The Office of Undergraduate Biology is home to the biological sciences major at Cornell. The OUB is located in 216 Stimson Hall and is open Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM-4:00 PM and Friday 8:30 AM-3:30 PM ET.
The OUB is deeply committed to being accessible and providing a high level of support and guidance to all students interested in or currently affiliated with the biological sciences major and students who are not in the major but are interested in incorporating the study of biology into their undergraduate experience.
OUB advisors are eager to connect with students. Please see information below about how students can book appointments through our online scheduling system. Students are also encouraged to visit the office during business hours or call 607-255-5233 with questions and alternative appointment times.
Connect with OUB advisors
Fall 2022 appointments
When scheduling an appointment, please find the Office of Undergraduate Biology listed under the "More" tab on the Appointment Scheduler page.
If the available appointment times do not fit your schedule, email bioadvising [at] cornell.edu or call 607-255-5233.
We are happy to accommodate you at other times, including early morning and evening appointment times when requested.
Meet with a student advisor
Student Advisor fall office hours *SA Office hours begin Monday, August 22
Student Advisors are available Monday-Friday for drop-in meetings at the link above.
You can talk with SAs about:
- Semester course planning
- Long range course planning
- Course questions
- Biological Sciences concentrations
- Getting started in research
- Getting involved on campus
Cancelled: Dr. Laura Schoele's Research Office Hours have been cancelled on Tuesday, November 22nd.
Looking for a research opportunity at Cornell?
Do you have challenges or concerns related to your research experience? Or are you looking for ways to level-up your research experience?
Schedule a Research Advising: Beyond the Basics appointment with an OUB advisor or visit Research Office Hours with Dr. Schoenle, Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:45 AM in the OUB. If you cannot find an appointment time that works with your schedule, email us at bioresearch [at] cornelle.edu.
Interested in research-focused PhD or MS programs?
For any research-related questions, visit the OUB’s Research Office Hours: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM in the OUB, 216 Stimson Hall. No appointment needed.
The Office of Undergraduate Biology can be reached via email at bioadvising [at] cornell.edu or by phone at 607-255-5233.
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