Why FYRE?

Living in FYRE is a great way to begin your Ithaca College experience! You will have the opportunity to meet many of your classmates and develop lasting friendships, attend fun and engaging social activities, and have important discussions about life on campus and global issues. Overall students living in the First-Year Residential Experience report high levels of satisfaction with their residence hall experience.

Support & Guidance: there are a number of staff and faculty who are available in FYRE to answer your questions and help you to navigate the Ithaca Campus. RAs are available on every floor, and your Residence Director is also a great resource. Be sure to review the "Meet the Staff" section for more information!

Connections: one of the foundations of FYRE is community. FYRE offers regular social events and theme group programs/discussions to help create a sense of community and home like feel. We encourage all students in FYRE to take advantage of all there is to offer by attending events and getting involved in the community!

First-Year Council/Programming Board is a great way for you to get involved in your community and to make a difference! Each FYRE hall has a First-Year Council or Programming Board that serves as a leadership and activity planning group for the community. Learn about and utilize your leadership skills while planning some great social events for the students in your hall. If you are interested, ask one of the Residential Life staff at check in about how to become active!

FYRE Amenities – All FYRE halls have one or more floor social lounges, a TV lounge, laundry facilities, and a kitchen/kitchenette. See the list of all amenities by residence hall in our Residential Life Guide: /reslife/guide/amenities/