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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

The information on this site pertains to the Summer College 2018 program. If you would like to be notified when 2019 information and applications are available, please join the Summer College announcement list. We also invite you to become a fan of our Summer College Facebook Page.

Accepted students

Opening weekend schedule

This is the opening weekend schedule for students in:

  • A three-week program, session 1 (arriving on June 23)
  • A six-week program (arriving on June 23)

If you'll be arriving after 3:00 p.m.:

  • Contact us to let us know you'll be arriving late (and what time you expect to arrive), and we'll add you to our late-arrival list.
  • Read the late arrival information.
Please see our Location, directions, lodging pages for accommodation and travel information.

Saturday, June 23

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Check-in — North Campus, off Pleasant Grove Road

Residence halls open at 9:00 a.m. We cannot accommodate arrivals before 9:00 a.m. Look for signs directing you to the residence halls, where you'll check in, and to where you'll park on campus.

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Marketplace Eatery in Robert Purcell Community Center (meal plan begins at lunch )

Students will use their Cornell ID; parents/guardians may buy guest meal tickets. Please call ahead (607.255.5952) to let Dining know of any special dietary needs.

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The Cornell Store

Purchase books and other course materials.

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Program Welcome and Dean's Convocation — Bailey Hall

The Summer College director and residential program directors will welcome you to Cornell and Summer College, followed by Glenn C. Altschuler, dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies, and a Weiss Presidential Fellow.

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Faculty Convocation

Students and families will be greeted by faculty and given a program overview.

Please let us know in advance if you need any special accommodations such as sign language interpretation for these events.

(Activities for parents conclude at this time.)

5:00-7:30 p.m.
Dinner — Marketplace Eatery in Robert Purcell Community Center

Students will use their Cornell ID card.

7:30 p.m.
Ice Cream Party — Court-Kay-Bauer Quad

9:30 p.m.
Mandatory Residence Hall Meeting — Residence Hall

Discussion will center on residential policies and getting around campus. By attending this meeting and a couple of required informational get-togethers, you'll learn about college life and how to avoid common problems.

12:00 midnight
Nightly Check-in — Residence Hall

If you are turning in early, please let the Residential Community Advisor (RCA) on your floor know.

Sunday, June 24

7:00-9:30 a.m.
Breakfast — Marketplace Eatery in Robert Purcell Community Center

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lunch — Marketplace Eatery in Robert Purcell Community Center

1:00-4:00 p.m.
Scavenger Hunt — Residence Hall lobby

5:00-7:30 p.m.
Dinner — Marketplace Eatery in Robert Purcell Community Center

5:15-7:15 p.m.
Activities Fair, Balch Unit 1 Lounge

You'll have the opportunity to talk with the Summer College staff and sign up for intramural sports and the summer "Yearbook," and Cornell University Information Technologies will be on hand to answer your computer questions. And be sure to get your free Summer College string bag!

After 7:15 p.m.

The rest of the evening is yours. Find your class locations or just hang out and talk with the other students and residence staff members.

Make sure you get enough sleep--classes begin tomorrow!