For students registered in spring part-time study

On March 10, Cornell President Martha Pollack announced that, beginning on April 6, the university will move to virtual instruction for the rest of the semester. In addition, all undergraduate and many professional degree students are asked to leave campus at the start of spring break.

Many of you have been asking what this decision means for your spring studies. We want to assure you that here at the School of Continuing Education (SCE) we are working hard to understand the implications of this move and how we can best support you during this time.

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

See dates and deadlines for general updates to the spring academic calendar. The new academic schedule is as follows:

  • First day of online instruction: Monday April 6
  • Last day to ADD a seven-week course: Tuesday, April 14
  • Last day for DROP/Grade Change: Tuesday, April 21
  • Last day of online instruction: Tuesday, May 12
  • Study days: May 13 - 15
  • Exam period: May 16 - 23

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

Phone: 607.255.4987 (messages are checked twice a day)
Email: (please use “COVID-19” in your subject line)

Please also visit this web page frequently for updates.

We will be in touch as we have more information.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.