Enjoy an education staycation
& connect with Cornell faculty

CAU is committed to providing you with opportunities to connect with Cornell and university faculty, online, on campus, and around the world.

Join us for synchronous multi-session online courses from the comfort of your own home. Classes feature live lectures with Cornell faculty or graduate students, interactive discussions with other intellectually curious people, and access to outstanding course materials and resources available only to Cornell students.

Adult online programming


Weeklong online courses

Free webinars and videos

Enjoy free online content featuring CAU lectures and courses taught by Cornell faculty.

Youth & teen online programming

Disability services

Cornell University is committed to providing universal access to all university programs. Please contact CAU director Lora Gruber-Hine (lkh24@cornell.edu, 607.255.4800) to request any needed disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

Thank you to our donors

Free online courses and virtual webinars are made possible in part by support from the following funds:

  • The A. David and Nancy Tobin Seminar for the Arts
  • The Kathy Dwyer Marble ’63, MAT ’65, CAU Seminar
  • The Catherine S. Penner Seminar in Writing or Literature, in honor of CAU director emeritus Catherine Penner for her years of distinguished leadership
  • The Walter and Susan Schenker Course in the Humanities or Creative Arts
  • The Ralph Janis Seminar in History, in honor of CAU director emeritus Ralph Janis for his years of distinguished leadership

We’re very grateful to all of our donors for their generous contributions to CAU. If you're interested in supporting our programs, please see ways to give.