Family Orientation and Resources

Family members play an important role in their college student's continuing development and education, and we’ve designed a family orientation program to address those unique questions and concerns. Explore the topics below to learn more about the programs and resources available to all family members and guests of our new and transfer students throughout the orientation process. 

Regardless of whether you’ll be attending an orientation session with your student, we encourage you to review the information in each section below carefully and contact us with any questions you have along the way. We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully even meeting you with your incoming student this summer!

Please take a moment to fill out our parent information form.

Join Us for Family Orientation

Join Us for Family Orientation

Just sign up for the family session that runs concurrently with your student's orientation program.

Getting Here and Checking In

Getting Here and Checking In

How to get your family to Ithaca or assist your student on their journey to orientation.

Family Orientation Schedule

Family Orientation Schedule

What to expect during your orientation experience.

Resources and Next Steps

Resources and Next Steps

Orientation was the first step of your student's college experience, now the journey really begins!

Family To-Do List

Family To-Do List

New and transfer family members, start preparing for summer orientation now.