Summer study and COVID-19

  • Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Cornell University Summer Session will be held entirely online.
  • All regular Summer Session online courses will proceed as scheduled. More will be added to the roster throughout the spring.
  • On-campus courses through August 16 are cancelled. We are working to convert a number of these on-campus courses into online offerings. Please check the online course roster frequently for updates.

Read about summer study and the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Earn credits, catch up, or get ahead during 3-, 6- & 8-week sessions

Our Summer Session offers hundreds of regular Cornell courses taught by outstanding university faculty members. Enrollment is open to all—from undergrads to high school students*, professionals, alumni, and any interested adult.

Summer Session courses are offered on campus, online, and around the world. With choices of 3-, 6-, or 8-week sessions, most classes leave time for travel or a summer job.

During any of the summer sessions, you can benefit from small classes, really get to know your professors, and meet interesting people from around the world.

Consider one of our off-campus special programs for an unparalleled opportunity to explore a topic in depth, do an internship, or study at destinations across the globe. Or, take an online class from anywhere with an internet connection.

If you choose to stay on campus, summer in Ithaca is the perfect time to take advantage of the area's stunningly beautiful gorges, waterfalls, lakes, and parks. Hike, swim, sail, picnic, enjoy a sunset concert on the Arts Quad, and check off #31 on the list of "161 Things Every Cornellian Should Do": Spend a summer here!

*High school students: Read about precollege study options.