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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.  

* Must bring Cornell ID, appropriate swimwear (may include rash guards, t-shirts, shorts, burkinis, etc.) 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)TimesLocation (notes)
August 2024TBATBA

Additional Semester Dates 

Day(s)TimesLocation (notes)
Friday, April 191:30pm-3:00pmTeagle Hall Pool (all gender)
Friday, April 268:30am-9:30amTeagle Hall Pool (all gender)
Thursday, May 98:00amHelen Newman Hall

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.