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Hosting Programs

Hosting programs are great opportunities for admitted students to come see what Cornell Engineering and the university as a whole have to offer! Visiting campus will provide you with insights you simply can't get through word-of-mouth conversations, viewbooks, or websites.

Admitted Student Hosting Program

The Offices of Diversity Programs Engineering and Engineering Admissions jointly organize Engineering Diversity Hosting Weekend (EDHW). This hosting program presents you with the opportunity to:

  • Engage with our dynamic faculty, staff, and students
  • Participate in an interactive lab demonstration
  • Tour the Engineering Quad and campus
  • Stay overnight (EDHW) in a residence hall with a current student
  • Learn about the opportunities and resources available to Cornell Engineers

In addition, you will be able to engage with members of several of our award-winning engineering student organizations.

Engineering Diversity Hosting Weekend (EDHW)

One weekend (Thursday-Saturday) annually hosted in mid-April

EDHW provides you with an insider's view into life as a Cornell Engineer! During your visit we want you to be able to experience as much of Cornell Engineering as possible as it is important for you to get a sense of whether Cornell is a good fit for you.


EDHW is for admitted Engineering students only who are graduating high school in Spring 2020. Further, this hosting program has a particular focus on first-generation college students and/or students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in engineering. 

How to Register

Admitted Engineering students are emailed a personal invitation from the office of Engineering Admissions to register for EDHW. Please register early upon receipt of your invitation.

Please note:
  • Registration is free.
  • Registration is first come, first served and fills quickly.
  • Registration via email invitation opens in March 2020.
  • Overnight hosting on-campus is a part of EDHW.

Program Contacts

Engineering Admissions
607.255.5008 (office)

Diversity Programs in Engineering
607.255.6403 (office)

Other Visit Opportunities

We know that the opportunity to visit campus is an important factor in identifying if Cornell is what you are looking for in a college experience. To help make the most of your visit, prospective first-year students are also encouraged to attend a Cornell Engineering Information Session, as well as a student-led tour of the Engineering Quad, when available.

Engineering Information Sessions are offered throughout the summer and fall months on most Mondays and Fridays and select Saturdays. Learn more about the options and resources available by planning your visit to Cornell.