We did it! A team of 400 staff, students, faculty, and some community members made it possible to welcome more than 8,000 students to campus August 14-20th. Combined, they worked about 2,800 hours with us, in addition to their typical workload. We had individuals, work teams, student organizations, and athletes working together to ensure a smooth transition for new and returning students into our campus community .

Check-in’s reflect nearly 300 staff/faculty who shared their Cornell pride, smiles, and greetings with guests. More than 130 students contributed to our dynamic team, creating familiar faces for students to run into on campus as they settle in. Six OSFL chapters participated, with Delta Chi and Zeta Psi having the largest representation; and four athletic teams signed up together. Cornell Womens Soccer had the largest group of any this year. 31 players and coaches were scattered across north and central campus offering warm welcomes and wayfinding on Monday afternoon.

Thanks to you, students and their families had a great experience coming to campus and getting settled into their rooms. There are always some bumps from an event perspective when something this large is underway and Move-in 2023 was no exception. Thanks to the flexibility of many, we were able to pivot and correct course quickly as needed, and the result was another successful move-in week!

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Welcoming thousands of new and returning residential students for the beginning of the academic year requires participation from hundreds of staff and faculty from across the institution, as well as Cornell alumni, families, friends and student groups. This is one of the most exciting times of the year, as campus starts to transform and our newest Cornellians begin to explore their new surroundings and opportunities. Please join us in supporting this important campus-wide event to help welcome them and help to answer questions they may have.

This page is where you will find everything you need to know about supporting Cornell's Opening Week Move-in experience. Roles, responsibilities, available shifts, details on where to go, how to get there, and ways we will show our appreciation for your participation in welcoming students back to campus. Please scroll through the page for all the details, and don't forget to check back often for updates as the event nears!

Ready to sign up? Some helpful tips:

  • Click the "REGISTER" button to start selecting shifts to work. Shifts are sorted by day; keep scrolling to get to the end of the week.
  • What you see is what's available. Shifts will disappear once they are fully staffed.
  • ONLY sign up for the shifts you know you can do, and please don't sign up for overlapping shifts.
  • Once you select shifts, click "LOGIN" at the very bottom of the page to continue navigating registration.

Information Center

Everything you need to know about supporting Cornell's Opening Week Move-in experience.

Roles, responsibilities, available shifts, details on where to go, how to get there, and how we will show our appreciation for your participation in welcoming students back to campus.

Training Resources

Watch the Zoom Training session recording (accessible to those with netid). After a high level overview, team leads broke into their workgroups for shift specific information.

The Canvas Course is open. Please review the modules prior to your shift! Some are having trouble accessing Canvas, so if you can't review the entire course and the zoom recording isn't working for you, you can review the presentation here. This contains the most essential information.

South Campus Schedule Change M-F Assisted Move-in times for South Campus have shifted to 8:30am-6pm. If you are signed up for any of these shifts and CAN come early or stay after 4pm, please let us know via [ceshelp@cornell.edu]. We appreciate your flexibility and realize some will not be able to stay past 4pm. We will do the best we can to keep it staffed.

See your schedule! If you have a Cornell netid, access your schedule here. If you are a community member without a netid, your schedule can be found here.

Area Leads See your teams here.

Shuttle Schedules

Church/RPCC (HOSTS and EMPLOYEES) Van

  • 5:30am-9:30am, 11:00am-2:30pm and 3:30pm-7:00pm

Shuttle from the Mall to RPCC/RPCC to Mall (STUDENTS, HOSTS if needed) Small Bus/Van

  • Monday 8/14
    8:30am-1pm, 38 passenger shuttle to accommodate Outdoor Odyssey return and large numbers 1pm-9pm, CU Van dispatched by lead at Mall or RPCC for pickups/drop offs
  • Tuesday 8/15 – Friday 8/18 8:30am – 9pm CU Van dispatched by lead at Mall or RPCC for pickups/drop offs

Location for pick-up/drop off:

  • RPCC at bus stop across from Townhouses/RPCC on Jessup Rd
  • Mall at bus stop in-between outside entrance to Dick’s sporting goods and Cayuga Medical

GUEST Shuttles to Central Parking M-F 8:30am-7pm (Small Bus)

  • WEST campus shuttle
    Route/Stops: Campus Rd TRB Lot, Tower Rd. Peterson/Alumni Field Lots, Campus Rd. Bartels/Crescent Lots, Kennedy Hall, Day Hall, West (Baker Flag Pole)
  • NORTH campus shuttles
    Route/Stops: Campus Rd TRB Lot, Tower Rd. Peterson/Alumni Field Lots, Campus Rd. Bartels/Crescent Lots, Kennedy Hall, Day Hall, RPCC (Jessup Rd. Bus stop)

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Please email Conference & Event Services at ceshelp@cornell.edu with questions.

