Spring Checklist is live

Dec. 18, 2020

Dear Cornellians,

As announced in last week’s student message, all students who intend to enroll in classes for the spring semester, whether you’ll be on campus or studying remotely, must complete the Spring Checklist by January 6. The Spring Checklist is now live.

The Spring Checklist is in place to help you understand your obligations prior to completing enrollment and to continue our health and safety measures on campus. It will be similar to the checklist from the fall but also has important updates. We advise you to complete the checklist as soon as possible. New students, please note this requirement is in addition to the New Students To Do List. The Spring Checklist requires, among other items, your address for the spring semester, emergency contact information, as well as specific information required for on- and off-campus students:

  • Ithaca-based students living off campus: you will be asked to indicate your spring arrival date in Ithaca through the checklist. That arrival date will trigger your arrival test date. You will be sent an email to register for your arrival test the day before your scheduled arrival date. If your arrival date changes or is not yet confirmed, you are required to update your arrival information in the checklist as soon as it is known, and will be able to do so after January 6. Students who have remained in Ithaca this winter should also complete the checklist.
  • Students living on campus: you are also required to complete the Spring Checklist by January 6 but you must first detail your arrival plans in the Housing Portal. Information about how to submit arrival plans, as well as arrival testing information, was sent to all on-campus students last week, and although it is also due by January 6, we strongly encourage you to submit your plans through the portal as soon as possible and then complete checklist.

If you are planning to take a leave of absence for the spring, please contact your college advising office as soon as possible. Any student who is currently on leave, or plans to take leave this spring, does not need to complete the checklist.

On Wednesday we hosted a student and parent forum to provide additional updates about the spring semester. You can view the recording here. As we mentioned in the forum, some of the details about the spring semester are fluid so please continue to check Cornell’s COVID-19 website for the most up to date information.

I wish you the best of luck on your finals, and hope you have a safe, healthy, and happy new year. I look forward to seeing many of you back on campus for the spring semester.


Lisa Nishii
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education