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Information for New Students

Welcome to Cornell!

The Cornell Store is here to help you succeed. We are a department of the university and work closely with the colleges and departments to make it easy for you to get the technology and textbook supplies you’ll need. Plus we offer a huge selection of Cornell clothing and accessories and our store in central campus is a great place to meet up with friends and hang out between classes.

Discounts and Coupons

Yes, we offer great sales at different times of the year. To make sure you learn when we offer free shipping or discounts on clothing, sign up for our emails in the footer area of this page. Also follow us on social media:

Connect in Social Media

We're on Twitter (cornellstore), Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest (thecornellstore). Social media links are provided in the footer below. To connect with other new Cornellians, use #Cornell2023!

Technology Discounts

As a Cornell student you are eligible to receive academic pricing on some computers and software, and free downloads of Microsoft Office Plus 365 and MATLAB. You can shop technology online or in-store at the computer store within our store, called Tech Connect. Our experienced staff will help you find tech that’s right for you, plus we have a local repair center. Call Tech Connect at (607) 255-4941, toll free (866) 277-3010 or email tcconsult@cornell.edu. The Cornell Store is an Apple Authorized Campus Store and you can save on Mac and iPad with Apple education pricing.

How to Buy 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 browse by course. Shopping on our site enables you to:

  • 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.

Useful Tips for New Students

Textbook Tips and Frequently Asked Questions on our About Textbooks page

CornellCard (allows you to make purchases by presenting your Cornell student ID card)

Dorm Supplies Checklist to print (pdf)

Art Supplies, 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.


You can read more about our products and services in About Us and In-store Services. We look forward to seeing you on campus!