Welcome, CAU Summer 2024 participants!

Details about your course and the program will continue to be added to this page leading up to the start of your CAU Summer experience.
Please bookmark this page for future reference.

Finding the Info You Need

Plan Your Route To Class

Courses: Week One (July 7 - 13)

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    Check this section for updates from your faculty, as well as class times, building location, and classroom numbers. This section will be updated as CAU has more information to share.

    Course Transfers: Sunday or Monday transfers from one course to another may be accommodated pending availability and logistics. Reach out to cauinfo@cornell.edu to learn more.

  • Read, print, sign in advance, and bring along to check-in.
    Copies will also be available at check-in.

  • WEEK ONE: Meet your faculty by Zoom!

    Thursday, June 13th at 2:00 p.m. EST

    ZOOM LINK coming soon!

    Save the date to tune in by Zoom to meet your faculty and fellow course participants.

    Except Art History: Check your class listing on this page for special details for the Art History Zoom meeting.

  • Faculty: Bruce Levitt, Professor of Performing & Media Arts
    Location: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Black Box Theater, 430 College Ave., Ithaca, NY

    Week One: July 7 – 13, 2024
    Course Type: Classic
    Class Size: 15
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, except Wednesday afternoon.

    Welcome letter

    Course schedule

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    Art History | Impressionism to Surrealism: Art and Culture, 1880 to the Eve of WWII

    Faculty: Nancy Green, Gale & Ira Drukier Curator, Johnson Museum of Art (retired)
    Faculty: Maryterese Pasquale-Bowen, Assistant for School Programs, Johnson Museum of Art
    Location: Johnson Museum of Art Lecture Room in New Wing

    Week One: July 7 – 13, 2024
    Course Type: Plus
    Class Size: 20
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, except Wednesday afternoon.

    Welcome letter

    Art History Zoom to Meet your Faculty:

  • Faculty: Dr. Ambre Dromgoole, Assistant Professor of Africana Religions and Music, Africana Studies & Research Center
    Location: Lincoln Hall, Room 107

    Week One: July 7 – 13, 2024
    Course Type: Classic
    Class Size: 20
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, except Wednesday afternoon.

    Course schedule

    Welcome video

    Resource List

  • Faculty: Emily Wilcox Gier, Associate Professor of Practice and Registered Dietitian, Division of Nutritional Sciences
    Location: Discovery Kitchen, Toni Morrison Hall

    Week One: July 7 – 13, 2024
    Course Type: Premium
    Class Size: 15
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, except Wednesday afternoon.

    Course Schedule

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    Design/Fabric | Textile Artistry: Creating Art to Wear

    Faculty: Catherine Kueffer Blumenkamp, Designer/Draper and Lecturer in Human Centered Design
    With Special Guest: Trish Ramsay, Fine Artist
    Location: Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, precise classroom location coming soon

    Week One: July 7 – 13, 2024
    Course Type: Plus
    Class Size: 20
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, except Wednesday afternoon.

    More details coming soon!

  • Faculty: Roberta Moudry '81, M.A. '90, Ph.D. '95, Architectural Historian
    Location: Coming soon!

    Week One: July 7 – 13, 2024
    Course Type: Plus
    Class Size: 20
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, except Wednesday afternoon.

    Welcome letter

    Course schedule

    Resources

    Assignment

  • Faculty: Sarah Wagner, PhD, Public Information Specialist, Lab of Ornithology
    Location: Coming soon!

    Week One: July 7 – 13, 2024
    Course Type: Plus
    Class Size: 20
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, except Wednesday afternoon. (Plus early morning bird walks!)

    Welcome Letter

    Course schedule

    Resource List

  • Faculty: David Todd, Photographic Artist and eCornell Course Facilitator
    Faculty: Jennifer Gioffre Todd, Photographic Artist and Photography & Media Arts Studio Manager
    Location: Tjaden Hall, precise classroom location coming soon

    Week One: July 7 – 13, 2024
    Course Type: Premium
    Class Size: 15
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30; no class Wednesday afternoon.

    Welcome video

    Course schedule

    Recommended reading/resources

  • Political Science | The Truth About Fake News

    Faculty: Alexandra Cirone, Assistant Professor in Government, Faculty Fellow in Democratic Innovations at Yale University
    Location: Lincoln Hall, Room 149

    Week One: July 7 - 13, 2024
    Course Type: Classic
    Class Size: Up to 100
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, except Wednesday afternoon.

