCAT bus system that takes students around and off campus to the Coach USA Short Line Bus and Campus-to-Campus Bus Service to and from New York City.
10. Additional services and support you may need
Cornellians come from an astonishingly vast array of backgrounds, places, and experiences. Each incoming student has unique interests, goals, and needs. Whether you are amongst the first in your family to attend college, you are a student with a disability, or you want to conduct academic research, there are people and programs on campus to assist you.