Complete the winter/spring checklist for Spring 2022 enrollment

Dec. 1, 2021

Dear Cornellians,

Today we launch the 2022 winter/spring checklist required of all students on the Ithaca and Geneva campuses who intend to be enrolled for the spring semester. The checklist submission deadline is December 15, 2021.

The winter/spring checklist is an important communication tool between you and Cornell. The contact and arrival information you share with us determines your surveillance testing schedule for the remainder of the fall term and the winter break period (for students remaining in Ithaca after December 19), and it initiates your arrival test at the beginning of the spring semester.

While the complexities of the pandemic continue to evolve, we are still determining what our surveillance testing regimen will look like this spring. However, we do intend to test all students within three days of their return to Ithaca, regardless of vaccination status. Please note, if you remain in Ithaca over the winter break period and continue to participate in surveillance testing, you will not have to participate in an additional arrival test.

In addition to the checklist, undergraduate students with on-campus housing contracts (other than university-owned Greek housing) will receive an email from the housing portal, which will provide more details about the move-in process. Cornell Housing will ask you for additional details about your return plans and you will be able to select a move-in day and time based on the location from which you are arriving.

It is understandable that spring arrival plans may not yet be solidified but we ask that you give us your best estimate, knowing that the checklist will remain open after the December 15 completion deadline, should you need to update your arrival date. Reminder notices will be sent prior to your arrival date with information about your arrival test and reminding you to adjust the date if your plans have changed.

Enrollment holds will begin on December 16 for any checklists not submitted by December 15.

We wish you the best of luck as you prepare for the end of the semester. Now or over the upcoming break, we encourage you to take extra measures to keep yourself and others healthy by getting your flu vaccine and COVID-19 booster, now available to all adults over the age of 18, so that we may start the spring semester strong.


Ryan Lombardi
Vice President for Student and Campus Life

Lisa Nishii
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Kathryn J. Boor
Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education