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Take a CAU class from anywhere!

We’re delighted to announce a CAU Virtual Summer for youth and teens ages 9–15! Join us, free of charge, for online content, challenges, trivia, tours, and more from July 6–31, 2020.

Youth and teen programming

For youth and teens, we're offering free mini-classes led by Cornell students, who will present engaging materials from a sampling of CAU’s most popular on-campus summer offerings. Other online programs include undergraduate student-led video tours of research facilities, Q&A sessions with Cornell students, informational sessions with colleges, trivia contests, and other online educational activities.

Register now for a CAU youth or teen program

Adult programming

We also invite you to check out our free online programs for adults, which 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

Connect with Cornell this summer

To receive announcements about the youth and teen virtual summer, sign up for the CAU Youth and Teen list serve by emailing

We look forward to seeing you online this summer!

Thank you to our donors

Summer 2020 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 interesting in supporting our programs, please see ways to give.