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Swim Requirement Dates & Times

Orientation Swim Dates

The swim requirement can be taken during Orientation each August and January for free (more information on late fees here). Students do not need an official SDS accommodation to postpone their swim requirement or PE courses.  

Additional Semester Dates 

* Must bring Cornell ID, appropriate swimwear, and a towel. NO PHOTO ID, NO SWIM! These times are subject to change and are intended for anyone who needs and is able to meet the swim requirement. 

** If you are uncertain that you can meet the requirements, it is highly recommended that you register for PE 1100 (beginning swimming).

Day(s) Times

Location (notes)

Friday, December 1 8:30am - 9:30am Helen Newman Hall Pool (all gender)
Tuesday, December 5 11:00am - 12:00pm Helen Newman Hall Pool (all gender)
Wednesday, December 6 10:00am - 11:00am Helen Newman Hall Pool (all gender)
Thursday, December 7 9:00am - 10:00am Helen Newman Hall Pool (all gender)

Locker Rooms, Changing Areas, Restrooms and Showers Inside Recreation Buildings 

Cornell is working towards ensuring that trans students are able to take the swim requirement in a way that, if desired, is as private and comfortable as possible. For more resources specific to trans and nonbinary students, including access to binding and tucking supplies on campus, please visit Trans Resources at Cornell.