To Do List

Please visit the Graduate & Professional, Fall 2023 To Do List. Here, you will find various items to be completed with deadlines throughout the summer, and as early as June. 

In addition to the Graduate & Professional, Fall 2023 To Do List, the following items are specific to the College of Veterinary Medicine and have summer deadlines.  Please ensure that you complete and submit any necessary forms to the appropriate contact person by the deadline.




June 9 Meet the Class

Please complete the Meet the Class survey in Qualtrics.  You will need a recent headshot and a short bio to share with faculty and your classmates.

If the hyperlink does not work, copy and paste the following in your browser:

July 21 QPR Institute’s Question, Persuade, Refer “gatekeeper” training

Sign up for, and complete the QPR Institute’s Question, Persuade, Refer “gatekeeper” training, which teaches people without professional mental health backgrounds to recognize the signs that someone is in significant distress, and how to get help for someone who may be suicidal.  Through this program, members of the veterinary community will be better able to assist colleagues and friends who might be in crisis.  Compliments of the AVMA, this training can be accessed for free at  Use the organization code AVMA-OPEN when setting up your QPR Institute Account. 

Upon completion of the training, please download your certificate, name it with your full name, and upload it here.

August 1 Emergency Contact Form

All students must complete the Emergency Contact Form. Please click the link and complete the form. Once you have signed it, the form will automatically be sent to us. 

August 1 Financial Aid Recipients
  • Sign Online Master Promissory Note and Complete Entrance Counseling
  • For both Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans and PLUS loans, go to
  1. Sign in using your FSA ID and password.
  2. Complete Entrance Counseling.
  3. Complete Direct Subsidized/ Unsubsidized and PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN).
  • Note: You must complete both the MPN and the Entrance Counseling.  Your loan(s) will not be disbursed until both are completed. 

Health Professions loans

  • You will receive an email from our student loan servicer Heartland ECSI with instructions for completing the promissory note and required disclosures. Make sure to check your SPAM folder to ensure that it has not been misdirected

Direct Deposit

  • If you are receiving financial aid and expect a refund for your living expenses, it is highly recommended that you sign up for Direct Deposit to expedite your refund. Fall refunds are issued in the last two weeks of August and if you are not signed up for Direct Deposit, you will need to pick up a check in the Bursar’s Office at 260 Day Hall.
August 4 Online Safety Training

You will have access to the site at the end of June, and you will need your Cornell credentials to access it.

  • Complete EHS 2550 - CVM Laboratory Safety and Formaldehyde Awareness online course before your first lab.  If you have any questions or issues with the link you can reach out to
August 4 Introduction to Animal Use (Online)

Please access the course at:

  1. Click on Access Online Training
  2. At the left side of the ALL homepage, select the heading “Tracks” 
  3. Select the subheading “Cornell University
    1. Select “Module 1 - Introduction to the Care and Use of Animals for Research, Teaching and Testing
August 4 Review Student Handbook

It is important that you review the College of Veterinary Medicine Student Handbook. Please take some time to become familiar with it prior to orientation.

If the hyperlink does not work, copy and paste the following to your browser:

July 15 Cornell Graduates Only (Student ID)

Since you recently graduated from Cornell, you will not get a new student ID automatically. If you wish to obtain a new student ID then:

  1. "Upload Student ID Card Photo" in the Graduate & Professional, Fall 2023 To Do List.
  2. Send an email to with subject line, "Cornell Graduate - New Student ID Request"
    • In this email include, your name, NetID, confirm that you have uploaded a student ID card photo, and confirm that you want a new student ID.