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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 2 (arriving on July 15)

Please let us know if you'll be arriving after 2:00 p.m. and read the late arrival information. We'll add your name to the late-arrival list. Please see our Location, directions, lodging pages for accommodation and travel information.

Sunday, July 15

9:00 a.m.-2:00 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. Signs will direct you to parking areas as well as to the residence halls, where you'll check in.

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lunch — Marketplace Eatery in Robert Purcell Community Center (meal plan begins)

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

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.

8:00 p.m.
Ice Cream Party/Activities Fair — 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.

11:00 p.m.
Nightly Check-in — Residence Hall

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

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