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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


Spend a Summer Week or More at Cornell with CAU

An Education Vacation for the Whole Family

CAU welcomes everyone to Cornell: singles, couples, families, teens, and groups of friends. Our seminars, workshops, and camps offer a variety of summer fun and learning for all. Our youth and adult programs are designed with families in mind; kids stay busy with camp activities while adults enjoy their own classes and social time.

Summer CAU—stimulating, fun, one of a kind!

CAU lets adults return to the classroom to engage with some of Cornell’s most gifted faculty, without the stress of tests. After a day exploring subjects from sailing to sculpture, the science of beer-making, or ancient philosophy, relax in the company of new friends, attend a free concert on the beautiful Arts Quad, or listen to a thought-provoking lecture.

Stunning campus in the fabulous Finger Lakes

Summer in Ithaca is spectacular. While you’re here, savor Cornell’s beautiful campus and its many offerings, including the Cornell Botanic Gardens, the Lab of Ornithology, the Johnson Museum of Art, and the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Hike the gorges, sail on Cayuga Lake, or tour the renowned Finger Lakes wineries—there’s never a shortage of things to do or see.

One participant described CAU summer classes as “better than a cruise ship—all needs met with more stimulation and no seasickness.”