Stuff students need to know upon arriving at Cornell

Someone sent me a note saying I should provide information to students upon their arrival, for example the information about assistantships I just posted.

 

I am trying to use the blog for this purpose, which means that I want the blog to have the key information about field-related matters students need when they arrive, and I want to be able to say “go read the blog” when students arrive.

 

To this end, if you have suggestions for things you wish you had been told upon your arrival, or key information that you need to know that is currently hard or impossible to find, please let me know, ideally with email reply to this posting.