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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


Part-time study gives you the chance to be a part of Cornell, one of the world's greatest and most beautiful universities. To find out more about this institution, visit the Cornell University home page.

Registered part-time students receive an ID card issued by the University Registrar's Office. To access the University computing network, students also are issued a NetID (see identification cards).

Part-time students who register for credit may use facilities directly related to their academic courses. They are eligible to purchase a parking permit or bus pass, or a membership to the Cornell Fitness Centers.

In addition, part-time students may use Cornell Health on a fee-for-service basis (see health and safety).

Also, after registering with the Access Services desk in Olin Library, students may borrow books from the Cornell University Library, one of the leading academic research libraries in the United States.

Housing and dining

Registering for part-time study does not entitle a person to live in university housing. For information about off-campus housing, contact the Office of Off-Campus Living at 607.255.2310 or e-mail

Students who wish to dine on campus may purchase a prepaid meal plan with cash or by credit card. For information, contact Dining, 206 Robert Purcell Community Center, at 607.255.5368.


Part-time students may park in the "C" parking areas without penalty when registering for classes during the first two days of class in the fall and spring. See Cornell University Maps for help finding the "C" parking areas.

Part-time registrants are subject to all regulations governing motor vehicles at Cornell. For details, call Transportation Services at 607.255.PARK.

Bus service

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) provides transit service throughout Tompkins County, including the City of Ithaca and Cornell. TCAT's on-campus bus service connects all parts of the campus.

TCAT monthly passes are available and can be purchased at Commuter and Parking Services. For complete route, fare, and schedule information, visit the TCAT website.

Schedules also are available at the Information and Referral desk in Day Hall.

Additional campus life resources

See visiting for more information, including:

  • emergency contacts
  • information technology at Cornell
  • fun things to do
  • transportation
  • weather

and more.