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The Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday will be celebrated in 2017 during the first week of classes from January 23-28, 2017 (as the Federal holiday falls prior to the return of students this year). MLK Week 2017 marks the 22nd annual Ithaca College community celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his teachings. 

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New hire sessions will continue to be held every other Monday morning through November 28, 2016.  There will be no new hire session the week of December 12, 2016.

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Submitted on behalf of Dr. Roger Richardson & Dr. Brian Dickens 

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students - 

The safety and security of the Ithaca College community is a top priority for the College. As we continuously strive to enhance our policies and programs related to campus security, it is helpful to periodically conduct objective assessments of our initiatives to help us to understand how we may further address the safety of our community.

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The Park School of Communications is proud to screen Fair Haven on Friday, November 4 at 5pm in Park Auditorium.

Fair Haven was written by assistant professor Jack Bryant.  A Q&A with professor Bryant and special guest, award winning filmmaker and director Kerstin Karlhuber will follow the screening. 

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 Come learn about the Women's and Gender Studies Program, meet other interested students as well as faculty who teach in the program.  All are welcome; feel free to drop in at any time between 5:30-7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 26th at the Handwerker Gallery. 

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Contributed on behalf of Tom Grape ’80, chairman of the Board of Trustees

To the Campus Community:

From October 19 to 21, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees and I will be on campus for our first full board meeting of the academic year. I always look forward to the October meeting, because I get to experience the energy of our campus when the semester is in full swing.

After our meetings conclude, I will share updates about our work. In the meantime, I wanted to send you a preview of what we will be working on this fall and beyond. 

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Submitted on behalf of James W. Nolan Jr. ’77, Parent ’01, chair of the Presidential Search Committee

Your search committee has been active! Since my last communication, we have been very busy in narrowing the pool of applicants. We are pleased by the quality of the candidates we have been in contact with and encouraged by the prospect of a successful conclusion to the search. The work takes time, patience, and persistence, and I am grateful to the committee members for their efforts.

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This is a reminder that there will be an information session on the Education Minor on Tuesday, October 18th from 5:30 to 6:30 in Williams 314.

There will be additional sessions on Thursday, October 20th (12:10-1:00) and Friday, October 21st (9:00-9:50).


Individuals who had stroke more than 6 months ago are needed for a study investigating the impact of physical therapy on walking and balance. Participants will be randomized to exercise in the water or on land using a treadmill 3 times per week for 4 weeks and will be compensated for their time. Please contact Sarah Fishel at for additional information. 


Let us know how we're doing! Click here to take a short survey and enter to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet! 

Ithaca College is pleased to offer faculty, students, and staff a new cloud-based platform for video and audio conferencing, mobile collaboration, and simple online meetings called Zoom.  All Ithaca College faculty, staff and students now have the ability to easily start and host collaborative sessions and classes for 2 to 500 participants.  Zoom is a next generation service that is similar to “WebEx” and other services, and is becoming widely adopted by numerous colleges and universities.

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October 18 - Free Flu Shots

Contributed by Katie Sack on 10/16/2016 

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Tuesday, October 18th from 8:00am through 12:00pm in Emerson Suites, Ithaca College will be holding our annual Point of Dispensing (POD) for all faculty, staff, and students to receive a free flu vaccination. The POD is an important part of the Ithaca College emergency preparedness plan, and tests our ability to deliver potentially lifesaving medication quickly and efficiently during an emergency or disaster incident that may pose a threat to public health. 

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On Monday, October 17, the U-Lot will be serving as reserved parking for an evening event in the Campus Center.  Therefore, it will be closed to regular use beginning at 3 p.m.  Vehicles in the lot at that time do not need to relocate.  However, no new entry will be permitted past 3 p.m. other than for event guests.  The lot will re-open for regular use on Tuesday morning.

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We had an awesome Alumni Weekend! Here's a recap of a wonderful weekend of partnerships with Alumni, Ithaca College Athletics and Spoon University - Ithaca College! We'd say it was a big win all around! Thank you!


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New Parking Options

Contributed by Amy Shippos on 10/14/2016 

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Timed Spaces in the Visitor Lot

Four 30 minute timed spaces have been added to the Visitor Lot for use by faculty, staff and student in need of short term parking to go to Peggy Ryan Williams Center.

Eastern Campus Visitor Spaces

Visitor parking has been added in M-Lot to provide some options for visitors wishing to park on the eastern end of campus.  These spaces will be located near the outdoor pool and in the circle at the lower entrance to Glazer Arena.  Visitors will need to stop by the A&E Center desk to obtain a permit to park in these spaces.

Tuesday, October 18th from 8:00am through 12:00pm in Emerson Suites, Ithaca College will be holding our annual Point of Dispensing (POD) for all faculty, staff, and students to receive a free flu vaccination

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Ithaca College and Cornell University unite to sponsor the 2nd annual SToPP event.

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 Don't miss the last day to register to vote!

The last day to register in New York State is Friday, October 14.  Registration forms must be post-marked by that date.

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We are looking for infants who will soon turn 5 months, born within 3 weeks of due date, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees, and are developing typically.  


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 Happy Fall! Click here or see below to view our Hours of Operation for Fall Break. 


Have a safe and happy Fall Break!

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