Welcome to Weill Cornell Medicine

Orientation Presentation

An orientation for newly arrived postdocs can be foundPDF icon here.


Postdoc Orientation dates


1300 York - Auditorium A-250 (2nd Floor)

 Jun 12, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  A-250

 Jun 25, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  A-250

 Jul 9, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30  A-250

 Jul 23, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  A-250

 Aug 6, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  A-250


 Belfer Research Building (2nd or 3rd floor conference room)

 Aug 20, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  BB 204-A (2nd Floor)

 Sep 3, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  BB 302-B (3rd Floor)

 Sep 17, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  BB 302-B (3rd Floor)

 Oct 1, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  BB 302-B (3rd Floor)

 Oct 15, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  BB 204-A (2nd Floor)

 Oct 29, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  BB 302-B (3rd Floor)


Information Technologies & Services

The Information Technologies & Services Department (ITS) provides comprehensive IT infrastructure, management, service, training and support for the Weill Cornell Medicine community. Please visit the SMARTDesk for any technical assistance you may need connecting your laptop or mobile device to WCM systems.

Computer Assistance:

  • Call (212) 746-4878
  • Monday-Friday
  • 7 a.m. -7 p.m.

WCM Library Commons

1300 York Avenue

New York, NY

M-F 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sun. 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

E-mail Activation:

The Center Wide ID, (or “CWID”, pronounced “seaweed”), is a unique identifier consisting of a seven character username assigned to all faculty, staff, and students. This ID is used to log into most major WCM and NewYork-Presbyterian computing systems. It also constitutes the first section of the WCM email address (CWID@med.cornell.edu). CWIDs usually consist of three initials of the user's name (first-middle-last, or for those with no middle name, two letters from the first name and one from the last) and a four digit numeric identifier.

The administrative manager of your department will begin the e-mail account creation process. Either prior to, or on your Orientation date, you will be issued a temporary password which can be reset. Web mail online can be accessed through Microsoft Office 365.


ITS provides electronic distribution of all WCMC-supported applications. Download software for your work computer.

The WCM Samuel J. Wood Library provides a Scientific Software Hub where you can find software that is supported by the library.

ITS also provides the WCM community with all the necessary tools to fulfill personal software purchasing needs. The OnTheHub store allows faculty, staff, and students to purchase personal licenses of popular software to use on your home devices.

Emergency Information:

In order to receive official notifications, your DA should submit your initial contact info via Weill Cornell Online Directory

Cornell Emergency is the place for emergency announcements, contact numbers, procedures, and planning.

Emergency Notifications through Weill Cornell Alert are sent to phones, email, & pagers.

You can update your emergency contact information by e-mail alerts@med.cornell.edu. Provide name, CWID, updated contact information and related device (e.g. home phone, cell phone, alternate email). Or log onto the Online Directory. Update Contact Information.

ITS will install an Weill Cornell Medicine Emergency App on your cell phone and desktop shortcut on your work computer providing a link to the Weill Cornell Emergency website.