New Student Orientation Guide

Welcome to your summer orientation guide. Orientation is a three-day experience, with different goals for each day:

  • Day 1 - Orientation check-in and housing assignments
  • Day 2 - Learn about resources and meet with a faculty advisor
  • Day 3 - Register for first semester classes

Review the information in each section below carefully and contact us with any questions you have along the way. We look forward to meeting you this summer!

Before Orientation

Sign Up for an Orientation Session

Sign Up for an Orientation Session

Sign up online to find dates you're eligible to attend.

Preparing for Course Registration

Preparing for Course Registration

Discover the ICC, learn about HomerConnect, and prepare to select your personalized class schedule.

Documented Disabilities and Special Considerations

Documented Disabilities and Special Considerations

The Office of Student Disability Services is here to assist you.

What Do I Pack, and How Do I Get There?

What Do I Pack, and How Do I Get There?

What to expect when you arrive on campus.

To-Do Before Orientation

To-Do Before Orientation

Everything you need to complete before arriving for your summer orientation program.

During Orientation

Orientation Check-In

Orientation Check-In

What to expect when you arrive.

Orientation Schedule

Orientation Schedule

What to expect each day.

Orientation Housing and Meals

Orientation Housing and Meals

Where will you sleep, and what will you eat?

Check-Out and Course Registration on Day 3

Check-Out and Course Registration on Day 3

Plan your first semester, then travel safe until we see you again in August!

To-Do during Orientation

To-Do during Orientation

Complete the following action items during your summer orientation program.

After Orientation

Move-In Day and Fall Welcome

Move-In Day and Fall Welcome

What to expect when you move to Ithaca in August

The First Few Weeks

The First Few Weeks

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

Being a Self-Advocate

Being a Self-Advocate

Be effective at communicating your needs and negotiating your interests. We are here to assist you on your journey.

To-Do After Orientation

To-Do After Orientation

Complete the following action items after your summer orientation program.