    More details coming soon!

  • Faculty: Ivan Sagel, Director and Senior Instructor of the Merrill Family Sailing Center
    Location: Merrill Family Sailing Center, 1000 E Shore Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850
    Parking: Available/included at the Sailing Center for course participants

    Week One: July 7 – 13, 2024
    Course Type: Plus
    Class Size: 8
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, except Wednesday afternoon.

    Welcome letter

    Course schedule

    Sailing info sheet

    Please read this book in advance

    Sailing Manual.Unit 1  
    Sailing Manual.Unit 2
    Sailing Manual.Unit 3
    Sailing Manual.Unit 4
    Sailing Manual.Unit 5
    Sailing Manual.Unit 6
    Sailing Manual.Unit 7

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    Wine & Food Pairing | Cultivating the Epicurean Palate | The 2024 Kathy Dwyer Marble '63, MAT'65 Seminar

    Faculty: Kathleen Arnink, Senior Lecturer & Director of Undergraduate Studies, Viticulture and Enology, CALS
    Faculty: Annemarie Morse, International Wine Judge and Educator
    Location: Stocking Hall, precise classroom location coming soon

    Week One: July 7 – 13, 2024
    Course Type: Premium
    Class Size: 20
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, no class Wednesday afternoon. Gourmet Dinner Thursday night 6 - 9. (Changed from Wed.)

    More details coming soon!

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    Writing | Memoir Writing: Discovering Who You Are on Paper

    Faculty: Charlie Green, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Literatures in English
    Location: Lincoln Hall, Room 124

    Week One: July 7 – 13, 2024
    Course Type: Classic
    Class Size: 12
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, except Wednesday afternoon.

    Welcome Video

    Course Schedule

    Resource List

    Advance Assignment

  • Faculty: Jenni Sol Cunningham ’08, M.Ed., E-RYT 500, NASM CPT, Adjunct Instructor, Athletics Department
    Location: Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Dance Studio Room 321, 430 College Ave., Ithaca, NY

    Week One: July 7 – 13, 2024
    Course Type: Plus
    Class Size: 25
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, except Wednesday afternoon.

    Course schedule

    Get to know Jenni Sol Cunningham

    Recommended Reading:

    •  The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele
    • A Path With Heart by Jack Kornfield

Courses: Week Two (July 14 - 20)

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    Check this section for updates from your faculty, as well as class times, building location, and classroom numbers. This section will be updated as CAU has more information to share.

    Course Transfers: Sunday or Monday transfers from one course to another may be accommodated pending availability and logistics. Reach out to cauinfo@cornell.edu to learn more.

  • Read, print, sign in advance, and bring along to check-in.
    Copies will also be available at check-in.

  • WEEK TWO: Meet your faculty by Zoom!

    Tuesday, June 18th at 2:00 p.m. EST

    ZOOM LINK coming soon!

    Save the date to tune in by Zoom to meet your faculty and fellow course participants.

    Except Art History: Check your class listing on this page for special details for the Art History Zoom meeting.

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    Art History | Impressionism to Surrealism: Art and Culture, 1880 to the Eve of WWII

    Faculty: Nancy Green, Gale & Ira Drukier Curator, Johnson Museum of Art (retired)
    Faculty: Maryterese Pasquale-Bowen, Assistant for School Programs Johnson Museum of Art
    Location: Johnson Museum of Art Lecture Room in New Wing

    Week Two: July 14 – 20, 2024
    Course Type: Plus
    Class Size: 20
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, except Wednesday afternoon.

    Welcome letter

    Art History Zoom to Meet your Faculty:

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    Cycling | Bicycling the Byways of Ithaca and Beyond

    Faculty: Mark Holton, Co-Director of Cornell Outdoor Education
    Location: Meet each morning in Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall, CAU Summer Welcome Desk

    Course Type: Plus
    Week Two: July 14 – 20, 2024
    Class Size: 10
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, except Wednesday afternoon.

    You can bring your own bike, or borrow one of ours.

    Welcome letter

    Equipment checklist

    Resources

  • Film/Jewish Studies | Jewish Films and Filmmakers: Ernst Lubitsch, Billy Wilder, Nora Ephron

    Faculty: Elliot Shapiro, Senior Lecturer and Knight Foundation Director of the Writing in the Majors, Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines and Jewish Studies
    Location: Lincoln Hall, Room 107

    Week Two: July 14 – 20, 2024
    Course Type: Classic
    Class Size: 20
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, except Wednesday afternoon.

