Incoming students move into North Campus dorms in August 2019. While many Cornellians expressed excitement over the end of "Zoom University," others feel a semester of social distancing regulations and campus restrictions just isn't worth it.

Are Students Excited to Return to Campus This Fall? It Depends Who You Ask

President Martha E. Pollack’s long-awaited Tuesday announcement welcomed Cornellians back to campus, but described a Cornell that faintly resembles the one students left in March. Many say they are still thrilled to return to Ithaca in September, while others were skeptical of the reopening message, wary of what social distancing will mean in an environment built for socializing.

Cornell students will return to campus for the fall semester, President Martha Pollack announced on Tuesday.

Martha Pollack’s Email On Fall Semester Plans, Annotated

Cornellians will come back to Ithaca for the fall 2020 semester, President Martha E. Pollack announced on Tuesday. Students will return home at Thanksgiving and finish the semester online, while the spring semester is scheduled to begin in February. Here’s Pollack’s email, annotated with background information and additional details: