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:
August 3 - Dean's Welcome & Reception
August 4 - Wagner Winery Trip (adults-only, pre-registration required)
August 7 - Partners & Families Welcome and Ice Cream Social
August 10 - Boat Cruise (pre-registration required)
August 14 - Partners & Families Picnic (while students are at J.O.E.)

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

July

Quantitative Skills for the Core Breakfast & Check-in
7/30/2014
8:00am
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall
Quantitative Skills for the Core
7/30/2014
8:45am
B09 Sage Hall
Quantitative Skills for the Core
7/30/2014
1:30pm
B09 Sage Hall
International Orientation Breakfast & Check-in
7/31/2014
8:15am
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall
Quantitative Skills for the Core
7/31/2014
8:30am
B09 Sage Hall
International Orientation
7/31/2014
9:00am
B08 Sage Hall
International Orientation Lunch Provided
7/31/2014
12:00pm
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall
Quantitative Skills for the Core
7/31/2014
1:30pm
B09 Sage Hall
International Orientation
7/31/2014
1:30pm
B08 Sage Hall

August

Quantitative Skills for the Core
8/1/2014
8:30am
B09 Sage Hall
International Orientation
8/1/2014
9:00am
B08 Sage Hall
International Orientation
8/1/2014
12:30pm
B08 Sage Hall
Quantitative Skills for the Core
8/1/2014
1:00pm
B09 Sage Hall
PF1 - Park Fellow - Welcome & Introduction
8/1/2014
5:00pm
Ramin Parlor, Sage Hall
Quantitative Skills for the Core Reception
8/1/2014
5:00pm
Statler Hotel, Carrier Ballroom A
International Orientation Reception
8/1/2014
5:00pm
A.D. White House
Marketing Exemption Exam
8/1/2014
7:15pm
B08 Sage Hall
PF1 - Park Fellow - Hoffman Challenge Course
8/2/2014
8:00am
Hoffman Challenge Course
Microeconomics Exemption Exam
8/2/2014
10:00am
B08 Sage Hall
Accounting Exemption Exam
8/2/2014
1:00pm
B08 Sage Hall
PF1 - Park Fellow - Family Picnic
8/2/2014
5:00pm
Clint Sidle's Home
Finance Exemption Exam
8/3/2014
9:00am
B08 Sage Hall
PF1 - Park Fellow - Overview
8/3/2014
10:00am
Ramin Parlor, Sage Hall
Orientation - Check-in / Lunch / Photos - IN BUSINESS ATTIRE
8/3/2014
12:00pm
Dyson Atrium / 131 & 135 - Sage Hall
Orientation Overview (Last Name A-H)
8/3/2014
12:30pm
B09 Sage Hall
Orientation Overview (Last Name I-P)
8/3/2014
1:30pm
B09 Sage Hall
Orientation Overview (Last Name Q-Z)
8/3/2014
2:30pm
B09 Sage Hall
Dean's Welcome Address (Families Invited)
8/3/2014
4:00pm
G01 Uris Hall
Welcome Reception (Families Invited)
8/3/2014
5:00pm
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall
Bursar & Financial Aid Q&A (Last Name A-H)
8/4/2014
9:00am
B08 Sage Hall
MBA Program Overview (Last Name I-P)
8/4/2014
9:00am
B09 Sage Hall
Technology Hands-on Help (Last Name Q-Z)
8/4/2014
9:45am
B05 Sage Hall
Bursar & Financial Aid Q&A (Last Name I-P)
8/4/2014
10:45am
B08 Sage Hall
MBA Program Overview (Last Name Q-Z)
8/4/2014
10:45am
B09 Sage Hall
Technology Hands-on Help (Last Name A-H)
8/4/2014
11:30am
B05 Sage Hall
Bursar & Financial Aid Q&A (Last Name Q-Z)
8/4/2014
1:30pm
B08 Sage Hall
MBA Program Overview (Last Name A-H)
8/4/2014
1:30pm
B09 Sage Hall
Technology Hands-on Help (Last Name I-P)
8/4/2014
2:15pm
B05 Sage Hall
Career Management Center Welcome & Overview
8/4/2014
3:15pm
G01 Uris Hall
Technology Help Desk
8/5/2014
8:30am
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall
Leading Teams Day 1: Section 1
8/5/2014
9:00am
B08 Sage Hall
Leading Teams Day 1: Section 2
8/5/2014
9:00am
B05 Sage Hall
Leading Teams Practicum 1: Sections 3 & 4
8/5/2014
9:00am
255 Olin Hall
Leading Teams Breakouts 1: Sections 3 & 4
8/5/2014
10:30am
See Leading Teams Materials for Breakout Room Assignments
Leading Teams Day 1: Section 3
8/5/2014
1:30pm
B08 Sage Hall
Leading Teams Day 1: Section 4
8/5/2014
1:30pm
B05 Sage Hall
Leading Teams Practicum 1: Sections 1 & 2
8/5/2014
1:30pm
255 Olin Hall
Leading Teams Breakouts 1: Sections 1 & 2
8/5/2014
3:00pm
See Leading Teams Materials for Breakout Room Assignments
Women's Welcome Reception
8/5/2014
5:00pm
Statler Hotel, Terrace Restaurant
Technology Help Desk
8/6/2014
8:30am
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall
Leading Teams Day 2: Section 1
8/6/2014
9:00am
B08 Sage Hall
Leading Teams Day 2: Section 2
8/6/2014
9:00am
B05 Sage Hall
Leading Teams Practicum 2: Sections 3 & 4
8/6/2014
9:00am
255 Olin Hall
Leading Teams Breakouts 2: Sections 3 & 4
8/6/2014
10:30am
See Leading Teams Materials for Breakout Room Assignments
Leading Teams Day 2: Section 3
8/6/2014
1:30pm
B08 Sage Hall
Leading Teams Day 2: Section 4
8/6/2014
1:30pm
B05 Sage Hall
Leading Teams Practicum 2: Sections 1 & 2
8/6/2014
1:30pm
255 Olin Hall
