Congratulations and welcome Class of 2025!

Congratulations on your admission to the College of Human Ecology and welcome to our community!

This year we saw the largest pool of applicants in the history of the College. Your thoughtful consideration of how your undergraduate education could support your goals of making purposeful impact in the lives of others was evident. Your deep engagement and interest in problem-solving around the challenges and opportunities that communities face was compelling.

We encourage you to take a closer look at the College with a new sense of purpose and perspective. We have planned a variety of "CHE Live Online" virtual events (see below) and ways to get to know us so you can make the best decision regarding your undergraduate education and experience. You can also watch our online information sessions and College tour and a current student panel.

How you prepare to face the questions of this world and provide leadership is important.

We hope you will reflect on what your experiences and observations reveal about you and the communities in which you live. Know that the College of Human Ecology views society through a wide-angle lens to address contemporary and emerging societal issues. Our comprehensive study of the human experience from scientific, social, and design perspectives empowers students to expand their scope, extend their reach, and make meaningful impact. Our interdisciplinary programs enable students and faculty to bring their interests to life.

Here we believe that who we are and what we do should reflect each other.

Human Ecology students develop analytical thinking skills and critical perspectives to understand the complex relationships, institutions, and environments that shape people’s lives and to affect purposeful change. The paths our graduates choose are diverse but they are linked by a confidence in their education and a focus on human issues. 

"CHE Live Online" Zoom-based panels

Learn more about the Human Ecology education, experience, and community. There will time for Q&A at each session so come prepared. Click on the links below to pre-register (required). These events are for enrolling and accepted College of Human Ecology students only.

Design + Environmental Analysis (DEA) Faculty and Student Panel -- Thank you for attending!
Monday, April 12 | 6:00p.m. -- 7:00p.m. (EDT) | Invitations will be sent to those who applied to this major.
Join DEA faculty and current students to learn more about the DEA approach to design, studio culture and environment, the curriculum, and what makes pursuing design through the College of Human Ecology unique. 

Fiber Science & Apparel Design (FSAD) Faculty and Student Panel -- Thank you for attending!
Tuesday, April 13 | 6:00p.m. -- 7:00p.m. (EDT) | Invitations will be sent to those who applied to the Fiber Science and Fashion Design & Management majors.
Join FSAD faculty and current students to learn more about the FSAD approach to design, studio culture and environment, the curriculum, and what makes pursuing design through the College of Human Ecology unique.

Let's Meditate! Guided meditation session -- Thank you for attending!
Thursday, April 15 | 3:30p.m. -- 4:00p.m. (EDT)
This guided meditation offers an opportunity for our College of Human Ecology admitted students to practice a relaxing and restorative technique supported by scientific research. Mindfulness Meditation focuses on the present moment without judgment. 

Human Ecology Premed/Prehealth Panel -- Thank you for attending!
Thursday, April 15 | 6:30p.m. -- 7:30p.m. (EDT)
Students considering a premed/health path should attend this event to learn more about how the College of Human Ecology prepares students to pursue comprehensive and holistic perspectives on health and wellness.  

Human Ecology Ambassadors Student Panel
Saturday, April 17 | 11:45a.m. -- 12:45p.m. (EDT)
Hear what made the College of Human Ecology a compelling choice for current students across the College's majors. Our students will share their involvement in the Cornell and greater Ithaca communities and how they are making the most of their education. 

Q&A Session: Moving forward with confidence
Saturday, April 17 | 1:00p.m. -- 2:00p.m. (EDT)
The CHE Admissions Staff will discuss how the College of Human Ecology's education can support your interests and goals and how students can experience the College more fully. Learn more about how we will work with you over the next few months. There is no formal agenda for this event so bring your questions. 

Human Ecology Association for Students of Color (ASC) Panel
Monday, April 19 | 6:30p.m. -- 7:30p.m. (EDT)
Hear what made the College of Human Ecology a compelling choice for current students across the College's majors. Our students will share their involvement in the Cornell and greater Ithaca communities and how they are making the most of their education. 

College of Human Ecology Faculty Panel
Wednesday, April 21 | 6:30p.m. -- 7:30p.m. (EDT)
Join faculty from across the College of Human Ecology's academic programs to better understand what makes pursuing your interests and goals through the College of Human Ecology a unique experience.

"CHE Live Online" Texting Events

The phone line to join this event will be emailed to you. You're welcome to join us at either event regardless of your planned major. Human Ecology Ambassadors and Admissions Staff will be on hand to help you with questions about student and academic life. 

Global & Public Health Sciences; Human Biology, Health, and Society; and Nutritional Sciences Texting Event
Wednesday, April 14 | 6:00p.m. -- 8:00p.m. (EDT)

Human Development; Health Care Policy; and Policy Analysis & Management Texting Event
Tuesday, April 20 | 6:00p.m. -- 8:00p.m. (EDT)