    Required films & recommended reading

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    Golf | The Game Changing Golf Clinic for All Players

    Faculty: Matt Baughan, Golf Course Head Pro & Men’s Varsity Coach with Kelly Baughan, and staff of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course
    Location: The Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, 213 Warren Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850

    Week Two: July 14 – 20, 2024
    Course Type: Plus
    Class Size: 15
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, except Wednesday afternoon.

    The Cornell University golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones and proves to be a challenging test for all levels of golfers. The course is conveniently located at the edge of the Cornell University campus. Our facility has all the amenities needed to improve your game from tee to green – practice greens, chipping area, practice sand trap, and 300-yard driving range. There is ample parking for your vehicle, or you can walk from north campus to the course. You may leave your labeled clubs and equipment at the clubhouse each day.

    Course Schedule

  • Cornell History
    History | The Story of Cornell in 100 Objects | The 2024 Ralph Janis Seminar in History

    Faculty: Corey Ryan Earle '07, Visiting Lecturer in American Studies, University Historian
    Faculty: Evan Fay Earle '02, MS'14, Dr. Peter J. Thaler '56 University Archivist
    Location: University Archives, Olin Library

    Week Two: July 14 – 20, 2024
    Course Type: Plus
    Class Size: 20
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, except Wednesday afternoon.

    More details coming soon!

  • Faculty: Cole Gilbert, Professor of Entomology
    Location: 2123 Comstock Hall, Lab B146

    Week Two: July 14 – 20, 2024
    Course Type: Plus
    Class Size: 15
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, except Wednesday afternoon.

    Welcome video

    Course schedule

    Reading list (optional)

  • Faculty: David Todd, Photographic Artist and eCornell Course Facilitator
    Faculty: Jennifer Gioffre Todd, Photographic Artist and Photography & Media Arts Studio Manager
    Location: Tjaden Hall, precise space location coming soon

    Week Two: July 14 – 20, 2024
    Course Type: Premium
    Class Size: 15
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30; no class Wednesday afternoon.

    Course schedule

    Welcome video

    Recommended reading/resources

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    Wine & Food Pairing | Cultivating the Epicurean Palate | The 2024 Kathy Dwyer Marble '63, MAT'65 Seminar

    Faculty: Kathleen Arnink, Senior Lecturer & Director of Undergraduate Studies, Viticulture and Enology, CALS
    Faculty: Annemarie Morse, International Wine Judge and Educator
    Location: Stocking Hall, precise space location coming soon

    Week Two: July 14 – 20, 2024
    Course Type: Premium
    Class Size: 20
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, no class Wednesday afternoon. Gourmet Dinner Wednesday night 6 - 9.

    More details coming soon!

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    Writing | Memoir Writing: Discovering Who You Are on Paper

    Faculty: Charlie Green, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Literatures in English
    Location: Lincoln Hall, Room 124

    Week Two: July 14 – 20, 2024
    Course Type: Classic
    Class Size: 12
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9-12 and 1:30-3:30, except Wednesday afternoon.

    Welcome Video

    Course Schedule

    Resource List

    Advance Assignment

Weekly Schedule: Activities

  • CAU Summer
    Sunday Arrival + Check-In (Both Weeks)

    CAU Summer Headquarters
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) Hall
    224 Cradit Farm Drive, Ithaca NY 14850

    Signs for CAU will be visible as you get closer to RBG Hall.
    Park your vehicle in the Appel Parking Lot. (You do not need a parking permit upon arrival since Cornell will not issue parking tickets on Sunday.)
    Then, follow the signs to CAU check-in.
    CAU staff will be available to help dorm residents carry luggage into RBG Hall to the Welcome Desk for check-in.

    Early arrivals? Unfortunately, early arrivals can’t be accommodated. Thanks in advance for arriving on time!

    Late arrivals?

    Arriving after 5:00 p.m. on Sunday?
    Late arrivals will be able to pick up a name badge, meal card, and other information at the CAU Hospitality Desk at Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall. Late arriving residential participants will need to pick up their hall/elevator, suite, and room keys on the first floor of Robert Purcell Community Center, a short distance from RBG Hall. The RPCC service desk’s phone number is 607.255.6214. The CAU Hospitality Desk phone is 607.255.6260.

