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 our majors.

2024 Admitted Students Events

Division of Nutritional Sciences Welcome Webinar – Class of 2028
Check out the recording of the DNS welcome webinar for the Class of 2028!
Please look out for information on admitted student events from your College (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or Human Ecology). 

Summer Advising & Enrollment for Fall 2024

Pre-enrollment for fall semester courses will occur between July 22 – 25. 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 for First Years on Friday, August 23 at 9:00am.

To help you choose and get into in fall courses, advisors will be available the week of pre-enrollment through the following offerings:

  1. Virtual Pre-Enroll Information Session:
  2. Open drop-in virtual office hours with DNS Student Services professional staff advisors and student advisors on July 16, July 17, and the afternoon if July 22. You will be put into a waiting room and invited in in the order you arrive. Links and detailed hours will be available in July.
  3. 15-minute one-on-one appointments with DNS Student Services on July 18, 19, and 22. The link to book appointments will first be available during the Virtual Pre-Enroll Information Session on July 15. 

*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 a required session for Fall 2024 Orientation:

Friday, August 23 1:30pm-3:30pm in 200 Baker Laboratory

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 students for developing details.
Have further DNS advising questions? Contact dnsstudentservices@cornell.edu!


Ana Adinolfi
Director of Student Services 
B36 Kinzelberg Hall


Carina Ciccone
Student Services Assistant
B36 Kinzelberg Hall


Emily Fenuccio
Student Services Associate
B36 Kinzelberg Hall


Sharon R. Kaplan
Student Services Associate
B36 Kinzelberg Hall


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


Lillian Wright
Undergraduate Student
Services Assistant.
B36 Kinzelberg Hall

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).

Will I be assigned an advisor?

Yes, all first-year students in DNS are assigned a professional staff advisor in Student Services, faculty advisor, and student advisor. You will get to meet the team of DNS professional staff advisors virtually over the summer during the events surrounding pre-enroll for fall courses. You will later be assigned a professional staff advisor, a faculty advisor, and a student advisor and have the opportunity to meet them during Orientation in August. These advisors are all part of your  Advising Support Network, 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.

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.