Jumpstart Program

Jumpstart Participant Check In Information

Participants should plan on checking in between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 21. Based on your fall housing assignment, check in to the appropriate housing office listed below.

  • Terraces 1 – 13, East Tower, and West Tower check in at the Terrace 7 Area Office, Room 100
  • Hood, Holmes, Hilliard, Eastman, Landon, Bogart, Lyon, Clarke, Boothroyd, Rowland, Tallcott or Emerson Halls, or Garden Apartments check in at the Quads Area Office, Eastman 102

The Jumpstart program begins with dinner starting at 5:00 p.m. in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall (Campus Center), so leave yourself plenty of time to get settled into your room before arriving.

Contact your program coordinator with questions about your specific Jumpstart program. (You have received emails from them in your IC email account.)

What is Jumpstart and when do I apply?

JUMPSTART into your fall semester at Ithaca College by applying to become part of the Jumpstart tradition!

New and transfer students may apply to take part in one of four specially designed pre-semester programs that will help them transition into the Ithaca College experience.  Each program has a different focus, and selected participants will take part in activities and exercises centered on those themes. Please review the short program descriptions for more information. 

  • Community Plunge
  • ECHO (Experiencing Connections by Heading Outdoors)
  • Lead-In
  • The GREEN Tour (Gardening, Recycling, Eating, Enjoying Nature)


Application Dates: (applications have closed for 2014)

  • June 2 - On-line application process open
  • July 15 - On-line application process closes
  • July 18 - Applicants notified via email their status
  • July 25- Selected applicants must confirm their acceptance