Parents/Families

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 2018 Orientation

Family Orientation Schedule

Friday, August 17 - Saturday, August 18 (Parent Events)

Orientation Highlights

Friday, August 17: MOVE-IN DAY. New Student Check-In

  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Welcome Reception for Parents/Families Only - RSVP

Saturday, August 18:

  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.:  Coffee in Park Atrium, Statler Hall
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: School of Hotel Administration Dean's Welcome  for new students, parents, and families, Statler Hall Auditorium
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Information session for parents of new students
  • 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.: Light lunch reception

Key Academic Dates for the 2018-2019 Calendar

  • Labor Day/Holiday/No Classes: Monday, September 3, 2018
  • Fall 2018 Final Exam Schedule Available: Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Fall Break (begins 1:10 p.m.): Saturday, October 6 - Tuesday, October 9, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Recess: Wednesday, November 21 - Sunday, November 25, 2018
  • Last Day of Classes: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Exams: Saturday, December 8 - Saturday, December 15, 2018

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 19-21, 2018. 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.

Information and Resources

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