Orientation

Your life at the Johnson begins with an orientation program that many students describe as challenging and content-rich. This fast-paced program will quickly engage you in our intense, highly collaborative community.

All incoming members of the Class of 2016 are expected to be in Ithaca for Orientation Sunday, August 3 through Thursday, August 14; and Core Class, Leading Teams, begins on Tuesday, August 5th and First-half Fall Core Classes begin the morning of Friday, August 15.

Orientation includes exemption exams, overview of expectations and resources, Career Management Center orientation, and social events.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3 - OPENING DAY

Business Attire

  • 12:00 pm - Check-in begins in the Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall. A light lunch will be provided.
  • 12:00-3:30 pm - Individual photographs will be taken in 131 & 135 Sage Hall.
  • 12:30-1:15 pm - Orientation Overview Session (Last Name A-H) - B09 Sage Hall
  • 1:30-2:15 pm - Orientation Overview Session (Last Name I-P) - B09 Sage Hall
  • 2:30-3:15 pm - Orientation Overview Session (Last Name Q-Z) - B09 Sage Hall
  • 4:00-5:00 pm - Dean's Welcome Address (Families Invited) - G01 Uris Hall
  • 5:00-7:00 pm - Welcome Reception (Families Invited) - Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall

SCHEDULE - Get the Orientation "At-a-Glance" Schedule Here - hard copies will be distributed at check-in.

Orientation Event Details - You will see all the pre-orientation and orientation events listed below, and can click on individual items for more details. You can also set-up a calendar feed using the instructions below.

Partners and Families - Welcome! You are invited to several events and activities during Orientation and throughout the academic year. We hope to see you at the following events:

Partners - To help us get to know you and keep you up-to-date on what is happening at Johnson, please email StudentActivities@johnson.cornell.edu to be added to the list of student partner emails we maintain.

Attire for Orientation - Plan to arrive in Business Attire on August 3 for photographs, the welcome session and reception. You will need to be in Business Casual Attire on August 8 for the Alumni Career events; and Business Casual for the Leading Teams Case Competition Finals on August 13. The rest of Orientation is Casual Attire. You will receive details in advance regarding what to wear and bring for the off-site portion of Leading Teams, Johnson Outdoor Experience, that everyone attends on August 14.

NOTE: We need your t-shirt size and emergency contact information for the the August 14 off-site event. If you have already registered for any Orientation Events (Math Camp, International Orientation, Winery Visit, or Boat Cruise), then we have your information. If you have NOT signed up for any event, please to go this link to provide your t-shirt size and emergency contact information. You can do this without signing up for anything else, and no payment is required.

Orientation Social Events: Don't Miss Out...Sign-up Now!

  • Monday, August 4, 5:45-9:15 pm - Wagner Vineyards. Advance sign-up and payment required. This extremely popular event is an opportunity for social interaction and relaxation. Bring your partner/spouse and join fellow classmates for a local wine tasting. Buses will depart from campus for transportation to one of the Finger Lakes wineries, Wagner Vineyards. At Wagner, you will have the opportunity to sample their signature wines and/or beers. Hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening. In addition, a cash bar serving Wagner’s beer and wine will be available. Buses will leave Wagner at 8:00 and 8:30 PM for the return trip to Ithaca, and arrive back on campus by 9:15 PM. Bring your sunglasses for the beautiful view! Adults only.
  • Sunday, August 10 - Cayuga Lake Cruises. FREE, but advance sign-up required. Join fellow students and their families on a 2-hour cruise of beautiful Cayuga Lake on the M/V Columbia. Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to your sailing time. CASH BAR; complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Cruises depart at 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm, and 8:00 pm. Partners and families welcome.

Set-up a Calendar Feed

You can set-up a feed to your own calendar of all MBAI events from the Johnson Calendar of Events by clicking on the "Subscribe" button just above the calendar on this page. Scroll down to the Group Calendar for MBAI and click on the appropriate calendar type for you. If you have specific questions about the Orientation schedule or calendar feed, please contact us at NewStudents@johnson.cornell.edu.


