This. Is Your Block
It’s not our first time around the block
Our block attracts a colorful community of diverse, empathetic neighbors—students, faculty, staff, and alumni—who care about each other because we’re only as collectively strong as we are individually strong.
But “block” is more than an expression of Cornell’s vibrant campus life; it’s the innovative—some might say ingenious—foundation of every Cornellian’s education. Flexible, experiential—an academic calendar that transforms your learning experience. We’ve been living, learning, and teaching on the block plan, One Course At A Time, since 1978 when we left the traditional semester plan behind. (We haven’t missed it.)
Yeah, we’ve been doing what most would consider a new thing—investing our time and treasure—for over 40 years, and we’re pretty unique in the higher ed space.
Read more about Nick
“Unlike traditional colleges or universities, Cornell allows me to be focused on one specific class for three and a half weeks, which flows naturally with the focus and rigors of the professional workplace that I experienced at IBM.”
Read more about Jocelyn
“My time at Cornell taught me so much about the importance of cultivating a culture of care.” Jocelyn integrates food, art, and social justice as a community organizer, a founder of the JUSTUS Kitchen, and a cofounder of the People’s Kitchen Collective.