Returning students, I hope you are looking forward to another exciting year at Ithaca College and that you had a productive yet restful summer.
New students, welcome to Ithaca College. I hope that you will have an enjoyable and rewarding experience here at Ithaca College.
Whether you are new or returning to Ithaca College, I encourage you to get involved in all that Ithaca has to offer academically, personally, and socially. I’m certain that you will build wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. Last year, more than 90 percent of all students used the fitness center, and more than 160 clubs and organizations were active and provided outstanding opportunities to meet fellow students, sponsor programs and activities, and learn how to work in a group. Already this year, more than 100 first year students have provided two days of community service to the Ithaca area as part of the Community Plunge program.
Community at Ithaca means more than just attending classes. It means getting involved in the out of class experience by joining a club, providing community services, participating in athletic or recreational sports, or finding other ways to contribute to the Ithaca College community while simultaneously enhancing your learning.
As we begin a new year, the “Welcome Students” website http://www.ithaca.edu/studentaffairs/welcome/ provides you with some information and some resources that will help you better navigate the endless possibilities at Ithaca College. Log on and discover: news about Ithaca College and the local community; upcoming events, concerts, and athletic games; technological tools to help you cope in cyberspace; ways to stay active and fit; important campus rules, regulations, and safety guidelines; and information about the role of off-campus students in the local community.
Have a great year!
Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life