2014

September

9/2/2014  8:40am

Core Classes 10

Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room


9/2/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/2/2014  4:45pm

First-Years & Ithaca One-Years: Mock Corporate Briefing & Reception

Statler Auditorium & Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/2/2014  7:30pm

JWiT 2015 Kick Off Information Session

Sage Hall, B10


9/3/2014  9:00am

Careers in Marketing by Warren Ellish

TBD


9/3/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/3/2014  5:00pm

SGE 1st Club Meeting

Sage Hall, Room TBD


9/4/2014  8:40am

Core Classes 11

Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room


9/4/2014  8:40am

Core Accounting Team HOMEWORK 1

Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room


9/4/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/4/2014  3:00pm

General Management Association (GMA) First General Meeting

Sage Hall -- Room B06


9/4/2014  3:00pm

First Marketing Association Mtg

Sage B10


9/4/2014  4:30pm

Dean's Fall Rally & Sage Social

Statler Auditorium & Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/5/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/6/2014  9:00am

Core Economics MIDTERM

Sage Hall - Rooms To Be Announced


9/7/2014  1:00pm

Core Accounting MIDTERM

Sage Hall - Rooms To Be Announced


9/8/2014  8:40am

Core Classes 12

Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room


9/8/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/8/2014  4:00pm

True Gault Event

TBD


9/9/2014  8:40am

Core Classes 13

Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room


9/9/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/9/2014  4:00pm

Case Competition Series – Part I with Risa Mish

Sage Hall Room TBD


9/10/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/10/2014  3:00pm

GMA Passport Session #1: What is Operations? With Joe Thomas

Sage Hall -- Room B10


9/11/2014  7:30am

Core Marketing QUIZ 2

Sage Hall - Rooms To Be Announced


9/11/2014  8:40am

Core Classes 14

Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room


9/11/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/11/2014  4:15pm

Sage Social: JPets

Dyson Atrium


9/12/2014  7:30am

Deloitte Early Connections

Sage Hall


9/12/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/12/2014  12:00pm

WMC Welcome Kick off Event


9/15/2014  8:00am

Core Marketing - SC Johnson Case Competition

Sage Hall - Rooms To Be Announced


9/15/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/16/2014  8:40am

Core Classes 15

Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room


9/16/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/16/2014  6:00pm

Case Competition Series – Part II with Nate Peck

Sage Hall Room TBD


9/17/2014  7:30am

Core Accounting QUIZ 2

Sage Hall - Rooms To Be Announced


9/17/2014  8:40am

Core Classes 16

Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room


9/17/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/17/2014  10:00am

Career Fair Day Two: Technical & Engineering Employers

Barton Hall


9/17/2014  5:00pm

NYCEDC CEO Tech Panel

Gates Hall Mentor's Lecture Hall


9/17/2014  6:00pm

Startup & Tech Networking Event

Gates Hall Atrium


9/18/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/18/2014  4:15pm

Sage Social

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/19/2014  9:00am

Johnson Day of Service

Ithaca, NY


9/19/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/19/2014  7:00pm

Women in Leadership

Warren Hall & Statler, see event details


9/21/2014  12:00pm

Accent Reduction Workshop

Sage Hall Room 131


9/21/2014  2:00pm

Accent Reduction Workshop

Sage Hall Room 131


9/22/2014  8:40am

Core Classes 17

Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room


9/22/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/23/2014  7:30am

Core Econ QUIZ 2

Sage Hall - Rooms To Be Announced


9/23/2014  8:40am

Core Classes 18

Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room


9/23/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/24/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/25/2014  8:40am

Core Econ - Economic Naturalist Paper 2 DUE

Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room


9/25/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/25/2014  4:15pm

Sage Social: Reckitt Benckiser

Dyson Atrium


9/26/2014  8:00am

Human Capital Association Symposium

Ithaca, NY


9/26/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/26/2014  5:00pm

Big Red Hacks

Phsyical Sciences Building


9/29/2014  8:40am

Core Classes 19

Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room


9/29/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


9/30/2014  8:40am

Core Classes 20

Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room


9/30/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


October

10/1/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


10/2/2014  8:40am

Core Accounting Team HOMEWORK 2

Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room


10/2/2014  8:40am

Core Classes 21

Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room


10/2/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


10/2/2014  4:15pm

Sage Social: Hispanic Heritage Month

Dyson Atrium


10/3/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


10/5/2014  1:00pm

Core Accounting FINAL

Sage Hall - Rooms To Be Announced


10/6/2014  8:00am

Core Economics FINAL (TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED)

