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Parenting Workshops

Free parenting workshops are available to Cornell faculty, staff, postdocs, and students.

Preparing for Baby Series

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Congratulations on adding to your family! If you need more information about all things pregnancy, labor/delivery, and the postpartum period, and want to meet other expectant parents in our Cornell Community, register for the Preparing for Baby Series for fall 2024.

The Preparing for Baby Series is meant to help answer your questions, offer moments of reflection, and help connect you to people who are experiencing a similar moment in time.

All those in our Cornell Community (faculty, staff, postdocs, and students) and their partners/support persons are welcome to attend. 

This series is offered via Zoom and is free of charge to participants. For more information about the series, reach out to Ruth Merle-Doyle on the Work/Life team.

Fall 2024 Preparing for Baby Series

Check back for dates and registration for the fall 2024 Preparing for Baby series. Please contact Ruth Merle-Doyle with questions or for more information.

Sessions are virtual and run from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

  • Welcome to Preparing for Baby: Introductions, Group Connection, and Parental Leave/Accommodation Information 
  • Healthy Pregnancy and Birth Choices with Kate Dimpfl
  • The Labor Process and Birth Planning with Kate Dimpfl
  • Beyond the Birth Day: Immediate Postpartum with Kate Dimpfl
  • Perinatal Mental Health with Casey Benson
  • Breastfeeding Basics 
  • Pumping with Success, Returning to Work, and Lactation Support

Preparing for College Series

College Search and Application Workshop

Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 12:00-1:00 pm

Register for College Search & Application Workshop

Cornellians who are parents of high school students are invited to a workshop, hosted by Pamela Tan of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, about approaching the college process in general. We will discuss tips for developing a list of colleges based on your student’s interest and abilities; conducting campus visits (including taking advantage of virtual opportunities); and advice on completing a holistic college application, especially given the impact of COVID-19 on academics and extra-curricular activities.

For Cornell-affiliated families only.  

Note: This workshop is not specific to the Cornell admissions process and will not be recorded. 

Financial Aid 101

Thursday, June 20, 2024, 12:00–1:00 pm

Register for Financial Aid 101 Workshop

Join Jennifer Fibbe Wickham, Senior Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Admissions at Cornell University, and learn about the college financial aid process and when you should start preparing. This workshop will focus on understanding college costs and strategies to ensure your student has affordable college options.

For Cornell-affiliated families only.  

Note: This workshop is not specific to the Cornell financial aid process and will not be recorded. 

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