Transfer Orientation Guide

Welcome to your transfer summer orientation guide. All transfer students must attend the one-day mandatory transfer orientation. However, there is an optional extended transfer orientation for students seeking a more traditional overnight orientation experience.

  • Sunday, June 15 - Extended Transfer Orientation (optional)
  • Monday, June 16 - Mandatory Transfer Orientation

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!

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To-Do Before OrientationTo-Do Before Orientation
Everything you need to complete before arriving for your summer orientation program.


  • Once your deposit has posted to your student account, sign up for a summer orientation session by logging into your myIthaca account. Click on the “Events” tab to view sessions that are available. You may also sign up guests wanting to attend Family Orientation (during Mandatory Transfer Orientation) at the same time.

*Your summer orientation reservation can be updated up to 3 days prior to your session.

  • If you have a documented disability or have general questions about accommodation resources at IC, contact Student Disabilities Services by phone at 607-274-1005 or by email at


  • Activate your Ithaca Netpass User Name/Password and HomerConnect accounts. Follow the instructions mailed to you by the Office of the Registrar to get started.
  • Using your Netpass username and password, submit a picture for your Ithaca College ID through the on-line portal. Students will pick up their ID on Monday during Mandatory Transfer Orientation.

*According to college policy, all Ithaca College students are required to have and carry an identification (ID) card. The ID Office will review all photos submitted online. You will be notified if the photo was not accepted, allowing time for resubmission. If you are not able to submit an on-line photo, report to the ID Office upon arrival at orientation and they will take your photo. 

  • Starting May 15, you can select a meal plan by logging onto HomerConnect

*You will receive more information about meal plans during orientation.