Cornell's Adult University (CAU) is working with Cornell leadership to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and help ensure the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and community.

  • Please visit the Cornell COVID-19 website regularly for updates, information, and resources.
  • Review the information below for updates about CAU programs and contact us if you have any questions.

Wishing you well, the CAU staff

CAU operating status

Although our office in B20 Day Hall is closed and we are working remotely, we remain open for business by phone and email and (by appointment) via Zoom.

For general inquiries

Or review the CAU contact page.

2021 summer programs

CAU will offer weeklong online classes for adults (and youth 10-15) between July 12 and August 6.

Note: Due to COVID-19, there will be no residential or on-campus programs this summer.

CAU online courses & webinars

Adult online programming

Join us for multi-session courses, hourlong webinars, live lectures with Cornell faculty, and interactive discussions with other intellectually curious people.

Youth and teen online programming

For youth and teens, ages 9–15, we offer recordings of free mini-classes led by Cornell students and are developing future online educational activities.

For more information

Please contact us if you have further questions.

We also invite you to sign up for our email list and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.