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 Your Orientation Session

Sign Up for Your Orientation Session

Discover dates you're eligible to attend orientation on myIthaca.

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 Accessibility 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.

During Orientation

Student and Family Check-In

Student and Family Check-In

What to expect when you arrive.

Orientation Program

Orientation Program

What to expect each day.

Housing and Meals During Orientation

Housing and Meals During Orientation

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!

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.

New Student Orientation To-Do List

Before Orientation

Before Orientation

Prepare for orientation and build your student profile.

During Orientation

During Orientation

Complete the following action items during your summer orientation program.

After Orientation

After Orientation

Select housing, complete final forms, and get ready for August!