Cornell in Washington (CIW) is working with Cornell leadership to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and help ensure the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and community.

CIW operating status

Our Washington, DC staff have transitioned back to working at the Wolpe Center. Starting August 1, our Ithaca staff will be back to working full time on campus. We continue to encourage prospective students to call or email Michelle Melanson, student services associate, to schedule Zoom or in-person appointments.

For general inquiries

You may also schedule Zoom appointments with Michelle Melanson, student services associate.

2021 Fall Semester

CIW's Fall 2021 Semester will be held in person. All students will be required to follow COVID-19 policies put in place by leadership at Cornell and in Washington, DC. Before moving in all students must be vaccinated. CIW will notify you of any changes to plans as soon as possible.

Please review the CIW Fall Calendar for details and check the Cornell COVID-19 website regularly for university updates.

Contact us

Contact us with any questions.

Online learning FAQs

For a more information, see the complete list of online learning FAQs.