The course times and descriptions on this site feed directly from the Class Roster (Fall and Spring) and the Courses of Study on a daily basis.  However, changes to courses times and fees listed on this site at the top of the various class pages take precedence over those listed in the Course and Time Roster.

Cornell Outdoor Education

Cornell Outdoor Education (COE) is part of the Physical Education Department and offers both credit and non-credit courses in a variety of outdoor related activities.  Courses may be added any time before the class starts, with no late enrollment fee. COE maintains its own drop deadlines (listed in the class pages on this site), enrollment and other policies. Questions about COE classes should be referred to Danielle Ford at or (607) 255-6183.


IMPORTANT DATES: Add/Drop begins August 16-19, 2022 for undergraduates only. Graduates will be allowed to register for PE courses beginning on August 22, 2022.

SWIM REQUIREMENT UPDATES: As a result of COVID-19, Cornell’s swim requirement was waived as a graduation milestone for seniors who graduated Spring 2020 - Summer 2022.  Students graduating in Fall 2022 and forward will need to fulfill the swim requirement prior to graduation. The swim requirement can be completed at scheduled times during Orientation Week and additional dates throughout the semester. The swim requirement can be taken any year during fall orientation for free. Students do not need an official SDS accommodation to postpone their swim requirement or PE courses.  Click this link for upcoming dates and times. 

Deadlines for Physical Education and Outdoor Education are listed here:  Physical Education Course Deadlines supersede the University course drop deadline. Know your PE course drop deadline to avoid late fees.