Roles & Responsibilities - FACULTY & STAFF
Roles & Responsibilities - FACULTY & STAFF

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members are all welcome to be move-in hosts! Hosts will serve as greeters, assisting with wayfinding, providing directions to campus buildings, amenities and answering questions. Requirements: Smiles Cornell Pride *Note: Many roles require standing for periods of time, with tents and chairs nearby for occasional breaks.

Roles & Responsibilities - CU STUDENTS
Roles & Responsibilities - CU STUDENTS

Student Hosts will serve as greeters, assisting with wayfinding, providing directions to campus buildings, amenities and answering questions. Students are invited to accompany the students and families into the residence halls providing personalized assistance with transporting their belongings to rooms. Requirements: Smiles Cornell Pride *Note: Many roles require standing for periods of time, with tents and chairs nearby for occasional breaks.

Zone Assignments
Zone Assignments

North Campus - Unloading Zones West Campus - Unloading Zones South Campus - Unloading Zones Host Check-in at RPCC Student Check-in at Ithaca Mall Gap Team - goes anywhere

Host Appreciation/Incentives
Host Appreciation/Incentives

We can't do this without YOUR help! Faculty and staff will receive Awardco Points: 1 day = $25 points 2 days = $50 points 3 or more days = $75 points Temporary employees and community members will receive Cornell Store gift cards in the same increments. STUDENTS: Shifts worked will apply to community service hour requirements. Verification will be provided by request. Students who work afternoon shifts until 6pm will receive meal tickets upon checking out with their zone leader.

Parking
Parking

Please park off campus and take a shuttle to RPCC to check-in. OFF-CAMPUS PARKING OPTIONS Monday - Friday Ithaca Mall ~ Park near Dick's Sporting Goods ~ Shuttles run 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. ~ Use bus stop between Dicks and Cayuga Medical First Congregational Church 309 Highland Road ~ Shuttle on continuous loop 5:30 AM - 9:30 AM 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Registration Tips

A couple of notes:

  1. You will need to create an account the first time you use StarRez.
  2. Please note your shift start and end times to prevent double-booking yourself. There are intentional 30 minute overlaps to allow travel time between two locations and some on-site training from your Zone Leader.
  3. What you see is what's available. Shifts will disappear once they are fully staffed.
  4. Click the "REGISTER" button to start selecting shifts to work. Shifts are sorted by day; keep scrolling to get to the end of the week.
  5. Once you select shifts, click "LOGIN" at the bottom of the shift list to continue navigating the registration page.

Visit the Registration Page, complete the fields, and once you click "SUBMIT" you will receive a confirmation email from noreply@starrezevents.com with Subject: Event confirmation - Move-In Host Registration Hub. In addition, you will receive regular updates as more details are finalized.

Register as a Team

Please contact ceshelp@cornell.edu with your team name, size and preferred shift(s) and we will try to accommodate.

Host Headquarters

Robert Purcell Community Center Check-In MUST be done on your first day of hosting to pick up your shirt, materials, and snacks. If you are scheduled for 2 days or more, you may take 2 shirts. The only exception to this is for those working student check-in at the mall. Those assigned to the mall may go directly there for their first shift.

Once you have your materials for the week, you can report directly to your shift assignment location to check in with your Zone Leader. Stop by 206 RPCC to re-stock supplies as needed.

Shuttles will transport those working on West and South campus from RPCC. Wait at RPCC's main entrance for the next shuttle to arrive.

Shuttles will also transport you back to the church or mall at the end of your shift.

The Shuttle Coordinator will be available in 206 RPCC to assist with rides.

First Shift Check-in at RPCC, Room 206,   217 Jessup Rd, Ithaca, NY 14853
First Shift Check-in at RPCC, Room 206, 217 Jessup Rd, Ithaca, NY 14853
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