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The College of Human Ecology's Undergraduate Admissions Staff continues to strongly encourage prospective students, their families, and advocates to carefully watch our informational and panel-based recordings (see below) regardless of whether you plan to visit Cornell University’s Ithaca campus*. The best context for program/major, college, and admissions information regardless of your major of interest is through the College of Human Ecology's (CHE) Undergraduate Admissions resources.

See below for our information session schedules and other ways to get to know the College of Human Ecology. 

*It is important to note that Cornell University/the College of Human Ecology does not track “demonstrated interest”. Visiting campus is not required nor expected of applicants. Students can articulate their fit and interest in the College of Human Ecology through the supplemental essay question in the Common Application. 

The College of Human Ecology (CHE) Office of Admissions is closed to foot traffic. Class visits are not available. 

Be sure to review and adhere to Cornell University's mask policy while visiting campus. 

CHE Undergraduate Admissions Information Sessions and Panels

Watch our recorded sessions to learn about the CHE experience, academic programs and advising, research, student perspectives, and admissions process. 

Before planning a trip to our Ithaca campus, please review up-to-date visitor information.

Prospective first-year applicants can join College of Human Ecology Undergraduate Admissions Staff on one of the following dates if you are visiting our Ithaca campus. Note that our information sessions are tailored for first-year applicants. Prospective transfers – please review our specific coursework requirements and other transfer related information

Summer 2024 CHE in-person Information/Q&A Sessions
Learn more about our academic programs, community engagement, research, and other aspects of the CHE experience and education. This Q&A session will be driven by your questions. Review our recorded sessions in advance of attending. Seating will be limited and advanced registration is required

  • Friday, June 28, 11:00am -11:50am
  • Friday, July 12, 11:00am -11:50am
  • Friday, July 19, 11:00am -11:50am
  • Friday, July 26, 11:00am -11:50am

Fall 2024 in-person sessions have not been scheduled at this point.

The College of Human Ecology Undergraduate Admissions Staff is not offering information sessions during Spring 2024. We will resume our schedule of sessions this summer. More information to come. 

Current College of Human Ecology students from across our majors will share their perspectives and experiences about life in the College of Human Ecology and at Cornell University during session during the fall 2024.

Online Resources

  • Read our major specific fact sheets for an in-depth overview, sample courses, and information about research, experiential opportunities, and career pathways.
  • Curriculum sheets (2022-2023 versions) provide additional details about coursework by major. Note that the curriculum sheets are updated each year. 
  • Check out blog posts that relate to CHE, the admissions process, and life at Cornell University. 
  • Visit MeetEzra for frequently asked questions about undergraduate admissions. 
  • Join the University's contact list to receive emails, electronic invitations to programs, and important admission updates. Select “Human Ecology” in the "College Interests" section at the bottom of the form.

Contacting faculty and academic departments directly is strongly discouraged. Those interested in Design + Environmental Analysis can email the D+EA Academic Program Coordinator with questions; those interested in Fashion Design & Management can email the department with questions. Please note that the design departments are not offering tours of their spaces, nor are they offering design supplement consultations at this time.