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A "Real Deal Parents Style" question

A: Cohabitation can be a breeze if both students try to be considerate of each other’s wishes. But if there are clashes about different bedtimes, anger over items borrowed without permission, or other invisible lines being crossed, each residence hall floor has a resident assistant trained in resolving roommate conflicts....

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A "Real Deal Parents Style" question

A: Living in the dorms encourages socializing and makes it easy to make new friends right off the bat. Most students bond with others on their floor, but classes, clubs, and campus events also provide plenty of opportunities for friendship. Whether their interests are culinary, political, athletic, or cinematic, students will find...

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A "Real Deal Parents Style" question

A: The first few weeks of college are when new friendships are forged and students cement their independence.If homesickness hits, encouraging your child to come home on weekends will only make the transition harder. Keep in touch by phone or e-mail -- or better yet, schedule a visit. Ithaca is worth the trip any time of the year,...

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A "Real Deal Parents Style" question

A: When finally on their own, students are often surprisingly able to stand on their own two feet. First-year students have a lot of new responsibilities to juggle, but support systems are in place to help. If students are finding it hard to schedule and prioritize, academic advisers are always available to talk. Peer advisers are...

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A "Real Deal Parents Style" question

A: Ithaca is a safe community, but IC’s campus still has many programs to make sure that your child is always comfortable. There are over 90 emergency telephones mounted on poles with blue lights that can be seen from a distance. Students who feel unsafe or want to request an escort back to their dorms simply pick up a phone...

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