Park Resources and Quick Links for Current Students

We hope that you use this resource to help you navigate a successful academic career. Park staff and faculty are here to support you on your journey.


Not sure where to go? Not sure who to talk with?
Contact the Deans’ Office: commdeansoffice@ithaca.edu
We will help you navigate your success!

Getting answers to your questions starts with knowing where to go and who to talk to. If you’re unsure of where to seek your answers, start with the Dean’s office - we’ll get you there!

The Deans enjoy getting to know students and love hearing your successes and feedback so feel free to book an appointment at our reception desk. 


Park is made up of Departments into which all of the Majors and Minors are divided. Each Department has a Chair and an Administrative Assistant (AA). Each Major and Minor has a Program Director and is served by that Department's AA.  Click here for a complete list of who's who.



Technical Operations
Helpline: (607) 274-7700, Fax (607) 274-3082
Park Portable Equipment Center/Film C

Below is an update on policies for PPECS this Fall 2020. The environment has changed and while operations this semester will be more limited, we will continue to serve the Park community to the best of our ability.

For the Fall of 2020, all checkouts and returns will be handled curbside. This will allow us to serve students living in the Ithaca area or within driving distance of campus. All checkouts and returns will be handled in the 15-minute loading zone on the north side of the building. You will need to arrive at your scheduled time for both pick-ups AND returns. Early and/or late returns will no longer be accepted. Given scheduling demands, items must be returned AT the scheduled return time. Please book reservations accordingly.
In order to adhere to health and safety guidelines, there will also be NO WALK-INS during the Fall of 2020. This allows us the ability to stagger patron pick-ups and returns in order to keep adequate distancing of both patrons and employees. Reservations will all be made on the patron portal no more than two weeks in advance but at least 72 hours in advance. Only reservations submitted as part of a class-wide distribution will be accepted earlier than two weeks in advance.

The Patron Portal can be found at:

Please log in with your netpass username and password


In order to eliminate cross contamination of equipment, pick-ups and returns will be scheduled on separate days of the week. 

  • Reservations will all be made on the patron portal no more than two weeks in advance but at least 72 hours in advance.
  • Reservations for pick-ups will need to be made between the hours of 10 AM and 1PM or 2 PM and 4 PM on Thursdays and Fridays
  • Returns will need to be scheduled for Mondays or Tuesdays between the hours of 10 AM and 1 PM or 2 PM and 4 PM. 

In addition to standard inspections upon return, PPECS staff will need to thoroughly clean and/or quarantine equipment before it can go out to another patron. The changes to the schedule above allow for this additional processing time.
Your patience and understanding of these changes is greatly appreciated. Please know that we will continue to be dedicated to the students and faculty of the Park school, and will do our best to provide needed resources in a timely fashion. 
If there are questions regarding the Fall 2020 PPECS policies and procedures, please reach out to Ryan Berryann, Manager of Facilities and Portable Equipment at rberryann@ithaca.edu


Equipment Needs (by major): https://www.ithaca.edu/academics/roy-h-park-school-communications/current-students-faculty/park-school-advising-and-student-forms/equipment-needs


How do I sign out equipment or spaces?

  • All students need to pick up and validate their Park card from the Park Portable Equipment Check out and Services Center (PPECS) on the first floor of Park.
  • Your Park card and student ID will allow you to check out equipment and reserve spaces and labs in the Park School.

Please review https://www.ithaca.edu/academics/roy-h-park-school-communications/current-students/student-production-resources-forms to see policies and procedures for checking out equipment.



Our distinctive learning environment includes an array of clubs and student chapters of professional organizations, as well as our co-curricular media organizations which are managed by students but advised by full-time professional staff members with deep expertise in their fields.

Communications Clubs & Organizations

These communications-related groups have informational meetings at the beginning of each semester, and any IC student can join. Click here for a list of clubs and publications.


Professional Development & Internship Resources

Ann-Marie Adams, Professional Development Coordinator/First-Year Student Advisor



  • Your @ithaca.edu email account: It is the college’s formal mode of communication; check your email daily. 
  • Park News: The Park School’s weekly newsletter which provides important information about opportunities, events, scholarships, deadlines, and other general information. Park News is delivered every Sunday afternoon during the academic year except when students and faculty are on break.