COVID-19 & Reactivation Planning
Visit Cornell University's COVID-19 and Reactivation Planning site for the latest information.
The College of Arts & Sciences is working in concert with University leadership to monitor the coronavirus pandemic and provide guidance and resources for students, faculty and staff within the College. The health, safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority. Important resources and news for our College community are included below for quick reference as well as an FAQ section for Arts & Sciences students.
Latest News: Cornell launches public health campaign
Last updated: August 6, 2020
- Live Smarter Public Health Campaign
- University's Operating Status
- University Statements & News on COVID-19 and Reactivation
- Travel Restrictions
- 2020-21 Academic Calendar
- Cornell Library's COVID-19 service updates
- Alerts and Coronavirus Updates for Cornell's International Community
- COVID-19 Graduate School Updates
- Health and Safety Resources
Recent Statements & Updates
- Cornell Student Behavioral Compact now available in Re-entry Checklist (August 5)
- President Pollack emphasizes science behind reactivation decision (August 5)
- Op-Ed: Shift in Quarantine Process Enhances Public Health (August 4)
- COVID testing program update (August 4)
- Student forum: Move-in and quarantine update for students and parents (July 31)
- Important updates regarding quarantine, move-in and enrollment (July 30)
- Employee Assembly staff open forum (July 28)
- COVID-19 travel and visitor policy (July 23)
- COVID-19 and Reactivation Planning Information for Students
- Modified Academic Policies for Fall 2020
- International Students
- Graduate Students
- Financial Matters
- Cornell Health Coronavirus News & Updates. Students who need support should call Cornell Health at 607-255-5155.
- A&S Registrar
- Academic Advising
- Career Development
- Study Abroad
For Faculty & Staff
- COVID-19 and Reactivation Planning Information for Faculty
- COVID-19 and Reactivation Planning Information for Staff
- Fall 2020 Course Preparation
- Coronavirus Research Continuity Guidance
- Cornell Employee Guidance for COVID-19
- A&S Spending Guidance
- HR Guidance for Managers: Hiring, Salary Freeze and Exception Requests
- Signage & Graphics Toolkit for Wayfinding, Access and Public Safety
- College Staff Contacts
- College Leadership Contacts
Frequently asked questions for A&S students
We recommend scheduling an appointment to speak with a Career Development staff member. There are lots of options available to you, including internships (both remote and in person), volunteer opportunities, and professional development. You can develop a customized strategy for your specific situation. Appointments are available via phone or Zoom.
We are still advising for and students may continue to apply to spring 2021 study abroad opportunities. At this point, we do not know whether COVID-19 will impact spring 2021 study abroad.
This is an ongoing and evolving situation that could change with little warning. We expect partners to be flexible with late dates for program deposits, and we encourage all students to avoid making non-refundable payments (deposits, airfare, housing) until closer to the time of departure.
Please continue to check the Office of Global Learning for updates.
Graduate programs and employers are sensitive to the potential impact of COVID-19 on undergraduates. Remember, this is a world-wide pandemic that is impacting everyone – Cornell is not unique. To discuss your specific circumstance and concerns, start by talking with your A&S advising dean or a career counselor in A&S Career Development.
Yes! The School of Continuing Education is offering many courses online and additional courses will be added to the roster throughout the spring.
Yes. For details about how credits taken elsewhere can apply to your degree in A&S and how to seek transfer credit approval, go here.