Services and Facilities

Accessibility and Accommodation
Questions about Ithaca College's accessibility and requests for accommodation for individuals with disabilities should be addressed to the Office of Affirmative Action, 607-274-3909 (voice), 607-274-1767 (TDD), or

Located in the Phillips Hall annex, the Ithaca College bookstore is open Monday through Saturday. In addition to textbooks and general interest books, the bookstore offers a large selection of clothing, greeting cards, computer accessories, digital media, art supplies, and more.

Career services
If you are seeking assistance with career exploration or development, the career services office offers individual attention from a professional staff person. Call 607-274-3365 for an appointment. Career counselors are available to assist you on a drop-in basis.

Computing Services
Nondegree students may use the computers in several labs operated by Information Technology Services (ITS). The largest and most-used computer facility is the complex on the first floor of Friends Hall. The labs are staffed by student consultants who are skilled at helping people with various computer applications. Before you can use ITS's services, you'll need an account. Just stop by Job Hall Center for Information Technology with your student ID card.

Dining Services
The food court, located in the Campus Center, offers a wide variety of food at modest prices. You may also buy fixed-price meals in the campus dining halls. Meal plans may also be available.

Financial Aid
Unfortunately, financial aid is not available to students who are registered on a nondegree basis. The College does, however, offer comprehensive financial aid packages to eligible full-time and part-time students who have been admitted to degree study (matriculated) at Ithaca. If you plan to become a matriculated student and are concerned about financing your education, contact the student financial services office at 607-274-3131.

Health Services
Health insurance is unfortunately also unavailable for students who are registered on a nondegree basis. For further information about the health center facility and services please contact us at (607) 274-3177.

Ithaca College does not offer housing for extramural (nondegree) students; however, rental options in and around the Ithaca area may be found on craigslist or through Cornell's off-campus housing service.

The Ithaca College library, located in Gannett Center, offers numerous services and information resources in electronic and print formats, including books, periodicals, compact discs, phonograph records, audiotapes, and videotapes. An online catalog is available to locate materials. You can search the catalog in the library or your personal computer. Reference librarians are also available to assist you. You will find that these helpful individuals can provide tips on how to use various print and electronic resources, direct you to appropriate materials, and recommend research strategies.

When you first visit the Office of Extended Studies, use the parking spaces in J lot reserved for visitors. After you complete your course registration, you should register your vehicle with Parking and Traffic Services. You will need a photocopy of your current vehicle registration. The fee for the fall and spring semesters is published on the Parking and Traffic Services website. There is no charge for summer parking. After your vehicle is properly registered, all student (red) lots are available for your use. Please plan to make payment for parking with a separate check; do not include the fee in your tuition payment.

Recreational Facilities
Campus recreational facilities are available to students. They include a state-of-the-art fitness center, which houses an exercise area, an aerobics studio, an indoor climbing wall, and two gymnasiums; and the indoor swimming pool in Hill Center. Outside are a track, tennis courts, and, during the summer, a pool.

Student Employment
Extramural students are ineligible for student employment.

Services for Students with Disabilities
Ithaca College seeks to ensure that all students with disabilities are provided access to and are able to participate fully in its programs and activities. If you have a documented disability or feel you may have an undiagnosed learning problem, please feel free to contact the Office of Academic Support Services for Students with Disabilities at 607-274-1005.

Writing Center
The writing center annex, located in Smiddy 109, offers tutoring to students who need assistance with any stage of the writing process. Services include help with reading comprehension and study skills, individual instruction in English for nonnative speakers, one-on-one conferences, instructional handouts, and a reference library.