Update on virtual resources

April 20, 2020

Dear Cornellians,

As we begin the third week of virtual learning, you may be consumed with your classes. Now more than ever, it is important that you also make time to step away from your academic work, connect with your friends and give yourself a much-needed break.

We continue to grow our list of virtual engagement opportunities, and I hope you have found them useful as we try to stay connected to one another while continuing to distance ourselves physically.

Away from campus, you may be finding yourself missing the resources that were available to you in Ithaca. The staff in Student & Campus Life is working diligently to support you, and I have highlighted some of the services we are offering below. You can follow along with @cornellstudentlife for more.

Staying Healthy:

  • The medical and mental health professionals at Cornell Health are expanding their telehealth services to provide care for students in and away from Ithaca. Telehealth services are available regardless of location and they complement the in-person care for students who remain in the Ithaca area. (Note: in-person care is currently limited to COVID-19-related testing and urgent care.)
  • Cornell Health's Coping During COVID-19 webpage offers information about how to get mental health support, along with lots of great resources for supporting student well-being.
  • Cornell Wellness and Cornell Fitness Centers offer dozens of free virtual wellness classes for students each week.

Staying Connected:

I encourage you to continue to utilize these resources. I know this has been a difficult transition for all of us, and I hope you remain healthy, remember to practice self-care and reach out when you need support.


Ryan Lombardi
Vice President for Student & Campus Life