Parents, guardians, and family members are also part of the Cornell community. You all have vital roles to play in helping to create an even more caring, supportive, and healthful environment for your college student. We look forward to partnering with you on your student’s academic journey at Cornell.

School of Hotel Administration Fall 2019 Orientation

Family Orientation Schedule  (Full University Schedule)

Friday, August 23 – Saturday, August 24 (Parent Events)

School of Hotel Administration Orientation Highlights:

Friday, August 23 & Saturday, August 24: MOVE-IN New Student Check-In

Friday, August 23:

  • 10:00am-2:00pm  Welcome Hub
    SHA will hold an open house for parents, families, and new students outside of 180 Statler Hall in the School of Hotel Administration.  Please drop in, meet staff, and pick up information for parents.  The SHA Nestle Library will also be hosting an open house during this time.

Saturday, August 24:

  • 2:00pm-3:00pm: New Student Convocation
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm: School of Hotel Administration Dean’s Welcome  for new students, parents, and families, Statler Hall Auditorium
  • 4:30pm-5:00pm: Information session for parents and new students
  • 5:00pm-6:30pm: Welcome Reception in the Statler Carrier Ballroom, Statler Hotel, Hersha Center, and Park Atrium.  Pick up your “passport” as you enter the Statler Auditorium for the Dean’s Welcome event beginning at 3:30pm.

Key Academic Dates for the 2019-2020 Calendar

  • Labor Day/Holiday/No Classes: Monday, September 2, 2019
  • Fall 2019 Final Exam Schedule Available: Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Fall Break (begins 1:10 p.m.): Saturday, October 12 – Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Recess: Wednesday, November 27- Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Last Day of Classes: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • Exams: Saturday, December 14 – Saturday, December 21, 2019

Make Reservations Now

Because Ithaca is a small community, it is wise to make travel plans early for Orientation, and for other large university events. First-Year Family Weekend (FYFW) will take place October 25-27, 2019. Visit Ithaca provides comprehensive travel and lodging information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please consult our FAQ for some suggestions about effective ways to interact with your student.

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