Week one: July 7–13, 2024  |  Week two: July 14–20, 2024
on the Cornell campus

Chart your course

Take a riveting one-week CAU Summer course in your favorite subject taught by leading Cornell faculty on campus. Commuters welcome!

Explore a new passion

“Great experience if you have intellectual curiosity and a love of learning.”
—Mark Nottingham

Take your curiosity out to play

Experience inspiring content, dynamic teachers, and a community as passionate about learning as you are!

Learn more about CAU Summer

Check out the FAQ to learn more about the CAU Summer experience

Get into what fascinates you

"This was one of the single best experiences of my entire life. I thoroughly enjoyed the campus, the accommodations, the instructor, and the people. It was an absolute pleasure to be on campus with such wonderful people."
—Corey Christen

Get on our list for updates

Courses fill fast! Stay tuned to our emails for course roster updates and pre-registration details.

Connect and be connected with

With an array of evening activities ranging from Community Dinners to Hot Topic Lectures, and a social lounge for informal gathering, opportunities abound for friendships to bloom.


Meet forward thinkers

The vibrant intellectual community on campus, and within the CAU Summer community, is one reason people come back year after year.

Start curious, become knowledgable

Whether you love lectures, enjoy active learning, or want to dive deeply into a new experience in just one week, CAU Summer has courses that run the gamut.

Dive into a new world

“My expectations were to learn something I did not know.  I learned at least 10 things I did not know.”
—Joshua Goldberg, ’63, MS ’65

Ask the BIG questions

“CAU Summer gave me the opportunity for a vacation, a chance to be a student again, walking from North campus to a 9 o’clock class! Having instructors who were so knowledgeable and passionate about their subject made the course exceptionally great.”
—Donald G. Horowitz

Be a part of the conversation

“Good balance of class learning, socializing, and evening programming. On campus housing offered ease in getting to all activities and socializing. Camp for adults with better amenities.”
—Doria Linnetz ’99

Take it to a new level

“The course was excellent and the teacher was outstanding. I got everything I wanted out of it.”
—Suzanne Johnson ’70

Stay in the dorm or commute from nearby

“The people we meet at CAU Summer are always interesting. We really appreciated the opportunity to meet and have conversations with people from such varied backgrounds who travel to CAU Summer from all over.”
—Anita Greenwald

CAU Summer is for YOU

Whether you're a Cornell alum, parent, or completely new to Cornell, CAU Summer is a great way to meet people who share your passion for learning.

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