For the Cornell community:
Cornell University COVID-19 Updates
Additional COVID-19 information for the Graduate School community:
- COVID-19 Graduate School Updates
- FAQ (COVID – 19)
- Fall 2020 Student FAQs (7/31/20)
- Reactivation FAQs
- Faculty Information (COVID-19
- Health Information (COVID-19)
- Mentoring Remotely During Disruption (COVID-19)
- Resources (COVID-19)
- Cornell’s coronavirus website is the central source for accurate and ongoing updates from the university. This website includes helpful resources and a frequently refreshed FAQ section.
- The Graduate School’s newly created COVID-19 Updates contains all Graduate School COVID-19 communications and resources.
Cornell COVID-19 Websites
- Cornell Health COVID-19 page and COVID-19 Quarantine
- Cornell Global Learning Immigration and COVID-19
- Cornell Libraries
- Cornell Student Disability Services COVID-19 Update
- Cornell Tech COVID-19 Updates
- Cornell Tech Student FAQs
Changes to Exam Requirement
- Conduct exams remotely – All exams should be conducted remotely until notified otherwise. This includes exams scheduled previously. All participants, including the student, can participate remotely from different locations.
- Proctor Requirements – The proctor requirement for remote exams (A, B and M) has been waived for tests occurring during the remainder of Spring 2020. Although we believe a proctor for A Exams continues to have value for fields where the model has been an on-site, no-notes, monitored exam, we also believe that it is essential that we adhere to social distancing guidelines and remote work practices for those who may be asked to proctor. Under the current circumstances we ask that special committees design and administer the A exam in a way that will not require proctoring while preserving standards of academic integrity.
- Exam Scheduling – Please encourage students to schedule exams 7 days in advance using the online scheduling forms available on Graduate School Forms page. Once digitally signed and submitted by the student the schedule form will automatically be routed to the field and special committee for approval.
- Students should enter Remote via Zoom in the Exam Location field on the form.
- Faculty should indicate Remote Participation using the checkbox provided for participating remotely.
- Fields may assist with setting up the remote meeting or request that students do so directly.
- Announcement of Exams – Because the campus is moving toward a model of mostly remote work, please announce exams to all field faculty via email at the time of the scheduling via email. Include the date, time and the Zoom link. This should still take place 7 days in advance so faculty have time to plan to attend.
- Exam Results – In lieu of ink signatures the Graduate School will accept an email approval of the results. Use the Remote Exam Results Template on the Forms page to provide the outcome of the exam and attach all email approvals. Send to email@example.com. The Graduate School will be flexible with the 3-day deadline but please adhere to the deadline unless otherwise not possible.
- Postponement of Exams – The Graduate School will offer flexibility if petitions for delaying an exam are needed.
Processes for COVID-19 Accommodations and Options for Graduate Students
As Cornell gears up for broader reactivation of on-campus research and scholarly activity, there may be concerns regarding returning from remote activity. The Student Accommodations – Process and Options chart outlines the processes to follow regarding how to address various scenarios for graduate students related to COVID-19 concerns vis-à-vis academic progress and engagement, including coursework, dissertation and thesis research, and assistantship responsibilities.
Emergency Access Funds
- Access Funds – The COVID-19 Access Fund application form closed on April 1. Students can submit applications for the Access Fund through the online form beginning April 2.
- Cornell Global Learning Immigration and COVID-19
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call International Services during drop-in hours so the advisors there can talk through your specific needs and make sure that you have a plan in place for during and after the break.
- Guidance for International Students: Getting & Staying Connected to Cornell
- Today’s News – A Cornell University Library compiled list of news sources and access information.
- New York Times – $4 per month for students; recent articles are available through the Cornell Library as plain text through Factiva. The New York Times is also providing free access to articles on the coronavirus outbreak.
- Wall Street Journal – $4 per month for students; available to all Cornell students, faculty, and staff through campus membership.
- Washington Post – $5 per month for students; recent articles from the last two weeks are available through the Cornell Library as plain text through Factiva.
- Careers Beyond Academia – Book an appointment with Careers Beyond Academia for individual or small group consultations and skill building sessions to aid exploration and test drives of future careers.
- Future Faculty and Academic Careers – Book an appointment with Future Faculty and Academic Careers to discuss CIRTL certificates, the academic job search, Teaching as Research, or a general consultation about future faculty and academic career preparation.
- Office of Postdoctoral Studies – Make an appointment to discuss the academic job search and how to apply for a postdoc position.
- Cornell Career Services is available to help you plan for and navigate your next steps. Virtual appointments can be made with career advisors by calling (607) 255-5296.
- Free Memberships for Cornell Graduate Students and Postdocs – Access free webinars and other online resources with membership provided by Cornell University.
- Creating an APA style reference for a canceled conference presentation
- CUeLINKS is a great way to network with alumni virtually.
- Cornell students have free, unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com, which offers thousands of training videos on graphic design, entrepreneurship, finance, personal development and much more.
