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Chesterton House

A Center for Christian Studies at Cornell

Chesterton House Pre-Orientation Programs

Welcome to the Chesterton House and our Pre-Orientation program 2017!

Our program is designed to provide all incoming and interested first-year students and transfers the opportunity to transition from summer into the academic year in light of Christian faith.

  • 24-hour Experience: Chesterton House Overnight 2017 is a mini-retreat that transitions students from summer into their first year at Cornell. Join fellow first-year and some upper class students prior to orientation in order to meet classmates, learn about life at Cornell, and glean wisdom in the context of Christian fellowship. We will spend our time in team-building activities, learning from a Christian faculty member, reflecting, discussing with upperclass students, strengthening comraderie through meals, and relaxing as well. The Overnight takes place Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 1:00pm to Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:00am. The cost of the overnight is $75. To register, please fill out this FORM and we will be in touch with you very soon! Register by July 30 and you will be granted an early move-in to your residance hall the morning of 8/17. If you need any assistance, please email:


Chesterton House is a faith-based organization that affirms the Apostles Creed and seeks to serve students by connecting them with important resources for situating the college years within the framework of Christian faith. Chesterton House is an affiliate organization of Cornell University through Cornell United Religious Work, but the Chesterton House Overnight is not a Cornell program.

"Real development is not leaving things behind, as on a road, but drawing life from them, as on a root." ~ G.K. Chesterton