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.
Last updated: February 19, 2021
- Your Daily Check
- COVID-19 Tracking Dashboard
- Testing Resources
- Coping during COVID-19 mental health resources
- Live Smarter Public Health Campaign
- University's Operating Status
- 2020-21 Academic Calendar
- Travel and Visitor Policy
- International Travel Guidelines
- Alerts and Coronavirus Updates for Cornell's International Community
- Cornell Library's COVID-19 service updates
- COVID-19 Graduate School Updates
- Health and Safety Resources
- Cornell Police or call 607-255-1111 (or 911 in case of emergency)
- Students: Behavioral Compact, Roommate Selection, Public Safety Survey (February 12)
- Op-Ed: Three Things to Keep in Mind As COVID-19 Cases Surge (February 9)
- Announcements and reminders about the spring semester (February 7)
- COVID-19 cluster identified on Ithaca campus (February 5)
- CornellALERT: Increase in COVID-19 cases, Ithaca campus moving to alert level yellow (February 5)
- Vaccine Update (February 4)
- Start of semester: Important updates for faculty (February 3)
- Optional consent for COVID-19 research activities (February 2)
- Students: COVID-19 Updates, Soup & Hope, Spring Textbooks (January 29)
- The Spring Checklist
- The Behavioral Compact
- 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
- Student Organizations & Athletics
For Faculty & Staff
- COVID-19 and Reactivation Planning Information for Faculty
- COVID-19 and Reactivation Planning Information for Staff
- Fall 2020 Course Preparation
- Student Services Updates for the Fall '20 Semester
- Classroom Technology Training for Faculty and TAs
- 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
FAQs for students
How do I connect with my Advising Dean?
Schedule an appointment with your Advising Dean or stop by their Drop-in Hours, held every day, M-F, all semester long.
Can I enroll in classes with time conflicts this spring?
Yes, in some cases A&S students can enroll in two classes that have conflicting times. Please be aware that the university will not allow students to have overlaps with two classes that are both meeting in person. The A&S Registrar's Office will process all other time conflict requests provided that both instructors and departments have given written approval. Please be aware that some instructors and departments will not allow conflicts of any type even for online classes. To obtain approval for adding a class that conflicts with another one in your schedule you may submit a time conflict form available at https://as.cornell.edu/registrar. The A&S Registrar’s Office will start accepting time conflict forms on Feb. 1, prior to the semester start on Feb. 8.
What is the enrollment credit limit for A&S students this spring?
All A&S students can enroll in up to 22 total credits (18 maximum for students on warning/probation). Even though students have the ability to enroll in this maximum without petitioning, the university has strongly recommended that all students limit their enrollment this spring to 18 academic credits to allow for a successful completion of the spring term and to reduce stress.
Please see https://covid.cornell.edu/students/academic-policies-modes/. Any enrollments over 22 must be petitioned (over 18 for students on warning/probation) and students should be aware that for Spring 2021 petitions will only be approved in the case of extraordinary extenuating circumstances.
I’m considering studying abroad during the fall 2021 and/or spring 2022 semesters. What should I be doing now?
Visit the Office of Global Learning’s Study Abroad COVID-19 FAQs regularly for updates on the status of study abroad.