To Do List

The following items have summer deadlines.  Please ensure that you complete and submit any necessary forms to the appropriate contact person by the deadline. 
View Cornell's entire Graduate and Professional To Do list here




June 15 Health History Form
  • There are a number of steps involved in completing the Health History Form, and the process may take several weeks to complete. Plan ahead and read the requirements carefully.  Login to mycornellhealth with your net id to complete the forms.  More information can be found here:
  • Cornell Health Office - Phone: 607-255-4364 or 6951 

We understand that you may not be able to meet this deadline this year.  Please try to complete the form before the start of classes.

June 30 Meet the Class After you are term activated (June 25th) you will be added to a Student Services Pre-Orientation Canvas course.  Login to and complete the Meet the Class Assignment.  You will need a recent headshot and a short bio to share with faculty and your classmates.
July 15 Cornell Identification (ID) Card request form due  (photo is needed)

If you do not pre-apply for a student ID, you will experience a delay in receiving your ID card and will need to go to Day Hall to pick it up after August 28. For more information visit the Registrar page.  The link to the ID request is on the Graduate and Professional To Do List

July 31

Student Health Plan Appeals Application

All graduate and professional students will be enrolled automatically in Cornell’s Student Health Plan (SHP).  Visit the SHP webpage (link below) to see rates and details:

Only those students who demonstrate coverage by another insurance policy that meets Cornell’s requirements will be allowed to appeal the charge for the SHIP.  The appeals application deadline is July 31, 2020. An appeals application will be available June 20, 2020.  September 30, 2020 is the deadline to choose to pay in monthly installments (with a small service charge). See the enclosures in your July bursar bill or this website for further details:

August 1
Introduction to Animal Use (Online)

You will have access to the site at the end of June

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
  4. Select “Module 1 - Introduction to the Care and Use of Animals for Research, Teaching and Testing
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
  • William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans
  • 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 16 Commuter and Parking Service Form for Vehicle Permits


August 7 Bursar Bill
  • Take care of all your financial obligations to the University by August 7. Fall tuition must either be paid in full from your own resources, or you must have accepted sufficient financial aid to cover tuition and fees, and promptly submitted all supporting documentation requested, so the estimated amount appears on the Bursar System.

August 8


Cornell Health

Rabies vaccinations are available at the vet school as part of Orientation

August 14 Online Safety Training

You will have access to the site beginning June 29th

  • 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 13 View "Not Anymore" Program

Available August 14 - please complete asap

  • Cornell University is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning, living, and working environment for its students, faculty, and staff members. All incoming graduate and professional students are required to view Not Anymore, an online interpersonal violence prevention program from Student Success™.
  • This video-based program, which takes approximately 40 minutes to complete, will provide critical information about sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, gender discrimination and bystander intervention options.
August 13 Read "How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram Kendi

You have been added to a canvas course that includes a electronic copy of the book.  Please read this in preparation for a group discussion during Orientation.