At this time, all previously scheduled Cornell Summer Session online courses, along with the Prefreshman Summer Program (PSP), Veterans' Summer Bridge Program, and Cornell in Washington courses, will be delivered online.
Cornell University has announced plans for the fall semester, which include a hybrid approach to a residential semester (with in-person, online and hybrid teaching modalities) and robust virus testing. Fall classes will start Sept. 2, according to a modified academic calendar that will have most students return home before Thanksgiving break. Students will finish the term with online instruction and exams in December, before a delayed start to the spring semester in February.
For those unable to return to Ithaca for the fall semester, remote learning options will be available.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the deadline to return rental textbooks?
The Cornell Store has extended the rental return deadline to September 5, 2020. If you are not returning to Cornell for the fall semester, we will provide a solution for returning your rentals at no expense to you. If you wish to keep your rented textbooks permanently, you may do so by converting your rental to purchase by contacting The Cornell Store’s Customer Care.
Can I access library materials and research help when I'm off campus?
Online resources and virtual research help are available. The Library is rolling out services to give scholars and researchers access to physical collections, continues to provide enhanced online resources for Cornell students and faculty and is also planning other services over the course of the summer.
Tools for Remote Learning
The Learning Strategies Center has developed a checklist to help students prepare to learn remotely. Below are additional resources to help get you started.