The Cornell campus will be returning to in-person instruction starting with the Fall 2021 semester. Only fall/spring classes that were taught online prior to the pandemic may elect to continue remote teaching and attendance during the fall/spring semesters. (Learn about part-time study.)

Cornell’s School of Continuing Education requires all students to be fully vaccinated by August 26, 2021, in order to come to campus for the Fall 2021 semester. (For more information, read about student health requirements.)

It is critical for the university to have accurate data on the extent of COVID-19 immunizations within the Cornell community in order to make informed decisions about safe campus operations. Cornell has established an easy way for members of the Cornell community to register their vaccination status through the Daily Check using the COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination tool. Registration is required of all Cornell students, faculty, and staff once they have completed the dose schedule for their vaccination.

Students are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their final dose schedule of an authorized vaccine. For the fall semester, Cornell will accept all vaccines approved by the following three organizations: the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), the EMA (European Medicines Agency), and the WHO (World Health Organization).

Medical and religious exemptions will be accommodated, but the expectation will be that our campuses and classrooms will overwhelmingly consist of vaccinated individuals, greatly reducing the risk of infection for all. Individuals who are not able to obtain vaccination prior to arrival for the fall semester, or whose vaccination is not recognized by New York state, will be expected to be vaccinated as soon after their arrival as possible, and Cornell is investigating ways to facilitate this process.

For the safety of everyone in our community, students must not enter campus before they are fully vaccinated.

Note: Individuals who may need disability accommodations should contact Student Disability Services.

Academic calendar

See dates and deadlines for general updates to the academic calendar.

Additional information

Please review Cornell's page on coronavirus information for students for academic information, grading, access to resources, and much more.

If you have questions about courses and more, please contact the SCE registrar's department at