      Arriving after 9:00 p.m. on Sunday?
    If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 p.m. on Sunday evening, plan ahead and let CAU know in advance so we can help. Contact cauinfo@cornell.edu ahead of time to make arrangements.

  • Sunday
    Sunday (Both Weeks)

    2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Check-in for participants staying at Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall at CAU’s Hospitality Desk on the first floor of RBG Hall.

    4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Check-in for commuter participants at CAU’s Hospitality Desk on the first floor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall.

    2:00 - 5:00 p.m. During check-in, the CAU Social Lounge located on the first floor of RBG Hall (room 125/127) will be open for light refreshments.

    4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Campus Tour starts from RBG Hall Hospitality Desk.

    5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception

    • Week One: Appel Commons Community Center, 3rd Floor, Multipurpose Room
    • Week Two: Toni Morrison Hall, 1st Floor, Multipurpose Room

    6:00 – 7:00 Welcome Dinner

    • Week One: Appel Commons Community Center, 3rd Floor, Multipurpose Room
    • Week Two: Toni Morrison Hall, 1st Floor, Multipurpose Room

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Keynote Address

    • Week One, Appel Commons Community Center, 3rd Floor, Multipurpose Room
      An Exploration of the Soundscapes of the Polar Sea
      by Holger Klinck, Ph.D., the John W. Fitzpatrick Director of the K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
    • Week Two, Toni Morrison Hall, 1st Floor, Multipurpose Room
      Title coming soon!
      by Sara Warner, PhD., Associate Professor of Performing and Media Arts and Director of Cornell's LGBT Studies Program

    8:00 – 10:00 Ice Cream Social (optional), CAU Social Lounge, RBG Hall

  • Monday
    Monday (Both Weeks)

    7:00 - 7:30 a.m. Optional Morning Refresh in the CAU Social Lounge, RBG Hall
    Engage your breath and awareness through a series of simple physical exercises led by Julie Nathanielsz '93, MFA, Dance, Movement, and Contemplative Practice instructor, 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholar.

    7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Monday Evening Lecture, in the CAU Social Lounge, RBG Hall

    • Week One, Monday, July 8th
      Details coming soon!
    • Week Two, Monday, July 15th
      Poetry & Healing
      by Elisha Cohn, Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Literatures in English
      Can art heal us? This lecture explores literary perspectives on illness, healing, and caretaking, demonstrating how poetry by Emily Dickinson, Thom Gunn, Alice Walker, and others offers distinctive ways of understanding illness as a physical condition and a social metaphor.

    8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Trivia Night in the CAU Social Lounge, RBG Hall led by Joe Lyons '98

  • Tuesday
    Tuesday (Both Weeks)

    7:00 - 7:30 a.m. Optional Morning Refresh in the CAU Social Lounge, RBG Hall
    Engage your breath and awareness through a series of simple physical exercises led by Julie Nathanielsz '93, MFA, Dance, Movement, and Contemplative Practice instructor, 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholar.

    6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Community Dinner, RBG Hall Lawn

    7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Evening Lecture in the CAU Social Lounge, RBG Hall

    • Week One, July 9th:
      The State of Agriculture in America
      by Daniel Petticord, NSF-GRFP Fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
      Join us for a one-hour lecture diving into the novelties and nuances of the modern grocery store. Discuss the changes to agriculture and the art of food making over the last century, with a particular focus on the development of industrial agriculture. We will close talking about the way food intersects with identity and health in the past and today.
    • Week Two, July 16th:
      Title coming soon!
      by Michell Chresfield, Assistant Professor, Africana Studies & Research Center
  • Wednesday
    Wednesday (Both Weeks)

    7:00 - 7:30 a.m. Optional Morning Refresh in the CAU Social Lounge, RBG Hall
    Engage your breath and awareness through a series of simple physical exercises led by Julie Nathanielsz '93, MFA, Dance, Movement, and Contemplative Practice instructor, 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholar.

    12:00 p.m.: Spring Break: No Class Wednesday Afternoon: Many participants use this time to explore the surrounding Finger Lakes region.

