Welcome! We're glad you'll be joining us at Cornell.

To finalize your registration, please

1. Complete required items on the checklist below. Failure to do so may result in restricted access to your grades and transcript.

2. Review general orientation information about academic advising, bursar accounts, housing and dining, transportation, and student life resources.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Required items

1. Activate your NetID and Cornell email address

You'll need a Cornell Network ID (NetID) to access important Cornell services including email, your grades, bursar bills, library services, official university announcements, and more. Your Cornell email account will be used for official university announcements.

  • Most students will receive a letter/text from IT@Cornell before they arrive on campus (or before their classes begin). This message will contain information about NetID activation. Please follow the steps right away.
  • If you do not receive this information before arriving on campus (or before your classes begin), contact the IT Service Desk.

You're expected to activate your NetID and Cornell email account immediately upon receipt.

2. Familiarize yourself with Cornell's academic policies

Review the SCE Courses for Credit policy pages, including the

3. View the "Not Anymore" program

Cornell is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning, living, and working environment for its students, faculty, and staff members. To that end, all visiting students are required to view "Not Anymore," an online, interpersonal violence prevention program from Student Success.

This video-based program will provide critical information about sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, gender discrimination and bystander intervention options.

The program takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. If you choose to complete the program in several sittings, you'll be able to use the same link to re-enter the program without having to start over. The program must be completed in its entirety.

(Note: Matriculated Cornell students and staff should have completed this requirement through another university channel and are not mandated to view this particular program.)

  • Summer and Winter Session students: You must complete the program by your third day of class.
  • Fall/Spring Study students: You must complete the program by the end of your sixth week of class.

View "Not Anymore" instructions

4. Determine if you need to enroll in Cornell's Student Health Plan

Visit the health services page for information about your health requirements, deadlines, and fees.

5. Complete Cornell Student ID Card and/or photo requirements

If you'll be studying on campus, you need to obtain a Cornell Student ID Card:

  • Visit B20 Day Hall on or after your first day of class to pick up an ID Request Form.
  • Take the form to the university registrar in B07 Day Hall to have your picture taken and receive your Cornell ID card.

If you'll be studying off campus or online, you need to submit your photo for use on class rosters and in your student center:

Please direct all questions about the Cornell Student ID Cards and photos to the university registrar at univreg@cornell.edu or 607.255.4232.

6. Enroll in Cornell's emergency notification system

All students are required to provide emergency contact information. To ensure you receive critical information and alerts, keep your emergency addresses and phone numbers complete and current in the student information system.

After activating your NetID

  • Visit studentcenter.cornell.edu
  • Under the "Personal Information" category, enter your contact information under the links for "Emergency Contact Info" and "Emergency Mass Notification"

For more information, visit Emergency Mass Notification.

7. Students with disabilities: Review Student Disability Services information and forms

Cornell University is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities (including physical, medical, visual, hearing, learning, ADHD, and psychological disabilities) have equal access to all university programs and activities.

If you are a student with a disability, we encourage you to contact Student Disability Services as soon as possible and request access accommodations and services as needed. Some accommodations, such as a specific housing assignments or sign language interpreters, take advance notice to arrange.

If you will be studying abroad, we encourage you to visit the SDS Study Abroad page for important information.

Next steps

Review general orientation information