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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 at this time. 

Summer 2022 hours of operation update: In addition to being closed during typical office closures (evenings, weekends, and holidays), the CHE Office of Admissions will close at 12:00pm on Fridays, June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Building access to Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, the Human Ecology Building, and Savage/Kinzelberg Halls will be limited to card access only after 1:00pm on those Fridays.

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. 

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. Fall 2022 offerings will be posted in late summer. Note that these sessions are tailored for first year applicants. Prospective transfers: please review our specific coursework requirements and other transfer related information.  

Learn more about our academic programs, community engagement, research, and other aspects of the CHE experience and education. These sessions will focus on and be driven by your questions. Review our recorded sessions in advance of attending. Seating will be limited. Register in advance.

  • Friday, June 24, 10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. ET -- Thank you for joining us!
  • Friday, July 08, 10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. ET -- Thank you for joining us!
  • Friday, July 22, 10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. ET -- Thank you for joining us!
  • Friday, August 05, 10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. ET
  • Friday, August 26, 10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. ET

Hosted by CHE Admissions Staff, learn more about how your interests can take shape through our majors, opportunities, and community. We'll discuss your interests as you consider how to use your education to affect change. Time will be available for guest Q&A. Registration is required (see links below).

Watch our recorded information sessions prior to these events if you haven't already. The recorded information sessions provide a comprehensive review of the College of Human Ecology and our programs. Viewing these in advance will allow for deeper conversation and understanding of the CHE experience. 

  • Wednesday, July 27 -- Thank you for joining us!
  • Wednesday, August 17
  • Fall 2022 sessions will be scheduled and posted soon.

Student panels are not offered during the summer months and will resume during Fall 2022. Watch our recorded CHE Student panel in the meantime. 

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. They will discuss academic programs, advising, research, extracurriculars, the CHE community and more. Time will be available for guest Q&A.

Watch our recorded information sessions prior to these events if you haven't already. The recorded information sessions provide a comprehensive review of the College of Human Ecology and our programs. Viewing these in advance will allow for deeper conversation and understanding of the CHE experience. 

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.