- Cornell Research Continuity Guidance
- Federal Agencies COVID-19
- Cornell University Library off-campus services
- Access extensive online collections; use Passkey to get through the paywalls
- Place an online purchase request, and the library will order what you need
- Place a course reserve request
- Contact your instruction coordinator for online library instruction and for redesigning research assignments for the online environment
- Library Support for Remote Teaching guide – expanding daily, and includes a wealth of material on electronic resources, open educational resources, and other instruction aids
- Schedule a Zoom meeting with a librarian
- Real-time assistance from virtual reference staff
- Email questions to the Ask a Librarian service
- Consult our COVID-19 & Copyright at Cornell guide
Student and Campus Life Contacts
- Housing (including off campus) – Residential Life FAQs and contact Karen Brown email@example.com
- Cornell Health and Student Disability Services – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Student Organizations – Karli Buday email@example.com
- Recreational Services and Fitness Centers – Jeremy Hartigan firstname.lastname@example.org
- Students on the Ithaca campus may contact Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS). Other helpful resources include “Let’s Talk” consultation and EARS peer counseling.
- Students at Cornell Tech may contact Student Services for support.
- Confidential care and support for individuals affected by bias is also available, and any member of the community can report a bias incident
- The Title IX FAQ page addresses questions about office operations.
- The Office of the University Ombudsman offers a safe place where community members may discuss problems or issues within the university. Remote appointments available.
- Campus parking permits – Students who no longer need to park on campus may return their parking permit by March 31 for a pro-rated refund.
- Parking on campus – Cornell Transportation will not enforce regular parking permit restrictions, with the exception of a few areas, between March 17 and April 10.
- Campus to Campus bus – The Campus to Campus motor coach service is suspended as of March 25, 2020, until further notice.
- TCAT service reductions and changes – TCAT has announced reduced service, social distancing practices, and waived fees through September 5. TCAT also asks that riders only ride the bus if necessary. More information is available on the TCAT FAQ page.
- Spectrum – Beginning March 16, Spectrum is partnering with school districts to make sure local communities are aware of available resources; opening WiFi hotspots for public use; continuing to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, a high-speed broadband program to eligible low-income households; and offering households with students in pre-K through college, who need remote education, two months of free internet and WiFi for new customers.
- Comcast – Comcast opens Xfinity WiFi network nationally for free, offers free unlimited data, confirms commitment to connecting low-income families
- Altice USA – Altice brings free broadband to K-12 and college students during coronavirus pandemic and is offering broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer within their footprint
- AT&T – In response to the public health crisis, Access from AT&T is temporarily offering two months of free service to new Access customers, expanding eligibility based on income, and waiving all home internet data overage fees.
- Verizon – Verizon will waive any late fees and will not terminate any service for the next 60 days.
- T-Mobile – All current T-Mobile customers who have plans with data will have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days.
- Sprint – Sprint is not terminating service for those unable to pay their bill because of the coronavirus and is waiving late fees incurred because of economic circumstances related to the pandemic, in addition to offering unlimited data for 60 days.
- Cornell Recreational Services guided meditation
- UCLA guided meditations
- Calm.com free resources
- Headspace – A New York State of Mind resources
- Ithaca walking maps – Ithaca area walking maps from Cornell Wellness.
- Free state park access – All year-round state parks, trails, and grounds of historic sites are currently open for outdoor recreation and enjoyment.
Exercise Videos and Programs from Cornell Recreational Services
- Live virtual fitness classes via Zoom
- Live wellness services
- Exercise videos
- Strength training programs
- Flexibility training programs
Exercise Classes Offered via Facebook
- Club Pilates – Stream a mat pilates class on its Facebook Live. Check its social media account for class times.
- Pure Barre – Stream free classes on Pure Barre GO’s Facebook Live. Check its social media account for class times.
- AKT – Stream free classes on AKT GO’s Facebook Live. Check its social media accounts for class times.
- CycleBar – If you have a bike at home, you can stream free cycling classes on its Facebook Live. Check its social media account for class times.
- Row House – If you have a rowing machine, stream free classes on Row House GO’s Facebook Live. Check its social media account for class times.
- Stride – If you have a treadmill, stream free classes on Facebook Live. Check its social media account for class times.
- StretchLab – Grab a yoga strap, exercise band, or towel and stream free stretching classes on Facebook Live. Check its social media account for class times.
- YogaSix – Stream free yoga classes on Facebook Live. Check its social media account for class times.
- Planet Fitness – Stream free “Home Work-Ins” on its Facebook page daily at 7:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. PT/6:00 p.m. CT).
Exercise Classes Offered via Instagram
- Pvolve – Stream free classes on Instagram Live Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. ET.
- SLT – Stream free express pilates sessions on IGTV. Check its Instagram for class times.
- AARMY – Try daily bootcamp, cycle, or AARMY challenges for free through its Instagram live. Check its social media accounts for class times.
- Barry’s Bootcamp – Stream free classes through Instagram Live, check its social media account for class times. Chief instructor Keoni Hudoba is streaming 20 minute core classes at 9:00 a.m. ET.
- Rumble – Stream free cardio boxing and bodyweight workouts on Instagram Live. Check its Instagram for class times.
- Modo Yoga – Stream free daily yoga classes on Instagram Live. Check its social media account for class times.
Exercise Classes Offered via YouTube
- 305 Fitness – Stream full classes for free on its YouTube channel at 12:00 p.m. ET.
- SassClass – Stream free dance classes on Youtube Live. Check its social media account for class times.