Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program


Helpful links for those new to Cornell and the Ithaca Area


Ithaca, New York


Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region that are home to Cornell University are a fantastic place to live, work and play, and we are not the only people who think so! Ithaca was ranked the best College town in America, Business Insider 2014.

Nearly 85% of graduate students at Cornell live off-campus. Visit the Off-Campus Living office for more information. Also, check out this informative flyer regarding off campus housing, a former BBS graduate student assembled.

Kipling theatre


Cornell's Schwartz Center Kiplinger Theatre

This amazing venue hosts concerts, dance recitals, plays, musicals and other events.



Weill Hall

The Cornell campus offers state-of-the-art facilities for cutting-edge research in virtually all areas of graduate education. Campus-wide Core Facilities and Services are often used by BBS research labs.

AD White


A.D. White Statue

A.D. White was Ezra Cornell's partner in the founding of this great university and served as Cornell's first president. He implement Ezra Cornell's vision of an inclusive and academically diverse institution.

cascadilla creek


Cascadilla Creek

You may have heard Ithaca is Gorges - here is one reason why. Cascadilla Creek Located on the southern edge of  campus contains a series of bucolic waterfalls and a dynamic 1.3 mile gorge walk with many stairs.

farmer market


Ithaca Farmers' Market

The Ithaca Farmer’s Market is a cooperative with 150 vendors who live within 30 miles of Ithaca, New York. Agricultural vendors grow and offer high quality fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, poultry and dairy products. Food vendors bring a wide variety of freshly baked goods, jellies, honey, and sauces as well as delicious meals to eat at the market. Many talented artists and crafts people sell their exceptional, locally made items.