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Veritas Academy: Faith, Learning, & Making the Most of College

A Pre-College Retreat for Incoming Cornell Freshmen: July 19-21, 2018

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Veritas Academy is a three-day residential experience for incoming Cornell freshmen, held July 19-21 on the Cornell University Campus. Led by Christian faculty, upperclassmen, alumni, and campus ministers, this experience helps incoming students ask the big questions, design a meaningful college experience, learn practical tips, and build a faith community among peers – all before arriving on campus in the fall. The curriculum draws upon The Veritas Forum’s 25 years of experience engaging faith and inquiry on America’s leading campuses.

Students will come out of Veritas Academy with: 

  • Relationships with faculty, upperclassmen, and alumni
  • A framework for integrating faith and learning in college
  • Tools for designing a meaningful college experience
  • A vision for serving and contributing to campus life
  • A faith community of peers before orientation starts

WhenJuly 19 – July 21, 2018
Where: Cornell University Campus
Who: Soon-to-be freshmen at Cornell who are excited to cultivate their faith in college, intentionally contribute to campus life, and meet Christian faculty, upperclassmen, alumni, campus ministers, and peers
What: An intensive learning experience that provides incoming Cornell freshmen with the tools, resources, community and vision to flourish in college

How: Apply by June 30

Cost: $199

Scholarships (including travel costs) are available upon application. Have further questions? Send an email to


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Additionally, you can learn more about the Chesterton House, a Christian Study Center at Cornell University, here.