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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Winter Session 2017 will run from December 26, 2016, to January 21, 2017, with three-week on-campus classes beginning on January 3, 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 had a positive experience with Cornell University Winter Session. The chaos of spring or fall semester was absent, and I was free to relax and focus on my studies. "

Jay Grollman

Courses and programs

Frequently asked questions

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See the full academic calendar.

Featured winter classes

NS 1150 Nutrition, Health, and Society
January 4-23, 2016
Taught by David Levitsky (online)
ECON 1110 Introductory Microeconomics
Dates vary. Taught by
Lois Gosse (on campus)
Jennifer Wissink (online)
AMST 2020 Popular Culture in the United States, 1950 to the Present
December 28, 2015-January 23, 2016
Taught by Glenn Altschuler (online)

See more featured classes and meet a few of our faculty

Winter Session news