    1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection Open House and tour of current exhibit, "Harlem Noire," led by Catherine K. Blumenkamp, Lecturer in Human Centered Design (both weeks)

    8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Spring Break Bingo in the CAU Social Lounge, RBG Hall

  • Thursday
    Thursday (Both Weeks)

    7:00 - 7:30 a.m. Optional Morning Refresh in the CAU Social Lounge, RBG Hall
    Engage your breath and awareness through a series of simple physical exercises led by Julie Nathanielsz '93, MFA, Dance, Movement, and Contemplative Practice instructor, 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholar.

    4:30 - 5:30 p.m. CAU Faculty-Led Campus Tour: Title and starting location coming soon
    by Roberta Moudry '81, M.A. '90, Ph.D. '95, Architectural Historian

    7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday Evening Lecture in the CAU Social Lounge, RBG Hall

    • Week One, July 11th:
      The Science and the Story of Sled Dogs
      by Heather Huson, Associate Professor of Animal Science
      Accompanied by one of her favorite dogs, Professor Huson will draw from both her deep personal background and her field research in Alaska to share the cultural, economic, and societal impacts of dog sledding.  Learn about the multifaceted relationship between humans and sled dogs, the intricate science of sled dog genetics, and the broader implications of sled dog research on understanding canine genetics and health. Plus learn how to conduct DNA testing on your own furry friend!
    • Week Two, July 18th:
      Co-creating inclusive research to support Borneo's human and more-than-human communities
      by Wendy Erb, Postdoctoral Fellow at the K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics
      Despite housing some of the richest biocultural hotspots on Earth, the tropical forests of Indonesia are experiencing rapid degradation, threatening wide-ranging changes for ecosystems, communities, and biodiversity across the region. Since 2005, I have studied the wild populations of some of Indonesia’s most endangered primates while living and learning alongside Indigenous communities. Drawing on nearly two decades of experience, my work bridges theories and methods from diverse knowledge systems – from bioacoustics, anthropology, and Indigenous science –  to monitor changes in endangered wildlife populations and identify signs that point to underlying ecosystem health. Learning with and from local communities, we will explore how adopting inclusive research values and practices can lead to improved understandings of complex social-ecological challenges and identify more effective strategies for preserving and restoring sustainable relationships among people, nature, and place.

    9:00 - 10:00 p.m. Stargazing Guided by the Astronomy Club, Fuertes Telescope

  • Friday
    Friday (Both Weeks)

    Week Two:
    4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Pending: Performance by participants in The Courage to Create: Transforming Personal Narratives into Performance

     

    Both Weeks:
    5:30 - 6:30 Reception, Moakley House, Robert Trent Jones Golf Course

    6:30 - 8:30 Farewell Banquet, Moakley House, Robert Trent Jones Golf Course

  • Saturday
    Saturday (Both Weeks)

    8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Assistance with luggage will be available to those in need.

    10:00 a.m. CAU Summer concludes. Check-out time for residents of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall.

Logistics

  •  Read, print, sign in advance, and bring along to check-in.
    Copies will also be available at check-in.

  • Read, print, sign in advance, and bring along to check-in.
    Copies will also be available at check-in.

  • Miscellaneous

      Laundry + linens: For RBG residents, the housing staff on campus furnishes linens and towels weekly. Self-service laundry facilities are available in Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall.

      Mail: Unfortunately, RBG Hall cannot accept mail during the summer. DO NOT have mail or packages sent to the RBG residence hall. Please contact cauinfo@cornell.edu to arrange for mail delivery if necessary.

      Pets: Cornell University housing regulations do not allow pets in any residence unless they are registered Emotional Support Animals or registered Service Animals.

  •   Cornell offers a free daily fitness pass to use the on-campus recreational facilities. This pass includes access to fitness centers, the pool, and gymnasiums at Helen Newman Hall and Noyes Fitness Center. To request a daily pass, please see the CAU Hospitality Desk. Users will need to carry their fitness pass and a photo ID to access a fitness facility.

  • CAU Social Lounge

      The CAU Social Lounge will be located on the first floor of RBG in rooms 125/127.
    Soft drinks, wine, beer, mocktails (non-alcoholic beverages), and light snacks will be available each day after class, starting at 4:00 p.m., and again after dinner until 10:00 p.m.

    Adults only in this lounge, please.

Parking and Getting Around

  • CAU provides parking passes for North Campus, where CAU has its headquarters, dormitory, and social lounge. Many classes are held on Central Campus. Gauging the distance in advance will ensure getting to class on time is an enjoyable experience.

