Students are signing up for summer orientation now. Check out what they are learning about on the new orientation website!
We are excited to announce that new and transfer students who have paid their deposit are able to sign up for a summer orientation session via the Events Tab on their myIthaca account.
Once completing their reservation, students will be prompted to start preparing for their orientation experience. For example, they need to set-up their HomerConnect and Netpass accounts, take the Quantitative Literacy Readiness and Mathematics exam – in addition to other placement exams, complete required health forms, create a housing profile, look at the ICC website, figure out where to park when they get to campus… Yikes...how are they ever going to keep all of this information organized!
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the new orientation website - CLICK HERE TO VIEW.
Over the past few months, First-Year Experience has been working closely with a team in MarCom to develop a new content interface for first-year students, their family members, and our campus community. This has been an effective collaboration, resulting in a user friendly, cohesive format that will help our students successfully navigate this monumental transition.
Because orientation is truly a campus-wide initiative, the new website allows us to showcase all of the good work you do with students over the summer. We also believe this new platform will give you a comprehensive understanding of all the important elements students manage as they prepare to join Ithaca College in August.
Our next step in this process involves you! We invite you to peruse the website and offer feedback that will enhance our communication efforts to students and their family members. Send all feedback to Erica Shockley via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Bonny Griffith and Dave Cameron for their excellent work on this project. They effectively addressed new communication trends with our students (and their family members) and found creative ways to manage all of the content. We also appreciate all of the creative designers who made the site look visually appealing and the students who triple checked the links!