Get To Know Cornell

Tips to help new employees get acquainted with Cornell University



Get to know your new workplace -- virtually or in person!  

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Ithaca Campus Tours

Visit Cornell's Ithaca Campus: Sign up for a General Tour to get an introduction to Cornell's history, undergraduate colleges and schools, student life, athletics, legends and traditions. Tours are wheelchair accessible, mostly outdoors, and last about an hour.



Virtual tours: explore on your own schedule or remotely.

PocketSights Cornell University Campus Walking Tour: geared toward prospective students. Download PocketSights app for many other virtual/walking/driving tours of the Ithaca area (Sustainability Trail, Historic District, Architecture, and much more!).

Walking Maps: a convenient collection of maps highlighting trails on and off campus, including the Cornell Botanic Gardens,  Cascadilla Gorge, Tompkins County, Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary, and more.




Info Sheets

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These handouts are convenient guides to information sought by many new Cornell employees. 

This is Cornell (pdf): a brief overview of Cornell University history and structure.

Your Rights & Responsibilities: a guide to university policies, such as the campus code of conduct, drug-free workplace, computer policies, and more.


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News & Media

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CUInfo:  Consider making this your browser home page - you'll find a convenient roundup of events, news, and information curated for Cornell staff and faculty, plus campus alerts, resources, and tools.

Cornell Events Calendar: Make sure you know about the events that matter to you! Go to and click the "Create your own custom weekly events email" link. Make sure to choose "Division of Human Resources" and include "employee" and "staff" in the search terms to ensure you receive notifications about workshops and events for Cornell staff members.

Cornell Chronicle: Official news of Cornell University, with filters such as "Staff News," "New York City," "Photos of the Day," and the "Chronicle Blog Essentials." 

Working@Cornell Facebook: Follow us on Facebook for staff announcements, career tips, employee profiles, and more.

Cornell University FacebookStay up to date with university-wide announcements,  insights, and beautiful photography.

Your Cornell: Faculty & Staff News: Weekly email newsletter sent  to all Cornell employees.  

CornellCast: Browse a library of thousands of videos that  cover lectures, events, interviews, performances, even cooking demos and recipes!