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: Ithaca campus moving to COVID alert level green
Last updated: SEPtember 17, 2020
- COVID-19 Tracking Dashboard (new)
- Testing Resources (new)
- Coping during COVID-19 mental health resources (new)
- Live Smarter Public Health Campaign
- University's Operating Status
- 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
- Ithaca campus moving to COVID alert level green (September 16)
- Ithaca campus moving to COVID alert level yellow (September 3)
- Important message regarding New York state guidelines (September 2)
- Surveillance testing set to begin Sept. 3 (September 1)
- Faculty: Important information for the fall semester (September 1)
- Students: Important information for the fall semester (August 31)
- COVID-19 cluster identified on the Ithaca campus (August 29)
- We can do this! (August 28)
- Faculty and staff town hall: Beginning the semester (August 28)
- Supporting our Cornell colleagues (August 26)
- COVID-19 tracking dashboard and alert system (August 25)
- 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
- Student Services Updates for the Fall '20 Semester (new)
- Classroom Technology Training for Faculty and TAs (new)
- Coronavirus Research Continuity Guidance
- Cornell Employee Guidance for COVID-19
- A&S Spending Guidance (revised 8/27/20)
- 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
Schedule an appointment with your Advising Dean or stop by their Drop-in Hours, held every day, M-F, all semester long.
Refer to A&S Pre-health website for the latest FAQ and contact for assistance in planning your semester.
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 any in person classes and some departments/instructors will not approve time conflicts of any type. To obtain approval for adding an online 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 requests on Sept. 2 after the pre-enrollment period is completed.
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 fall to 18 academic credits to allow for a successful completion of the fall term and to reduce stress. Please see https://covid.cornell.edu/students/academic-policies/. Any enrollments over 22 must be petitioned (over 18 for students on warning/probation) and students should be aware that for Fall 2020 petitions will only be approved in the case of extraordinary extenuating circumstances.
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.