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Important Actions

Please complete these steps BEFORE your first day on the job.

  1. Activate Your NetID

    Watch for an email or letter that contains your NetID and activation instructions. Your NetID gives you access to Cornell resources, and must be activated before you can proceed with the onboarding and orientation process.

    • If you haven't received your NetID email or letter, contact the HR Services & Transitions Center: 607-255-3936 (TTY: 711),
    • If you have a prior affiliation with Cornell and are already using your NetID, you can continue to use your current password; or click here to reset your password.
  2. Set up Two-Step Login

    Two-Step Login protects your personal and professional information at Cornell. You'll need it to access Workday in the next step. 

    Set up Two-Step Login

  3. Login to Workday & Begin Your Onboarding To-Do List

    Workday is the Cornell employee system where information such as your pay, benefits, contact, time off, and other data is maintained. When you login, your personal dashboard will direct you to important onboarding steps, including scheduling your onboarding appointment  (if eligible). 

    • It may take up to 24 hours for your NetID to integrate with Workday (keep an eye out for the "Welcome to Cornell -- Important Next Steps" email).
  4. Review the Faculty and Staff Health and Safety Protocols

     As a member of the Cornell community, we expect you to take active steps to stay informed as new information and governmental guidance becomes available regarding working during COVID-19.