Student Life

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As you settle into life as a Cornell student, you'll discover that Cornell is someplace special -- that its location, its diverse student body and the vibe on campus create a community where everyone can find a niche, an activity, an organization or a lab where you feel right at home.

You'll also find vast resources to support your needs, from health care to counseling to academic help and special support for first-year, transfer and international students.

Whether you want to nibble on local food, create music with a jazz group or compete on a club or varsity lacrosse team, more than 1,000 student organizations are already created for you to join. Or you might create one of your own.

Do not compare yourself to other people here. You are on your own journey; you are talented and intelligent enough to radiate your own sunshine instead of standing in others' shadows. --Alexandra McClellan '17