Welcome new Cornell Human Ecology 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 2024 classes July 22-25.

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 2028) your first step will be to visit the Student Portal to "Verify Your Major" by Monday June 24, 2024. You can change your major at this time if your interests have evolved. Incoming Transfer Students – refer to your transfer credit evaluation and the New Student Orientation Information website when scheduling Fall 2024 coursework.

First Year students can gather more information about Human Ecology majors to make your Major Verify decision by June 24, 2024. For more information about Fall 2024 course recommendations for each major, please review your major's 2024-2025 Curriculum Sheet and review the scheduling recommendations from your academic department's "New Student Website" below:

  • Department of Psychology
  • Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS)
    • Human Biology, Health, and Society (HBHS) majors, Nutritional Sciences (NS) majors, and Global and Public Health Sciences (GPHS) majors: DNS New Student Website
      • DNS Pre-Enroll Info Session on Monday, July 15, 2024 3:00PM - 4:00PM EDT (see DNS New Student Website to register)
  • Human Centered Design (HCD)
    • Design + Environmental Analysis (DEA) majors and Fiber Science and Apparel Design (FSAD) majors: HCD New Student Website
      • DEA Pre-Enroll Info Session on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 11:00AM - 12:00PM EDT (see HCD New Student Website to register)
      • FSAD Pre-Enroll Info Session on Thursday July 11, 2024 11:00AM - 12:00PM EDT (see HCD New Student Website to register)

PRE-HEALTH STUDENTS: This summer the Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC) is holding Information Sessions for incoming first-year and transfer students to drop-in via Zoom to chat with HPAC pre-health advisors, ask initial questions, and meet other pre-health students. Visit the HPAC Events website to register to attend a July Pre-Health Information Session.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: We encourage you to register for Prepare, a pre-orientation program for incoming new international undergraduates. This program introduces you to important resources and connects you to other international students.

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