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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

"A good way to be productive during the winter break. Also a good opportunity if you want to get a particular class out of the way."

Michael Chant

Courses and programs

Frequently asked questions

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Featured winter classes

CS 1610 Computing in the Arts
January 4-23, 2016
Taught by Graeme Bailey
AMST 2020 Popular Culture in the United States, 1950 to the Present
December 28, 2015-January 23, 2016
Taught by Glenn Altschuler (online)
NS 1150 Nutrition, Health, and Society
January 4-23, 2016
Taught by David Levitsky (online)

See more featured classes and meet a few of our faculty

Winter Session news