New Student Checklist

  • Obtain your Homer User ID and PIN.
  • Activate your HomerConnect account.
  • Activate your Ithaca College Netpass account.
  • Meet with your chair or adviser.
  • Register for classes on HomerConnect.
  • Check your online billing statement.
  • Get an ID authorization form and take it to the ID office to obtain your ID card.
  • Register your vehicle with the Office of Public Safety.
  • Complete the necessary health forms and review the health insurance policy on the Hammond Health Center website.

Other Important Information

Questions?

Always check in with your academic advisor, graduate chairperson, or Dean's Office if you have any questions or concerns about this checklist (or if you have any questions about anything for that matter!).

Email and Mailing Addresses

Current email and local mailing addresses are crucial to communication between students and various campus offices. Please be sure to provide the College with your current (local) mailing address as well as any email address changes.

Ithaca College Email Account

As soon as you have received your Homer User ID and PIN you should sign up for an Ithaca College email account. You will receive important messages from the College via your Ithaca College email account from time to time.

Health Insurance

All students are required to have health insurance, and we advance bill all students for coverage arranged by Ithaca College. Brochures explaining the Ithaca College student health insurance plan will be mailed to you.

Additional coverage and family plans are available for purchase. Please contact the Health Center for details, 607-274-3177. Information and enrollment forms are also available online.

Students are automatically enrolled in the student health insurance plan. If you do not desire coverage, you must submit a waiver in order to have the charge removed. The online waiver system is available at certain times during the summer and early fall.  You should contact the Health Center for details at 607-274-3177 for the most updated information.

Parking

All parking at Ithaca College is reserved. Please park in the red lots when you arrive on campus. There is no charge for a parking permit; however, your vehicle must be registered with the Office of Public Safety.

For programs starting in the summer, you must take your Ithaca College identification and vehicle registration in person to register your vehicle with the Office of Public Safety. Fall programs should register for parking online. At the web site you will be asked to fax your vehicle registration. When you print the receipt, it serves as a temporary parking permit for the follow two-week period. Your permanent parking permit will be sent to you by the Office of Parking and Traffic Services prior to the expiration of your temporary parking permit.

Student ID

In order to get a student ID you must obtain an "ID authorization form" that you will take to The Ithaca College ID Office, located on the third floor of Campus Center, room 337.