Sage Hall - Rooms To Be Announced


10/6/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


10/7/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


10/7/2014  4:00pm

The Role of a General Manager w/ Jan Suwinski

Sage Hall, B06


10/7/2014  6:00pm

Core Marketing FINAL

Sage Hall - Rooms To Be Announced


10/8/2014  9:30am

Daily Coffee Hour, sponsored by Deloittte

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


10/9/2014  1:00am

MBAI Fall Break


10/10/2014  10:00am

Johnson FinTech Trek

Locations/Companies in NYC


10/10/2014  7:00pm

Cornell FinTech Hackathon

Cornell Tech Campus in NYC


10/13/2014  8:40am

Core Classes 1

Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room


10/14/2014  8:40am

Core Classes 2

Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room


10/16/2014  8:40am

Core Classes 3

Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room


10/16/2014  4:15pm

Sage Social: Johnson Women in Business

Dyson Atrium


10/19/2014  8:00am

Core Finance Problem Set DUE


10/20/2014  8:40am

Core Classes 4

Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room


10/21/2014  8:40am

Core Classes


10/22/2014  4:00pm

Cornell Entrepreneurship Resources Fair

Sage Hall Atrium


10/23/2014  8:40am

Core Classes


10/23/2014  4:15pm

Sage Social: Johnson Means Business

Dyson Atrium


10/24/2014  5:00pm

Cornell 3DS: Three Day Startup

See event for details


10/26/2014  8:00am

Core Finance Problem Set DUE


10/27/2014  8:00am

C and ST Problem Solving Worksheet


10/27/2014  8:40am

Core Classes


10/28/2014  7:30am

Strategy Quiz 1


10/28/2014  8:00am

C and ST Problem Solving Worksheet


10/28/2014  8:40am

Core Classes


10/29/2014  8:00am

C and ST Problem Solving Worksheet


10/29/2014  10:00am

Blood Drive

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


10/30/2014  8:00am

C and ST Problem Solving Worksheet


10/30/2014  8:40am

Core Classes


10/30/2014  4:15pm

Sage Social: Battle of the Brands

Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall


November

11/2/2014  8:00am

Core Finance Problem Set DUE


11/3/2014  8:00am

CandST Team Position Paper


11/3/2014  8:40am

Core Classes


11/4/2014  8:00am

CandST Team Position Paper


11/4/2014  8:40am

Core Classes


11/5/2014  8:00am

CandST Team Position Paper


11/6/2014  8:00am

CandST Team Position Paper


11/6/2014  4:15pm

Sage Social: Frozen Assets

Dyson Atrium


11/7/2014  9:00am

Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit

NYC


11/9/2014  8:40am

Finance Midterm REVIEW


11/10/2014  7:30am

Strategy Quiz 2


11/10/2014  8:40am

Core Classes


11/10/2014  7:15pm

Finance MIDTERM


11/11/2014  8:40am

Core Classes


11/13/2014  8:40am

Core Classes


11/13/2014  4:15pm

Sage Social: Military Preview

Dyson Atrium


11/16/2014  8:00am

Core Finance Problem Set DUE


11/17/2014  8:40am

Core Classes


11/18/2014  8:40am

Core Classes


11/20/2014  7:30am

Strategy Quiz 3


11/20/2014  8:40am

Core Classes


11/20/2014  4:15pm

Sage Social: International Celebration!

Dyson Atrium


11/23/2014  8:00am

Core Finance Problem Set DUE


11/24/2014  8:40am

Core Classes


11/25/2014  8:00am

Strategy Team Case


11/25/2014  8:40am

Core Classes


11/26/2014  12:00am

Cornell and Johnson Thanksgiving Break


December

12/1/2014  8:40am

Core Classes


12/2/2014  8:40am

Core Classes


12/9/2014  9:00am

Finance Final


12/11/2014  9:00am

Strategy Final


12/12/2014  9:00am

Critical and Strategic Thinking Final