COVID-19 Graduate School Information
Cornell University is closely monitoring the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The health, safety, and well-being of our community is our top priority, and we are working closely with local and state public health officials.
Please view the following pages as well as Cornell’s COVID-19 website for regularly updated information.
Updates for the Graduate Community
Graduate School Updates
Compilation of pandemic-related statements from Graduate School leadership.
Fall 2020 Information
Arrival Information (updated August 12, 2020)
Arrival (and late arrival) in Ithaca, the Re-entry Checklist, and Behavioral Compact.
Course and Modality (updated August 12, 2020)
Course enrollment timeline, modality of fall courses, and impact on graduate student travel and academic expectations.
Funding (updated August 12, 2020)
Funding updates and responses to frequently asked questions.
Health Information (updated August 12, 2020)
Cornell Health services, the Student Health Plan, and public health resources.
Miscellaneous (updated August 12, 2020)
Additional information on Cornell’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Quarantine and Isolation (updated August 12, 2020)
Quarantine and isolation definitions as well as guidelines for proper quarantine and isolation.
Teaching Assistantships (updated August 12, 2020)
Information for teaching assistants both in and outside the U.S. as well as frequently asked questions regarding TA assignments.
Faculty and Fields
Faculty Information (updated August 3, 2020)
Compilation of statements from Graduate School leadership and additional resources for faculty and fields.
Mentoring Remotely During Disruption (updated April 2, 2020)
A guide to mentoring remotely during disruption
Recent University Messages and Updates
Recent Town Halls for Graduate and Professional Students
Ask a Dean
See the responses to student questions about the pandemic
Student FAQs (updated July 31, 2020)
Responses from Provost Michael Kotlikoff and Graduate School Dean Barbara Knuth to student questions regarding reactivation.