Courses of Study 2023-2024 
    
    Jul 14, 2024  
Courses of Study 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Offerings and Campus Activities Statement


Instruction mode for courses will vary depending on the class. Please be aware, however, that the University reserves the right, as it deems necessary, to adjust course offerings (including but not limited to course modality, course duration, and course scheduling), campus activities, and campus services over the period of any term to respond to factors including but not limited to health and safety concerns, regulatory requirements, pedagogical needs, and student enrollment numbers.

  1. It is the student’s responsibility to review all course information prior to the start of the term, including but not limited to any updated information concerning the format in which and duration for which courses are anticipated to be offered;
  2. Other than when isolating or quarantining because of health and safety concerns, students are expected to participate in each course in the format in which the course is offered (even if that format changes over the course of the term);
  3. At any time, Cornell may change the format or duration of courses based on factors including but not limited to health or safety concerns, the judgment of the instructor, instructor status, pedagogical needs, or student enrollment numbers;
  4. It is the student’s responsibility to make course enrollment changes (e.g. drop, withdraw, adjust credits, or change grading basis, if available) if the student does not think they can participate fully in a course in the format in which it is offered;
  5. Absent compelling circumstances, students are expected to take exams in the exam modality determined by the instructor or university. It is the responsibility of students to timely obtain approval and coordinate exemptions to in-person exams with the appropriate university unit, college and/or instructor;
  6. At any time, Cornell may restrict or prohibit student access to certain Cornell University-maintained facilities or services based on factors including but not limited to health or safety concerns, government directives, or construction projects;
  7. There may be disruptions or cancellations of campus services, programs, activities, or events;
  8. Students must follow all applicable university policies or rules (including the Student Code of Conduct and all campus health and safety requirements), and by failing to abide by all such policies and rules, students may have their access restricted to Canvas, university- maintained facilities, enrollment activity, campus services, programs, activities, or other campus events;
  9. Cornell may be required to shift all classes to an online or hybrid format, or modify the duration of the term, if Cornell or the government (at the local, state, or federal level) determines for any reason that continued in-person instruction is unsafe. In no such case will there be a tuition or fee refund other than those that take place in accordance with the published schedule of course drop dates.