The Office of Global Learning has created an FAQ to help address many questions that international students and scholars may have. Advising staff is also available remotely to support Cornell's international community and campus partners. Email email@example.com for most questions and services, including CPT, OPT, tax questions and extensions, or call 607-255-5243 during regular business hours for urgent advising questions. Cornell Tech students should continue to work with Cornell Tech Student Services during office hours or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is required for students returning to the U.S. from an international location?
Students are required to inform the university of their arrival date via the Spring Checklist or Daily Check portal. Students arriving from international destinations must adhere to all Cornell testing and quarantine requirements, before being permitted to access campus. The university will provide additional information on the day of your arrival.
Please review this guidance about how to quarantine safely upon arrival. The Tompkins County Health Department and Cornell Health also offer quarantine guidance, and Cornell Health provides answers to frequently asked questions by students in quarantine or isolation.
Before boarding an international flight to the United States, all air travelers, including U.S. citizens, are required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of departure. Alternately, travelers may provide proof of recovery from COVID-19 (a recent positive COVID-19 test and letter from a healthcare provider or health official approving travel). More details on this requirement and related FAQs are available on the CDC's website.