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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Winter Session 2020 will run from December 26, 2019 to January 18, 2020, with three-week on-campus classes beginning on January 2, 2020. We will update the Winter Session site in September. If you would like to receive an email when this happens, please join our email list. In the meantime, you may want to browse through the site to get an idea of what we offer.

Ithaca and the Finger Lakes

Ithaca is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, one of the Northeast’s most attractive vacation areas.

The city of Syracuse, the Finger Lakes Wine Trail, and several centers for the performing arts are all within an hour’s drive. The Catskill Mountains and Adirondack Park are approximately three hours away, and New York City, Philadelphia, and Toronto are less than five hours away.

Ithaca has an abundance of local stages, movie theaters, bookstores, museums, galleries, and one-of-a-kind shops, so there's plenty to do when you want to go off campus or when your friends and family come to visit. is a great source for where you can stay and eat, and the Ithaca Journal, the Ithaca Times, and the Ithaca Voice will let you know what there is to see and do.