CAU keeps learning with you

Cornell faculty design every CAU experience. They’ve won awards, authored books, and done pivotal, cutting-edge research, all of which they share with you on campus and on location around the globe.

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CAU is Cornell’s Adult University

(Since 1968)

CAU is your first choice for in-depth, lifelong learning with Cornell faculty, in the classroom and around the globe.

Whether you want a bespoke European vacation accompanied by a Cornell art historian, an Antarctica cruise with a Cornell scientist, or an on-campus summer seminar in poetry, ornithology, history, or wine taught by leading Ivy League faculty, CAU keeps learning with you.

CAU has been featured in Frommer’s, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! Travel, Kiplinger’s, and Travel + Leisure.



McGraw Tower, Uris Library and Ho Plaza in fall, shot from Barnes Hall.

Cornell’s Adult University (CAU)

Cornell University Alumni Affairs and Development


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Why travel with Cornell?

Traveling with Cornell is a great option for anyone who loves exploring new places. With forty to sixty curated international and domestic departures annually to choose from, if there’s somewhere you want to go, it’s very likely we’re going there!

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Thank you for your support

CAU programming is made possible in part through
the generous support of lead donors, including:

The A. David & Nancy Tobin Seminar for the Arts
The Kathy Dwyer Marble ’63, MAT ’65, CAU Seminar
The Catherine S. Penner Seminar in Writing or Literature, in honor of CAU Director Emeritus Catherine Penner
The Walter & Susan Schenker Course in the Humanities or Creative Arts
The Ralph Janis Seminar in History, in honor of CAU Director Emeritus Ralph Janis

Travel and safety policy

Please review the travel and safety policy for important information pertaining to all domestic and international travel curated by Cornell Alumni Affairs for alumni, family, and friends.

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For extraordinary journeys with alumni, family, and friends, that do not include Cornell faculty, please visit Cornell Alumni Travel.

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