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.

    Orientation Schedule (posted 7/18/14)

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    • Pre-Orientation "By Invitation" Sessions -- Invitations will be emailed to individuals to register for Quantitative Skills for the Core (July 30-August 1) or International Orientation (July 31-August 1). 
    • August 1-3 Exemption Exams -- We are asking you to click here to indicate your plans to take one or more of the four exemption exams that will be offered August 1-3.
    • 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. No charge, 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 children welcome.