Leading Teams Breakouts 2: Sections 1 & 2
8/6/2014
3:00pm
See Leading Teams Materials for Breakout Room Assignments
CMC: Career Overviews - Finance
8/7/2014
10:45am
G01 Uris Hall
Technology Help Desk
8/7/2014
12:00pm
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall
Partners & Families Welcome Session
8/7/2014
2:30pm
Ramin Parlor, Sage Hall
Ice Cream Social (Families Invited)
8/7/2014
4:00pm
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall
CMC: Coffee Hour
8/8/2014
8:00am
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall
CMC: Just About Careers Alumni Panels - Session 1
8/8/2014
9:00am
Sage Hall Classrooms - see description for details
CMC: Just About Careers Alumni Panels - Session 2
8/8/2014
10:30am
Sage Hall Classrooms - see description for details
CMC: Lunch with Alumni Career Panelists
8/8/2014
11:30am
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall
CMC: Just About Careers Breakouts 1
8/8/2014
1:00pm
Sage Hall Rooms - see description for details
CMC: Just About Careers Breakouts 2
8/8/2014
1:45pm
Sage Hall Rooms - see description for details
CMC: Just About Careers Breakouts 3
8/8/2014
2:30pm
Sage Hall Rooms - see description for details
Leading Teams Day 3: Section 1
8/9/2014
9:00am
B08 Sage Hall
Leading Teams Day 3: Section 2
8/9/2014
9:00am
B05 Sage Hall
Leading Teams Day 3: Section 3
8/9/2014
1:30pm
B08 Sage Hall
Leading Teams Day 3: Section 4
8/9/2014
1:30pm
B05 Sage Hall
Boat Cruise 1 - FAMILIES INVITED - ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
8/10/2014
3:00pm
M/V Columbia Pier, 708 West Buffalo Street
Boat Cruise 2 - FAMILIES INVITED - ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
8/10/2014
5:30pm
M/V Columbia Pier, 708 West Buffalo Street
Boat Cruise 3 - FAMILIES INVITED - ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
8/10/2014
8:00pm
M/V Columbia Pier, 708 West Buffalo Street
Leading Teams Day 4: Section 1
8/11/2014
9:00am
B08 Sage Hall
CMC: Jullien Gordon "Passion Finder": Sections 3 & 4
8/11/2014
9:00am
B14 Hollister Hall
Leading Teams Day 4: Section 2
8/11/2014
9:00am
B09 Sage Hall
CMC: Jullien Gordon "Passion Finder": Sections 1 & 2
8/11/2014
1:30pm
B14 Hollister Hall
Leading Teams Day 4: Section 3
8/11/2014
1:30pm
B08 Sage Hall
Leading Teams Day 4: Section 4
8/11/2014
1:30pm
B09 Sage Hall
Leading Teams Day 5: Section 1
8/12/2014
9:00am
B08 Sage Hall
Leading Teams Day 5: Section 2
8/12/2014
9:00am
B09 Sage Hall
Cultural Competency: Sections 3 & 4
8/12/2014
9:00am
B14 Hollister Hall
Leading Teams Day 5: Section 3
8/12/2014
1:30pm
B08 Sage Hall
Leading Teams Day 5: Section 4
8/12/2014
1:30pm
B09 Sage Hall
Cultural Competency: Sections 1 & 2
8/12/2014
1:30pm
B14 Hollister Hall
Leading Teams Case Competition Preparation in Teams - CASE DUE AT 10PM
8/12/2014
4:30pm
See Leading Teams Materials for Specific Room Assignments
Leading Teams Closing Reception
8/13/2014
4:30pm
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall
Leading Teams: Johnson Outdoor Experience (J.O.E.)
8/14/2014
8:15am
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall Check-in; Buses to Casowasco Camp in Moravia, NY
Partners & Families Picnic!
8/14/2014
5:00pm
Stewart Park
Daily Coffee Hour Begins - Deloitte Mugs Distributed
8/15/2014
9:00am
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall
Core Accounting / Marketing / Economics: Section 1
8/15/2014
10:30am
See Student Center for your classroom assignment
Core Accounting / Marketing / Economics: Section 2
8/15/2014
12:00pm
See Student Center for your classroom assignment
Core Accounting / Marketing / Economics: Section 3
8/15/2014
1:30pm
See Student Center for your classroom assignment
Core Marketing: Section 4
8/15/2014
3:00pm
See Student Center for your classroom assignment
Core Classes
8/18/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room
Core Classes
8/19/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room
Core Classes
8/21/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall - See Student Center for Specific Section and Room
Econ Quiz 1
8/22/2014
7:30am
Sage Hall
Core - Accounting & Econ ONLY
8/22/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Core
8/25/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Mkt Math Quiz
8/26/2014
7:30am
Sage Hall
Core
8/26/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Johnson Fall Picnic
8/27/2014
5:30pm
Stewart Park, Large Pavilion
Accounting Quiz 1
8/28/2014
7:30am
Sage Hall
Core
8/28/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Johnson Fall Club Fair
8/28/2014
3:00pm
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall
IBI & CMAM Happy Hour - Classes of 2016 & 2015
8/28/2014
5:00pm
AD White House

