Deposits & deadlines

A $100 per person, per course, nonrefundable deposit is required at the time of registration. All deposits are applied to the full program charge.

To secure your place in the program, you must submit your full payment by May 1, 2020. If you register between May 1 and June 1, you must submit your full payment at the same time you register. You may lose your place if you do not meet this payment deadline.

Because most of our courses fill before the deadline, we encourage you to register and submit your full program fee as early as possible.

Program charges

Program charges vary depending upon your housing and dining selections below. In addition, some courses and facilities have additional fees as noted in the program descriptions.

What's included?

All program options include the following:

  • The five-day course
  • Banquet dinner on Friday
  • Coffee breaks
  • Hospitality hours
  • Evening lectures
  • Guided walks and talks
  • Welcome and farewell receptions
  • West Campus parking permit
  • Use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities

As noted below, some options also include on-campus housing and a Cornell meal plan.

See housing and dining for details.

Option A: Price per adult staying on campus at the Alice Cook House (CAU's headquarters)

  • Program charge, standard room, and full meal plan (15 meals):
    $2,030 double occupancy, $100 single supplement

Option B: Price per adult staying on campus at the Statler Hotel (available Weeks 2 and 4 only)

  • Program charge, traditional guest room, and full meal plan (15 meals):
    $2,530 double occupancy, $850 single supplement
  • Program charge, traditional guest room, and no meal plan:
    $2,180 double occupancy, $850 single supplement

Option C: Price per adult staying off campus

Note: Most participants staying off campus choose to purchase the CAU meal plan when they register in order to enjoy the full CAU experience. See dining.

  • Program charge, no housing, with full meal plan (15 meals): $1,645
  • Program charge, no housing, and no meal plan: $1,295

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at reduced rates at the nearby Hilton Homewood Suites. See housing for booking details.