Highlights from Announcements 11/21/22

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Campus Update

Test Yourself for COVID-19 Before Returning from Break

Pick up two free COVID-19 test kits before break at any of these locations, and test before returning to campus so you can isolate in place if you are positive. Log positive results in Daily Check. Follow the emailed instructions from—and submit questions to—Cornell Campus Public Health Support.


Submit In Absentia Requests Now if You’ll be Away for Spring 2023

If you plan to be engaged in full-time study at least 100 miles from campus during the spring semester, you may apply for the in absentia tuition rate using the online Request for In Absentia Tuition Rate form. The deadline to submit the request for Spring 2023 was November 15. Requests filed after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and students may be subject to finance charges and fees. Requests cannot be accepted after the start of the academic term.

Preparing for the December 31 Conferral

Congratulations to students who have reached the finish line and plan to complete degree requirements and graduate this semester. Please refer to the Thesis & Dissertation webpage for detailed information on deadlines and submission requirements to stay on track. The deadline to submit your thesis or dissertation is December 1.

December Graduates University Recognition Ceremony

The Cornell University Recognition Ceremony for December ’22 Graduates will be held in Barton Hall on Sunday, December 18 at 10 a.m.

If you plan to attend please review all the information on the Cornell Commencement website.

Here are specific items for you to review:

  1. Pre-order your cap and gown by November 13. (Note: this deadline has passed.)
  2. RSVP to participate in the ceremony by December 15.
  3. Tickets for guests: Guests will not need tickets for entry to the event. We encourage up to four guests per graduate. Graduates must RSVP to participate in the event and indicate number of guests attending.


Over 80 Students Recognized at Pinning Ceremony

2022 new Dean's ScholarsThe Graduate School welcomed over 80 new Dean’s Scholars on Nov. 1 at an event to honor recipients of competitive, diversity-focused fellowships.

Each scholar received a pin with a gold center containing the Cornell seal, representing the scholars’ achievement, surrounded by an outer ring of silver, representing their persistence.

Read more about the pinning ceremony.

Student Spotlight

Matthew LawMatthew Law is a doctoral candidate in information science from Moorestown, New Jersey. He earned degrees from Georgetown University and the University of Maryland Baltimore County and now studies how robots can help humans make creative decisions.

Read more about Matthew Law.

All spotlights.


M.P.A. Student Selected for ACT’s 40 Under 40

Jane Bowman BradyMaster of public administration student Jane Bowman Brady has been selected as one of ACT’s 40 Under 40 for 2022. This award celebrates transportation demand management (TDM) professionals and leaders who are committed to solving the transportation and mobility challenges facing their communities and organizations.

Ph.D. Student Awarded FMI Foundation Scholarship

Maria Amalia Brady at the SQF ConferenceFood science and technology doctoral student Maria Amalia Beary was awarded a competitive Food Safety Auditing Scholarship sponsored by FMI Foundation. The scholarship included an educational travel grant to the SQF Unites Global Conference, a global event with focus on food safety and quality.