Welcome to Cornell SCE
Welcome! We're glad you'll be joining us at Cornell.
To finalize your registration, please review the checklist below and complete all required items. Failure to do so may result in restricted access to your grades and transcript.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
1. Activate your NetID and Cornell email address
You'll need a Cornell Network ID (NetID) to access important Cornell services including email, your grades, bursar bills, library services, official university announcements, and more. Your Cornell email account will be used for official university announcements.
- Most students will receive a letter/text from IT@Cornell before they arrive on campus (or before their classes begin). This message will contain information about NetID activation. Please follow the steps right away.
- If you do not receive this information before arriving on campus (or before your classes begin), contact the IT Service Desk.
You're expected to activate your NetID and Cornell email account immediately upon receipt.
2. Familiarize yourself with Cornell's academic policies
3. View the "Not Anymore" program
Cornell is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning, living, and working environment for its students, faculty, and staff members. To that end, you are required to view “Not Anymore,” an online, interpersonal violence prevention program from Student Success.
This video-based program will provide critical information about sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, gender discrimination and bystander intervention options.
The program takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. If you choose to complete the program in several sittings, you'll be able to use the same link to re-enter the program without having to start over. The program must be completed in its entirety.
- Summer and Winter Session students: You must complete the program by your third day of class.
- Fall/Spring Part-time Study students: You must complete the program by the end of your sixth week of class.
View “Not Anymore” instructions
4. Determine if you need to enroll in Cornell's Student Health Plan
Visit the “Health and safety” page for your term (below) for information about your health requirements, deadlines, and fees:
5. Complete Cornell Student ID Card and/or photo requirements
If you'll be studying on campus, you need to obtain a Cornell Student ID Card:
- Visit B20 Day Hall on or after your first day of class to pick up an ID Request Form.
- Take the form to the university registrar in B07 Day Hall to have your picture taken and receive your Cornell ID card.
If you'll be studying off campus or online, you need to submit your photo for use on class rosters and in your student center:
Please direct all questions about the Cornell Student ID Cards and photos to the university registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607.255.4232.
6. Enroll in Cornell's emergency notification system
All students are required to provide emergency contact information. To ensure you receive critical information and alerts, keep your emergency addresses and phone numbers complete and current in the student information system.
After activating your NetID
- Visit studentcenter.cornell.edu
- Under the “Personal Information” category, enter your contact information under the links for “Emergency Contact Info” and “Emergency Mass Notification”
For more information, visit Emergency Notifications
7. Students with disabilities: Review Student Disability Services information and forms
Cornell University is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities (including physical, medical, visual, hearing, learning, ADHD, and psychological disabilities) have equal access to all university programs and activities.
If you are a student with a disability, we encourage you to contact Student Disability Services as soon as possible to register for accommodations and services as needed. Some accommodations, such as a specific housing assignments or sign language interpreters, take advance notice to arrange.
If you will be studying abroad, we encourage you to visit the SDS Study Abroad page for important information.
Information to review before beginning your studies
Note: A large residential expansion project is now underway on Cornell’s North Campus. Construction is expected to last until fall 2022 and will impact transportation, parking, and more in this area. For information, read about the North Campus Residential Expansion or contact Student and Campus Life.
Academic advising services are available to all Cornell SCE students.
For assistance, contact our registrar in B20 Day Hall (607.255.4987, email@example.com).
The Office of the Bursar is Cornell University's central billing service center for tuition, fees, and other charges, such as health fees, dining cards, library fines, fitness center passes, printing charges, and more.
When you become a student at Cornell, a bursar account will be created for you.
Bursar bills are ONLY sent electronically and will be emailed to your Cornell email address.
For more information, contact the Office of the Bursar.
Fall/Spring Part-time Study housing
Transportation and parking
Student life resources
Visit our resource page for quick links to information about libraries, IT services, student life, fitness, activities, and more.