Welcome from the Dean

On behalf of all of us in First-Year Experience, I would like to welcome you to Ithaca College.  We hope the First-Year Experience that we have created will help you to make an easy transition to Ithaca, and support you in achieving your academic and personal goals.  As a new student at Ithaca College, we hope that you will accept the responsibility of community membership as you pursue your academic and personal aspirations. Please take some time to review this web site, as it will provide you with helpful information about the First-Year Experience. I encourage you to take full advantage of each of these opportunities, as they will help make your first year at Ithaca a successful one.

Three attributes, embedded in the vision statement of Ithaca College, serve as a focus for the incoming class each year. These attributes are “intellect,” “creativity,” and “character.” Through the components of the First-Year Experience, you will read about, discuss, and reflect upon issues that relate to the development of these three attributes.

I encourage you to take advantage of all these opportunities as you take action steps to clarify your own traits and embrace the importance of ongoing intellect, creativity, and character development.

I welcome you to Ithaca College and hope you have an outstanding year!

Dr. Roger G. Richardson
Associate Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs;
Dean, First-Year Experience