September

Core
9/1/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Mkt Group Case Due
9/1/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Core
9/2/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Core
9/4/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Accounting HW 1
9/4/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Fall Rally & Sage Social
9/4/2014
4:15pm
Dyson Atrium
Econ Midterm
9/6/2014
9:00am
Sage Hall
Accounting Midterm
9/7/2014
1:00pm
Sage Hall
Core
9/8/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Core
9/9/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Mkt Quiz 2
9/11/2014
7:30am
Sage Hall
Core
9/11/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Sage Social: JPets
9/11/2014
4:15pm
Dyson Atrium
WMC Welcome Kick off Event
9/12/2014
12:00pm
Core
9/16/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Accnt Quiz 2
9/17/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Core
9/17/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Core
9/22/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Econ Quiz 2
9/23/2014
7:30am
Sage Hall
Core
9/23/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Sage Social: Reckitt Benckiser
9/25/2014
4:15pm
Dyson Atrium
Core
9/29/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Core
9/30/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall

October

Accounting HW 2
10/2/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Core
10/2/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Sage Social: Hispanic Heritage Month
10/2/2014
4:15pm
Dyson Atrium
MBAI Fall Break
10/9/2014
8:00am
Sage Hall
MBAI Classes Resume
10/13/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Core
10/14/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Core
10/16/2014
8:40am
Sage Hall
Sage Social: JWiB
10/16/2014
4:15pm
Dyson Atrium
Sage Social: Johnson Means Business
10/23/2014
4:15pm
Dyson Atrium
Sage Social: Battle of the Brands
10/30/2014
4:15pm
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall

November

Sage Social: Military Preview
11/13/2014
4:15pm
Dyson Atrium
Sage Social: Fall Festival
11/20/2014
4:15pm
Dyson Atrium

2015

March