The Undergraduate Program Office, within the CIS Student Services Suite, is located in 110 Gates Hall. Direct questions to ugrad@cs.cornell.edu or to the most appropriate of these individuals:

Director of Undergraduate Studies 

Professor Claire Cardie
417 Gates Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853
Telephone: (607) 255-9206

The Director oversees all aspects of the undergraduate program, including requirements, new course offerings, course scheduling, faculty teaching, and faculty advising. The Director is the principal faculty contact with all academic units that have undergraduate concerns.

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising

Nicole Roy 
110E Gates Hall
Phone: (607) 255-0982
Office Hours: Final Exam Period (Wed. 12/6 - Fri. 12/15)

  • Monday: By appointment or when door open/available
  • Tuesday: By appointment or when door open/available
  • Wednesday: By appointment or when door open/available
  • Thursday: By appointment or when door open/available
  • Friday: By appointment or when door open/available

Changes to Office Hours:  TBA

Nicole works primarily with students with last names starting with the letters M-Z and internal and external transfer students. She provides general advising to majors and non-majors with regard to the CS major curriculum, the CS and Game Design Minors, and policy. She also meets with prospective students and families and those students wishing to transfer to the CS program from inside and outside of Cornell.

Academic Undergraduate Advisor

Ryan Marchenese (starting Monday, Dec. 11, 2017)
110F Gates Hall
Phone: (607) 255-7741
Office Hours: will begin at start of Spring 2018 term 

Ryan works primarily with students with last names starting with the letters A-L. He provides general advising to majors and non-majors with regard to the CS major curriculum, the CS and Game Design Minors, and policy. He also meets with prospective students and families and those students wishing to transfer to the CS program from inside and outside of Cornell.

Student Employment and Course Coordinator

Megan Gatch 
Office: 104 Gates Hall
Phone: (607) 255-3534

Administrative questions regarding course offerings, general course policies, consulting, and other miscellaneous course-related items, as well as questions about student employment in the CS department, should be directed to Megan.

Student Services Administrative Assistant

Jessica Beebe
Office: 104 Gates Hall
Phone: (607) 255-8231

General administrative support to the undergraduate advisors and course coordinator including the coordination of the Grace Hopper and Tapia scholarship programs.