Cornell Bowers College of Computing and Information Science
Updates: please click here for information updates and ongoing adjustments to the Spring 2020 semester for all Computing and Information Science departments.


CIS Adjustments for Spring Semester 2020


On this page, you'll find links to Cornell resources and statements from University and CIS leadership concerning changes to the Spring 2020 semester due to coronavirus, COVID-19, as well as scheduling changes involving CIS-related events.

Update: 11:25 a.m. Tuesday, March 31.

Cornell Announces Proactive Measures to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

Please visit Cornell's COVID-19 page for the latest Cornell news and updates

Read CIS Interim Dean Jon Kleinberg's CIS update on COVID-19 planning


Cornell's COVID-19 resources and updates page

Cornell Tech's COVID-19 resource page

Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation's page – Preparing for Alternative Course Delivery during COVID-19

IT Support Group: information and resources for working remotely

Remote Work Guidelines for departments and managers

COVID-19 Workplace Guidance for Cornell faculty and staff, courtesy of Cornell HR

Guidance and updates regarding continuity planning for Researchers at Cornell

Procuring research supplies during the laboratory shutdown


Gates Hall and CIS spaces in Rhodes Hall: Beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, we will be limiting access to Gates Hall, and to the CIS spaces in Rhodes Hall, during this period of remote instruction. The restrictions will allow entry only to faculty, staff, and PhD/MS students in CIS, to be used by these groups in accordance with the guidelines for current building use conveyed in communications from the university. Read full details.

Comstock Hall: Effective 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, Comstock Hall will be locked until further notice and only accessible to those with key-card access. 

Malott Hall: Effective 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, Malott Hall is locked until further notice and only accessible to those with key-card access.

Event Updates

Before making plans to attend any CIS events, please confirm whether or not your event has been canceled, rescheduled, or moved online.

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