2016 Fall Welcome

Fall Welcome is Ithaca's continuing orientation program that happens over three days prior to the first day of classes. It is designed to assist new and transfer students in becoming acquainted with their new college environment and provides greater opportunity for academic, social, and individual growth. 

All first-year students will receive the complete Fall Welcome Program which includes a copy of the schedule when they check into their fall room assignment.  Program highlights are listed below.

2016 Fall Welcome Program Highlights

Click for a copy of the Fall Welcome schedule.

Sunday, August 21
  Housing Check In (What should I bring?)
  First-Year Dinner
  First Floor meetings 
  First Night Social

Monday, August 22
  Transfer Student Breakfast 
  Dean's Welcome
  Exploratory Program Overview
  First-Year Showcase

Tuesday, August 23
  ICC Theme Kick-Off Event
  College 101 Workshops
  Multicultural Welcome Back BBQ
  Leadership Scholars Welcome Program
  First-Year Honors Student Welcome
  LGBT & Allied Community Welcome
  Transfer Student T-Shirt Swap

Wednesday, August 24
  First Day of Classes
       Please note: Monday classes will meet on this day at their scheduled times - not Wednesday classes.
  First-Year Diversity Speaker


Fall Welcome Program FAQ:

  • New varsity athletes will work with their coach to navigate Fall Welcome programs with team expectations.
  • At this time there is no additional family programming during Fall Welcome.
  • Transfer students are invited to attend all Fall Welcome events.

*Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations (including sign language interpreting), should contact First-Year Experience at 607-274-1908.  Requests for accommodations should be made as far in advance as possible.