We are delighted to have you join us in the Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS)!

DNS is home to three human health science majors: Nutritional Sciences (NS), Human Biology, Health, and Society (HBHS), and Global and Public Health Sciences (GPHS) as well as students in a Biological Sciences concentration in Human Nutrition and several minor fields at Cornell. Our programs include students from three Colleges. Each year we welcome approximately 200 new undergraduate students to join the 600 undergraduates in our majors.

Summer Advising & Enrollment for Fall 2023

Pre-enrollment for fall semester courses will occur between July 17 th – 20 th . This is your
first (not only!) opportunity to get a spot in your preferred fall courses. You will be able to
add/adjust once the Add period begins on Friday, August 18th at 9:00 a.m

To help you decide and get into in fall courses, we are offering:

  1. a Virtual Pre-Enroll info/Q&A session:
  2. 15-minute one-on-one appointments with DNS Student Services on July 11th and 12th, scheduled via Bookings.
  3. Open drop-in virtual office hours via Zoom link from 9am EST to 11am EST, and 2pm EST to 4pm EST on July 17 th to help with any same-day pre-enrollment questions. You will be put into a waiting room and invited in in the order you arrive.
  4. DNS Student Advisors in the major will host an optional virtual meet up on Friday, July 14th at 10am EST to briefly discuss the major requirements and answer any course-specific questions. The Zoom links for each major meet-up are as follows:

*Transfer students: Incoming transfer students are encouraged to reach out to DNS Student Services to schedule an advising appointment to discuss Fall enrollment.

Orientation: Major Meetups

DNS will be holding the following required session for Fall 2023 Orientation:

Friday, August 18th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM in Call Auditorium

You will receive more information via email, so be sure to check your inbox regularly! There will also be many other Orientation events for new students once you arrive on campus; keep an eye on the Orientation pages for incoming first-year students and incoming transfer students for developing details.
Have further DNS advising questions? Contact dnsstudentservices@cornell.edu!

lillian emily ana marla
Lillian Baptist
Undergraduate Student
Services Assistant.        
B36 Kinzelberg Hall,
Ithaca, NY
Emily Fenuccio
Student Services Associate
B36 Kinzelberg Hall, Ithaca, NY
Ana Adinolfi
Director of Student Services 
B36 Kinzelberg Hall,
Ithaca, NY

Dr. Marla Lujan 
Director of
Studies (DUS)
216 Savage Hall, Ithaca, NY


What classes should I register for, and how?

You can view your major requirements on the DNS Majors page to start planning out your schedule (keeping in mind that it can change during Add/Drop!). Additionally, all incoming first year and transfer students into DNS will be automatically enrolled in the intro course to their respective majors, (NS 1400 for HBHS, NS 1150 for NS, and NS 1600 for GPHS).

To whom should I ask questions? Do I get a faculty advisor?

All first-year students in DNS are assigned a staff advisor in Student Services. You will be contacted by your staff advisor in early July and get to meet them virtually over the summer during the events surrounding pre-enroll for fall courses. You will later be assigned a faculty advisor and a student advisor and have the opportunity to meet them during Orientation in August. Your DNS staff advisor, faculty advisor, and student advisor are part of your CAST (Cornell Academic Success Team), a larger group of people at Cornell who will help guide your undergraduate experience and assist you with thinking about what opportunities will be most valuable to help you reach your goals at Cornell and beyond.

How can I get a good start at Cornell?

One of the most important things to keep in mind is that there are many resources for support available and not only is it okay to ask for help, but it's encouraged! The DNS community is here to help and wants to set you up for success. If you’re struggling in a course, there are many sources of assistance available to you, such as office hours with professors or teaching assistants, special study sessions for science courses, workshops at the Learning Strategies Center, and guidance from advisors. Additional information will be provided during Orientation.

Have other questions?

For general questions, please send a note to dnsstudentservices@cornell.edu and we will be happy to help find an answer for you.