What do Barack Obama, Henry David Thoreau, and Ithaca College writing professor Eleanor Henderson have in common? All have written books selected for IC’s First-Year Reading Initiative. In fact, Professor Henderson’s first novel, Ten Thousand Saints, is the book all freshmen received at their Summer Orientation.
With summer winding down and the first day of classes about a week away, you're probably beginning to sort through about 18 years of stuff and pack some of it up for your first year of college. Move-in Day is right around the corner, and it's natural to have a few questions about the dorms or what to bring. What size are the beds? What kind of mini-fridge can I bring? Is it really that cold? As incoming freshman moving into a college dorm for the first time, we had those same questions too — which is why we're here to help. Check out these five tips for Move-in Day.
No Car? No Problem.
Parents often inquire about transportation options during breaks and long weekends. Ithaca College has collaborated with Cornell University and other local partners to develop a rideshare program connecting drivers with riders for commuting, shopping, rides home, and travel to special events. If your student hasn't already, ask him or her to...
Hey Seniors! Summer may be coming to an end, but that means senior year is just beginning! Start off senior year right at the Senior Class Kick-Off BBQ!
We've seen the "Ithaca is gorges" bumper stickers, and we agree: the waterfalls, the lake, and the state parks are beautiful and signature Ithaca landmarks. But what casual visitors might not notice are the Ithaca College Natural Lands, 560 acres located on and across campus and in the nearby town of Newfield. Students and faculty use the Natural Lands for everything from classroom instruction and outside field research projects to cross country practice. Realizing we had never fully explored the wooded paths in IC's own backyard, we took advantage of the sunny summer weather and wandered the trails.