Your life at the Johnson begins with an orientation that many students describe as "drinking from a fire hose!" The challenging, content-rich, fast-paced program will engage you in our intense, highly collaborative community.
All incoming members of the Class of 2015 are expected to be in Ithaca for Orientation Monday, August 5th through Friday, August 16th; and Core Classes begin the morning of Monday, August 19th. Orientation includes an overview of expectations and resources, exemption exams, Career Management Center orientation, social events, and NBA5700 Johnson Team Leadership Experience.
We will post a draft of the Orientation schedule here soon. If you have specific questions about the schedule, please contact us at NewStudents@johnson.cornell.edu.
Two Orientation social events require advance sign-up and/or payment, and you'll find more information on these events below. Some of you will also receive invitations to attend pre-Orientation sessions that require sign-up: "Quantitative Skills for the Core" and "International Student Orientation."
Orientation Special Events: Sign Up Now
- Tuesday, August 6th, 6-9pm -- 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 at 5:00 pm from the Anabel Taylor bus stop, corner of Campus Road and College Avenue, just west of Sage Hall, 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 7:45 and 8:15 PM for the return trip to Ithaca, and arrive back on campus by 9:00 PM. DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR SUNGLASSES! Adults only.
- Sunday, August 11 -- 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.