    Parking on Sunday/Check-in Day: The Appel parking lot is the designated move-in lot only. Parking is free on Sundays though so you will not be issued a ticket upon arrival on Sunday afternoon or evening at check-in if you do not have a permit.

    Parking Monday - Friday: Parking lot A is the designated parking lot for CAU participants. One entrance to Parking Lot A is located off Pleasant Grove Road, across from the Robert Trent Jones golf course. The other entrance is located off Jessup Road across from Toni Morrison Hall, turning south on Northcross Road.

    Park Mobile: You can drive your vehicle to class and pay to park at various Park Mobile locations around campus.

  • Need a ride to class? Participants who need on-campus, door-to-door drop-offs and pick-ups can arrange these rides in advance by contacting:

    • Red Runner Transportation
      Phone: 607-254-8293
      Email: redrunner@cornell.edu

    Do you want to park closer to your class? Participants who need an additional Central Campus parking pass can get it by contacting:

    • Cornell Transportation
      Phone: 607-255-4600
      Email: transportation@cornell.edu

    Do you need an accessible parking space on Central Campus? Visit Facilities and Campus Services to learn more.

    Cornell University is committed to providing universal access to all university programs. Contact cauinfo@cornell.edu to request any needed disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

Health Services + Emergencies

  • Health Services
    Emergency medical care is available at the Cayuga Medical Center (607-274-4011) on Route 96 and at its Convenient Care (607-274-4150) extension at 10 Arrowwood Drive off Warren Road. Convenient Care is open 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. daily. Registrants are responsible for their own emergency, surgical, medical, and hospital care fees.

    Emergencies
    In the case of a true emergency, you can reach the campus police at 607-255-1111 or dial 911. Be sure to tell them where you are staying or located at the time of the emergency.

Eating on Campus

  • For meals on your own, check out this list of on-campus eateries. You can sort the list by checking the boxes "open today" and "nearest first." You can pay by credit card at all Cornell eateries.

  • Community Meals + On Your Own Meals

    Your program/course fee includes 3 community dinners/events (Sunday, Tuesday, Friday) + daily coffee breaks and happy hours.

    All other meals are on your own. (The optional CAU section of Toni Morrison Dining Hall is a great place to gather for meals on your own.)

    This ensures you have maximum freedom to experience Cornell's vast selection of on campus eateries (pay by credit card as you go) and to try Ithaca's fun and delicious options, too!

    NOTE: If you are in the Wine & Food Pairing course, you will have one additional included dinner.

  • CAU Reserved Section at Toni Morrison Dining

    As always, there will be an optional CAU Summer seating section reserved in Toni Morrison Dining Hall. This is a great place to meet others in the program and to chance upon faculty guests who will be popping in occasionally throughout your week.

Your Experience and Cornell's Sustainability Mission

  • Sustainability at CAU Summer

    Here's what you can count on:

    Recycling

    Water filling stations + reusable bottles (Bottled water will not be provided.)

    Digital/online materials (Print outs will not be provided except for the required weekly waiver.)

  • Use the Cornell Campus Sustainability Map to locate the water bottle filling station nearest you.

    Bottled water will not be provided. 

    Be sure to pack your favorite reusable bottles and coffee cups!

    You can use the kitchen in the CAU Social Lounge in RBG Hall to wash your reusable bottles and cups.

  • Travel with Cornell
    Paper

      Everything you need can be found online.

      You may choose to print information prior to arrival for your personal use.

      Unfortunately, CAU is unable to print for you once you arrive.

      There will also be a digital screen displaying each day's optional activities in the CAU Social Lounge in RBG Hall.

  • Travel with Cornell
    Coffee/Tea

    Coffee and tea are always available in the CAU Social Lounge at RBG Hall. Be sure to pack your reusable coffee mug to make it easy to bring take your hot beverage of choice to class.

  • Refer back to the CAU Summer 2024 Course Roster to get excited about what you want to take at CAU Summer 2025.

Learn More About CAU Study Tours

  • From a Broadway-filled weekend in NYC, to an Antarctica cruise with Cornell scientists, CAU keeps learning with you. In addition to CAU Summer, CAU offers domestic and international study tours and subject-specific seminars.

Contact Us

  • CAU Summer 2023

    Cornell’s Adult University
    Cornell University Alumni Affairs and Development
    607-255-6260
    cauinfo@cornell.edu