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Information for New Students

Welcome New Students!

The Cornell Store is here to help you succeed. Check out the information below for useful tips.

Request a free Class of 2022 tee shirt!

Newly admitted students may request a free Class of 2022 tee shirt at When you request a tee shirt, you will be added to The Cornell Store's email list. You will receive useful information including:

  • Your textbook list and other important information regarding course materials. 
  • Notification of special sales and in-store events.

Connect in Social Media

We're on Twitter (cornellstore), Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest (thecornellstore)! Social media links are provided in the footer below. Connect with other new Cornellians, use #Cornell2022!

Useful Tips for New Students

Textbooks & Course Materials

  • Shop textbooks on our site and all of your registered classes will appear when you log in using your NetID. You can also shop by course.
  • Compare our prices alongside other merchants like Amazon.
  • View all of your textbook options: new, used, rental & digital versions.
  • Purchase books from The Cornell Store or shop with the other merchants listed.
  • If you purchase books from The Cornell Store, you may choose to pick up your order in store.
  • TakeNote is available for sale within your online booklist. TakeNote is Cornell's only professor approved, supplemental note-taking service. Our goal is to provide high-quality lecture notes in order to enhance and broaden student's understanding of material in many courses on campus. Learn more about TakeNote.

Technology Discounts

The Cornell Store is an Apple Authorized Campus Store. Save on Mac and iPad with Apple education pricing. Shop technology online or in-store at Tech Connect. Our experienced staff will help you find tech that’s right for you, plus we have a local repair center. Contact Tech Connect (607) 255-4941, toll free (866) 277-3010 or email

List of Software Exclusively Available for Cornell University Students

Art, School Supplies & General Books

We have all the supplies you need for your classes including: 

Art Products: Paints, drafting and drawing supplies, pottery tools and clay, specialty papers and brushes.

School and Office Supplies: Notebooks, binders, writing instruments, mailing/packaging supplies, backpacks, laboratory notebooks, goggles and aprons, adhesives and more.

General Books: We offer 20% off general books every day. 

Insignia Apparel & Gifts

The Cornell Store offers an outstanding selection of Cornell clothing and gifts from top brands for men, women and children. Our gift department includes a wide variety of items from lanyards, ID holders and backpacks to household goods and fine gifts.

Convenient In-store Services

The Cornell Store provides many products and services to make living on campus more convenient. View services.

Café Jennie

Café Jennie features Peet’s Coffee & Tea® beverages, delicious Cheesecake Factory baked goods, and mouth-watering sandwiches and wraps designed just for Café Jennie. Big Red Bucks and CornellCard accepted.

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