Cornell's Adult University (CAU) is working with Cornell University leadership to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and help ensure the health and well-being of our participants, faculty, staff, and community. Given the uncertainties of this rapidly evolving situation, we encourage you to visit the Cornell coronavirus website regularly for updates and information.

After much deliberation, due to concerns over COVID-19, Cornell leadership has cancelled all on-campus CAU programs for summer 2020. This applies to on-campus adult, youth, and teen programs from July 5 through August 1.

We will be in direct contact with all registered participants affected by these cancellations.

We share in your disappointment over these cancellations and apologize for any inconvenience. We are determined to make next year's CAU summer the best ever.

CAU Virtual Summer

In the meantime, CAU remains committed to providing you with opportunities to connect with Cornell and university faculty this summer. To that end, we have developed a CAU Virtual Summer, which will offer free virtual content from July 6-31, 2020.

Our online offerings for adults will consist of weeklong courses, daily live lectures and discussions with Cornell faculty, and opportunities for interactive discussions with other intellectually curious people.

Learn more about adult programming

For youth and teens, ages 9–15, we're offering free mini-classes led by Cornell students, video tours of research facilities, Q&A sessions with Cornell students, informational sessions with colleges, trivia contests, and other online educational activities.

Learn more about youth and teen programming

Refunds for the CAU summer on-campus programs

Due to the cancellation of CAU’s summer on-campus programs, you will receive a full refund for your deposit and program charge payment. Please allow six to eight weeks to process your full refund. Your money will be refunded in the same manner your payment was received. For example, if you paid by check, your refund will be processed by check.

For more information

Please contact us if you have further questions.

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

CAU communications

Email to CAU summer 2020 participants (March 31, 2020)
CAU Virtual Offerings and Refunds (April 8, 2020)