Welcome new College of Human Ecology students

and new Brooks School of Public Policy students!


We look forward to knowing you and helping you make the most of your experience here.

We have planned a process that ensures you will have what you need to start the semester on solid footing.  We anticipate that you will be thoughtful as you carefully read, process, and act on information from our New Student Orientation Information website. All incoming first year and transfer students are expected to review that website prior to enrolling in Fall 2022 classes July 19-22.

We will be contacting you via your cornell.edu email address, so be sure to activate your NetID and regularly check your official Cornell email account for updates. 

If you are an incoming First-Year student (Class of 2026) your first step will be to visit the Student Portal to verify your major by Monday June 20, 2022. You can change your major at this time if your interests have evolved.

Gather more information about Human Ecology and Brooks majors to make your Major Verify decision by June 20, 2022. For more information about Fall 2022 course recommendations for each major, please review your major's 2022-2023 Curriculum Sheet as well as the scheduling recommendations from your academic department's new student website below:

If you run into scheduling questions after carefully reviewing the online resources, you can schedule an appointment to speak with an advisor in the Office of Student and Career Development by visiting our website.