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Visiting the College

Human Ecology is a thriving intellectual community in a beautiful, natural setting. We invite prospective undergraduate applicants and their families to visit to fully appreciate the possibilities the college offers.

Refer to the Cornell Admissions website for more information about visiting campus and be mindful of holidays, student breaks, and study and final exam periods when making arrangements.

PROSPECTIVE FIRST YEAR APPLICANTS are strongly encouraged to attend a Human Ecology Information Session. Sessions are hosted by Admissions Counselors who discuss the college, its programs and opportunities, and the admissions process. Individual appointments are not offered to prospective first-year applicants.

Please be prepared to be an engaged participant, as you will be asked to share a bit about yourself, your academic and extracurricular interests, and your interest in the College of Human Ecology.

Human Ecology Ambassadors are often available for questions before sessions during fall semester.

Our 2015 information session schedule is as follows. All College of Human Ecology sessions originate from 170 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall. Our office is closed and no information sessions are offered during Cornell University breaks and observed national holidays

June 2015 - October 2015
No sessions are offered on July 3, August 21, August 24, September 7
Mondays and Fridays at 10:30a.m. and 1:00p.m.
Saturdays in October (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) at 10:30a.m.

Click here to schedule your visit.

PROSPECTIVE TRANSFER APPLICANTS are strongly encouraged to contact our Admissions Office (607.255.5471 or email us) to make a phone or in-person appointment with an Admissions Counselor to discuss your interests and our required preparatory coursework (PDF). Appointments should be scheduled a semester or two prior to submitting an application. Bring a copy of your transcript for a more purposeful appointment. No same day appointments are scheduled.

PROSPECTIVE INTERNAL TRANSFER APPLICANTS (currently enrolled Cornell University undergraduates in another undergraduate unit) are required to meet with an Admissions Counselor to discuss their interest in the College of Human Ecology prior to submitting an application. Call 607-255-5471 or visit 170 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall to schedule an appointment.

CONTACTING FACULTY is discouraged, unless you are interested in the Fashion Design and Management major, in which case you can call 607-255-3196 to make an appointment. The College of Human Ecology Admissions Office offers the best context for program/major, college, and admissions information regardless of your major of interest.