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Winter Session 2017 will run from December 26, 2016, to January 21, 2017, with three-week on-campus classes beginning on January 2, 2017. We will update the Winter Session site in September. If you would like to receive an e-mail notice when this happens, please join our e-mail list. In the meantime, you may want to browse through the site to get an idea of what we offer.


The "coolest" season at Cornell, Winter Session is a great opportunity to earn up to four credits in just a few weeks, enjoy small classes, concentrate on intensive study, and get to know your professor and classmates.

Welcome guide

What our students are saying

"I love Cornell; the environment is very different from home (in a good way) and conducive to learning."

Shawn Nichols

Courses and programs

Frequently asked questions

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See the full academic calendar.

Featured winter classes

ASIAN 2250 Introduction to Asian Religions
January 4-23, 2016
Taught by Jane-Marie Law
BIOEE 2640 Tropical Field Ornithology in the Dominican Republic
January 8-22, 2016
Taught by André Dhondt
GOVT 3141 Prisons
December 28, 2015-January 23, 2016
Taught by M. Katzenstein (online)

See more featured classes and meet a few of our faculty

Winter Session news