Highlights from Announcements 4/18/22

Flowers bloom in the foreground with McGraw Tower in the background
Jason Koski/Cornell University

View a list of Cornell walking maps on the Recreational Services website.


Fall 2022 Pre-Enrollment is this Wednesday!

Pre-enrollment for the Fall 2022 semester is Wednesday, April 20. Enrollment will open at 7:30 a.m. and will close on April 22 at 11:59 p.m. Be proactive and take advantage of this opportunity to enroll in required courses for Fall 2022.

Preparing for the May 29th Conferral

Congratulations to students who have reached the finish line and plan to complete their degree requirements this semester. Please be aware that you need to submit your approved thesis/dissertation by May 1st to graduate in May. Contact the Graduate School (gradschool@cornell.edu) with questions or concerns.

Summer Registration

All research students, except those taking a vacation from research activities and work toward degree progress, must be registered and enrolled in research credits for the summer term by May 20th. Summer registration is especially critical for students receiving financial aid (fellowships, summer loans, assistantships, travel grants, or tuition awards) during the summer. There is no charge for summer registration.

  • To register, enroll in the Graduate School’s Graduate Summer Research course, GRAD 9016 (class numbers 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050), through Student Center. You will not be automatically enrolled by the Graduate School.

If you are uncertain of your summer plans we recommend waiting until May to enroll, otherwise we encourage students to register now before the May 20th deadline.


Watch Videos from the 2022 Three Minute Thesis

2022 Three Minute Thesis finalists: Bruno Shirley, Vaibhav Sharma, Juliana González-Tobón, Sebastian Diaz Angel, Fernanda Fontenelle, Shagun Gupta, Andrew Legan, and Yanle Lu.Recordings are now available from this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, in which eight doctoral students presented their dissertation research in only three minutes with the aid of one, static slide to a panel of judges and a non-specialist audience.

Learn more and watch the videos.

What are You Discovering as Spring Arrives in Ithaca?

Chalk drawing of the Earth with text reading, "The Earth without art is just 'eh.' Happy Earth Day!" Flowers bloom at the base of a tree.
Drawing by Sophia, age 8. Photos by Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Jan Allen.

Take time to get outside and enjoy the spring weather and views!

Cornell’s campus offers numerous opportunities for outdoor activity, including through trails at the Botanic Gardensarboretum, and Lab of Ornithology.

Student Spotlight

Rhasaan BovellRhasaan Bovell is a doctoral student in biomedical and biological sciences from Silver Spring, Maryland. He attended Yale University as an undergraduate and now studies reproductive science with an emphasis on applications for wildlife conservation.

Read more about Rhasaan Bovell.

All student spotlights.


Ph.D. Alumnus to Participate in 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao with Cornell's McGraw Tower in the backgroundMechanical engineering doctoral alumnus Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, Ph.D. ’21, was selected was one of 600 young scientists to attend the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, during which he will have the ability to meet Nobel Laureates and attend lectures, discussions, and more.

M.F.A. Student’s Debut Poetry Collection to be Published April 26

Mackenzie Berry stands in front of the oceanMackenzie Berry, an M.F.A. student in poetry, will have her debut poetry collection, “Slack Tongue City,” published by Sundress Publications on April 26. She will read from her book at Buffalo Street Books on Friday, May 6 at 5:00 p.m., alongside her poetry cohort India Sada, Mackenzie Schubert, and Michael Lee.