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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Cornell-UPR Interuniversity Relief Program


Information for Universidad de Puerto Rico students

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Cornell University is offering a full semester of study — including free tuition, room, and board — in spring 2018 for

  • up to 50 full-time undergraduate and professional master’s degree students and
  • up to 8 graduate research degree students
from the Universidad de Puerto Rico (University of Puerto Rico/UPR).

Qualified students will take Cornell courses or participate in research, earn credits, live alongside Cornell students on the Ithaca campus, and receive an official Cornell transcript. They also will have access to Cornell’s resources, including libraries, computing facilities and laboratories, support services, and activities.

Undergraduate and professional master’s degree students are expected to arrive on campus by Sunday, January 21, 2018 for orientation. Research degree students will make arrival arrangements through Cornell’s Graduate School.

Classes will run from January 24 through approximately May 22, including final exams.

Please review the following pages for details. And don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Learn more

Read about UPR students preparing to come to campus in the Cornell Chronicle (January 16, 2018): "U of Puerto Rico students prep to take refuge at Cornell" .

Read more about this initiative in the Cornell Chronicle (October 30, 2017): "Cornell offers U of Puerto Rico students academic haven".

"University of Puerto Rico students welcomed at Cornell following hurricane aftermath" Read article in the Ithaca Journal (January 23, 2018).

Learn how to make a gift to the Universidad de Puerto Rico Student Support Fund.