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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Join us!

A welcome from the director

I invite you to join us this summer at Cornell to get a world-class education while enjoying all of the pleasures of summer in the Finger Lakes.

Cornell’s Summer Session features open admissions and outstanding instructors, nearly all of whom are regular faculty members here. Classes are offered on and off campus and via online learning, leaving time for travel or a summer job.

During any of the summer sessions, you can actually get to know your professors, and you're sure to be surrounded by intriguing people of all ages from all over the world.

You’ll be able to fulfill requirements, possibly accelerate your degree, gain personal satisfaction, grow professionally, immerse yourself in a new language, and/or ease your fall/spring course load. For an unparalleled opportunity to study a given area in depth, consider one of our on- or off-campus special programs.

Summer in Ithaca is also the perfect time to take advantage of the area’s stunningly beautiful gorges, waterfalls, lakes, and parks—hike, swim, sail, picnic, enjoy a sunset concert on the Arts Quad...

However you look at it, attending one of these programs is a great way to enjoy the best of summer AND the best of Cornell!

Charles W. Jermy, Jr.

Senior Associate Dean, School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, and Director, Cornell University Summer Session