Upcoming programs

  • Winter Session 2020 online-course rosters will be available in late-September.
  • Summer College 2020 course rosters will be available in December.

Program expectations

You'll be expected to

  • Attend class daily.
  • Complete all assignments in a timely manner.
  • Read 40 pages a night.
  • Write and revise (several times) an essay on the course material.
  • Explore the world of ideas.
  • Learn to articulate your own conceptions of "freedom" and "justice."


You'll be enrolled in the four-credit course

  • Introduction to Political Philosophy (GOVT 1615)

This course meets

  • Mondays through Fridays, 10:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
  • Mondays through Fridays, 1:15–2:30 p.m.
  • Mondays through Thursdays 3:00–4:45 p.m.

Maximum enrollment: 75

Note: You may combine this program with a three-week B program to create a six-week Dual Program.

Required textbooks and materials

Your required course materials are available for purchase through the Cornell Store. See how to order textbooks and other materials (PDF).

Program events

  • View your opening weekend and check-in schedule.
  • Thursday, July 4: In observance of Independence Day, we will not have classes.
  • Monday, July 8: College Admissions Workshop, 2:30–3:45 p.m.

Final checkout

To receive credit, you must stay until your last exam or project has been submitted. Finals cannot be moved, so make sure to arrange travel plans around your exam schedule.

Residence hall checkout dates and times

  • Earliest: 3:00 p.m., Friday, July 12
  • Latest: Noon, Saturday, July 13

Final meal date

The last meal on your Cornell ID card is breakfast on Saturday, July 13. You will be charged for any Cornell Dining meal taken afterwards.