Program expectations

You'll be expected to

  • Attend for the full duration of each class, barring illness or extenuating circumstances.
  • Complete all assignments in a timely manner.
  • Participate actively in discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and construction of devices.
  • Complete reading and design work out of class as assigned.
  • Observe all safety protocols.
  • Demonstrate a spirit of cooperation, courtesy, and professionalism.


You'll be enrolled in the non-credit course

  • Robotics (UNIV 1109)

NOTE: No prior experience with robotics is required. We do, however, encourage students with experience programming in C/C++, Java, or other similar languages to enroll. Programming experience will enable students to get the most out of this fast-paced course in robotics and engineering.

This course meets

  • Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Note: You may combine this program with a three-week 2 program to create a five-week Dual Program.

Maximum enrollment: 56

Required textbooks and materials

Instructions for how to purchase a Robotics Kit ($245) will be sent to registrants via email in June.

Visa information for international students

  • If you attend only this program, you do not need to obtain an F-1 student visa. Instead, you need to obtain a tourism/business visa.
  • If you combine this program with one of Summer College's three-week credit-bearing programs for a five-week Dual Program, you need to obtain an F-1 student visa as outlined on the International Applicants page. This visa will cover the dates of the credit-bearing program and allow you to enter the U.S. 30 days before that program starts (which will cover the Robotics program) and stay up to 60 days after the end of your program.

Program events

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: Noon, 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.