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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

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Opening weekend schedules

We highly recommend that parents/guardians and students arrive in time to attend the Dean and Faculty convocations.

Please let us know right away if anyone in your party needs assistance for the mobility and/or hearing impaired in order to attend Opening Day Orientation or the Dean's Convocation.

Activities for parents conclude after the faculty convocation.

  • A three-week program, session 1 (arriving on June 24)
    This includes students in Animal Science: Sustainable Animal Husbandry; Art as Experience; Debate and Rhetoric I; Design Immersion; Fundamentals of Modern Marketing; Green Cities and Sustainable Futures; History and Politics of the Modern Middle East; Hospitality Operations Management: Focus on Foodservice; Inspiring Leadership; International Human Rights in Theory and Practice; War, Peace, Poverty, and Power: Intro to International Relations; Secrets of Business Success; Social Entrepreneurship; The Individual in the Social World; and Veterinary Medicine: Small Animal Practice.
  • A three-week program, session 2 (arriving on July 16)
    This includes students in Animal Science: Captive Raptor Management; Debate and Rhetoric II; Freedom and Justice; Genius and Madness in Literature; Macroeconomics and Current Economic Issues; Negotiations and Conflict Resolution; Shakespeare on Stage; The Business World; The Fashion Studio; Transmedia: Image Sound Motion; Veterinary Medicine: Conservation Medicine; and Veterinary Medicine: Equine Practice.
  • A six-week program (arriving on June 24)
  • A two-week program (arriving on July 1)