Come for the weekend, and discover more of what Ithaca College has to offer you!

Join us Friday through Sunday, July 19–21, for Summer on South Hill, an all-inclusive weekend exclusively for admitted students and their families!

At Summer on South Hill, you’ll:

  • Experience for yourself what it’s like to live on campus—including living in one of IC’s residence halls, eating in Campus Center Dining Hall, and starting to learn your way around campus.
    • Parents/supporters and students will be assigned separate rooms in Emerson Hall. Students may request to be assigned a roommate (another incoming student).
    • Parents/supporters and students will participate together in the Saturday morning and afternoon activities and in separate activities exclusively for students and for parents/supporters on Friday and Saturday evening. (See schedule below.)
  • Go behind the scenes to see some of our favorite places on and off campus.
  • Meet in small-group settings with IC community members—senior administrators, faculty, staff, and students—who make Ithaca College such a special place to be.
  • Make friends with other incoming students and their families.
  • Enjoy social activities, tours, and more!

When: Friday, July 19–Sunday, July 21

Cost: $350 per person

If you attend Summer on South Hill and enroll at Ithaca College this fall, you will receive the IC Visit Grant—a $500 credit on your fall bill! (Each student qualifies for a maximum of one IC Visit Grant.)


  • Two nights’ housing in Emerson Hall (see additional information about Emerson Hall below).
    • Families and students will be assigned separate rooms in Emerson Hall.
    • Students may request to be assigned a roommate. 
  • Five meals
  • Your choice of two of three Summer on South Hill activities on Saturday: 
    • Unlocked Doors tour
    • Hike to Taughannock Falls
    • Self-guided tour of downtown Ithaca
      • Students and their families will participate together in the Saturday morning and afternoon activities.
  • Transportation from campus to and from Summer on South Hill off-campus events on Saturday
  • Optional: Exclusive private tour of Wegman’s (including free samples!)

    Register in IC Connect! (Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis; capacity is limited.)
Summer on South Hill Schedule

Friday, July 19

3–5:45 p.m. Arrival & Check-in

6–7:30 p.m. Welcome BBQ

7:30–9 p.m. Welcome Activities (students only)

7:30–9 p.m. Pop-up Pub Q&A (parents and supporters only)

9 p.m.–Midnight Campus Late Night

Saturday, July 20

8–10 a.m. IC Bomber Breakfast

9 a.m.–Noon Explore Ithaca Activity 1

  • Waterfall Hike 
  •  Unlocked Doors Tour 
  •  Downtown Self-Guided Tour

Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch

2–5 p.m. Explore Ithaca Activity 2 

  • Waterfall Hike
  • Unlocked Doors Tour
  • Downtown Self-Guided Tour

6-8 p.m. Dinner with Student Affairs and Campus Life representatives (students only)

6–8 p.m. Chef’s Table (parents and supporters only)

8 p.m.–Midnight Campus Late Night (students only)

8-11 p.m.  Local Cider/Wine/Beer Tasting (parents and supporters only)

Sunday, July 21

10 a.m. Behind the Scenes at Wegman’s Tour (optional)

Check out by noon.

About Emerson Hall

Emerson Hall is temperature controlled (between 68 and 74 degrees). Each room features a private bathroom.


  • twin xl bed
  • desk
  • desk chair
  • dresser
  • closet/wardrobe (hangers not provided)
  • trash and recycling bins


  • free wi-fi
  • linens, including fitted sheet, flat sheet, blanket, pillow, pillowcase, towel, wash cloth, and soap
  • lounge on each floor
  • laundry facilities (free) (detergent not provided), 
  • 2 kitchens including refrigerator, sink, stove/oven, and microwave
  • free parking

Note: hair dryers and other hair care tools, coffee makers, pots and pans, cooking utensils, tv, etc. are not provided. Appliances must comply with Ithaca College health and safety regulations.