By accepting a Cornell position, you add to the distinguished fabric of our community and contribute to our culture of extraordinary achievement.
Here are a few things you'll need to do by your first day at work, and links to useful resources for new hires.

Before You Start:

Activate your NetID You will receive an email or letter that contains your NetID and activation instructions. Your NetID is your key to Cornell’s systems and services, and must be activated prior to logging in to Workday.

Enroll in 2-Step Login  You'll need this to access sensitive data in Workday.

Log into Workday You’ll receive another email titled New Hire Actions Required directing you to our human resources database, Workday. Log in with your NetID to see your New Hire Tasks, some of which must be completed no later than your first day on the job.

Onboarding Checklist Your New HireTasks may include:

  • Activating your Cornell email
  • Confirming your contact information
  • Signing I-9 and other electronic forms

Questions? See our Workday onboarding guide (pdf).


Onboarding at the HR Service Center

If you are coming from campus, you can take TCAT bus route 82. Visitor parking is also available.

HR Service Center

East Hill Office Building, Suite 110

395 Pine Tree Road (behind CISER building and East Hill Plaza)

Ithaca, NY 14850


(607) 255-0056

(TTY) 711