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Center for First-Year Students

The Carol Tatkon Center
An intellectual, support, and resource center for first-year students

Our Goals:

  • to foster intellectual curiosity, cultural enrichment, and connect the academic core of Cornell with the residential center of first-year student life
  • to offer programs and services that support students' academic goals, personal development, holistic well-being, and life pursuits
  • to advance student-faculty interactions outside the classroom
  • to create and provide opportunities for mentoring by upper-level students
  • to promote diversity, inclusiveness, and integrity

Academic Support
Walk-in Writing Service, Study Skills Workshops, TA Hours, Study Groups, and Course Review Sessions.

Drop-in Services

Let's Talk, Netbook Lending, Red Rover Wireless Internet, Net-Print, and Knowledgeable Upper-Level Student Staff.

Intellectual Programs with Faculty
Coffeehouses, Panel Discussions, the Dr. T Project: A Cornell Hitchhiker's Guide to Culture, and other events.

And More
Art Exhibits, Cultural Programs, and Information Sessions on academic and other Cornell resources.

Join Us:

Mon.-Thurs. 8am-11pm
Fri. 8am-5pm
Sun. 3:30-11pm

South Balch Hall

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