Families & Supporters

We are so glad to have you as part of the Ithaca College Community!

To families and supporters of new Ithaca College students - welcome to our wonderful community! To families and supporters of returning students - welcome back! You are an indispensable part of our community as essential partners in your student’s growth and development. We are here to help you navigate how to best support and coach your student throughout their college transitions.

At Ithaca College, we are growing our suite of programs and engagement opportunities for families. We realize how important you are in the success of your student and we want to stay in touch throughout the year in meaningful ways. We are currently working on expanding Family Council, our For Families, From Families Blog, and quarterly e-newsletter. We also have a long-standing history of offering engaging Family Weekends hosted on South Hill.


Apply Now to Join the IC Family Council

The IC Family Council (ICFC) represents all IC families, current and former, and is dedicated to ensuring that families and students sustain connections with the college, and with each other, to access resources and create relationships that foster success and engagement.

If you would be interested in serving on the council, please complete an application form. For more information, email us at families@ithaca.edu.

We're here to support your student and you!

This site compiles critical information for families and supporters as you coach your student on the transition to and through college. We want to help you stay informed so that you can best support your student through their IC experience. We encourage you to become active members of our Ithaca College community (if you aren't already!) and we invite you to reach out to us if you don't find the information you're looking for here or if you have ideas or recommendations about how we can best support you.

Brett Bossard '95
Executive Director of Alumni and Family Engagement

Caryanne Keenan
Director of New Student & Transition Programs