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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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1. Make Someone Else’s Garbage Your Treasure


Take advantage of Ithaca’s annual Take It or Leave It program. The Resource and Environmental Society (REMP) and the Ithaca College Environmental Society (ICES) place collection bins in all residence halls where residents can deposit usable stuff they no longer want. Some things include: room ...

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“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” ~ William Norris

When figuring out what to pack for college, you have to make a lot of choices. Dorm rooms are small, and easily cluttered. 

You also have to have the accoutrements to every...

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