Human Ecology is a thriving intellectual community on a dynamic, beautiful, and engaging campus. We invite prospective undergraduate applicants and their families to visit to fully appreciate the possibilities the college offers. In addition to campus tours and university information sessions, the College of Human Ecology offers a number of ways for you to get to know us. 

We hope you will consider how you would use a Human Ecology education as a vehicle for your goals as you plan your visit.

Prospective first-year applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a Human Ecology Information Session hosted by one of our Admissions Counselors. Share your academic interests with the group and learn more about the college, its programs and opportunities, and the admissions process. Individual appointments are not offered to prospective first-year applicants. Our sessions can last 90 minutes.

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

Our information sessions are offered on most Mondays and Fridays from June through October, along with select Saturdays in October. Review the schedule and register for a session.

All College of Human Ecology sessions originate from Academic Surge Facility A (on the "Ag Quad"). Our office is closed and no information sessions are offered during Cornell University breaks and observed national holidays.

Prospective external transfer applicants are strongly encouraged to contact our Admissions Office (607.255.5471) to make a phone or in-person appointment with an Admissions Counselor to discuss your interests, our required preparatory coursework (PDF), and transfer planning. Appointments should be scheduled a semester or two prior to submitting an application. Have a copy of your transcript available 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 attend an information session prior to submitting an application. Review our internal transfer information for information session dates and details  about the internal transfer process, including course requirements.

Contacting faculty directly is not encouraged, unless you are interested in our design majors. Those interested in Design + Environmental Analysis should email the D+EA Academic Program Coordinator to schedule an appointment; those interested in Fashion Design & Management should email Timothy Snyder to schedule 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.