Updated June 5, 2020

Return to campus and campus visits

Cornell College has identified a phased plan to re-convene on campus which allows us to resume on-campus operations in preparation for the Fall 2020 semester.  Each phase is dictated by guidance from health officials in the state of Iowa and Linn County and the level of implementation of campus safety measures. 

We are currently in Phase 1, which allows for limited return of campus faculty and staff and modified campus visits for families of 4 or less. See the phased plan details.

Important Dates:

  • Fall Semester begins August 24, 2020 for all students regardless of whethere we are residing on campus or off campus.
  • New Student Orientation starts August 19, 2020 for first-year students and August 21, 2020 for transferring students.
  • Fall applications continue to be accepted: if you have not made your college decision or you would like to transfer to Cornell we are still accepting applications for Fall 2020 through July 30.
  • Returning student move-in begins August 22  with early move-in for select groups.

Block 7 & 8 housing updates

Class of 2020 celebrations

Communications with the college community


If you have questions for the college related to our COVID-19 response, please email COVID-19response@cornellcollege.edu and we will follow up with you during regular business hours.