New Employees

Welcome to the Ithaca College Community!

On behalf of our over 1,600 full and part-time employees, the staff in the Office of Human Resources would like to welcome you and thank you for choosing to become a part of our community. You have joined a team of talented and diverse individuals united in the goal of helping Ithaca College continue to strive for excellence in support of their students, employees, and greater Ithaca community. Please contact our office at 607-274-8000 should you have any questions regarding your employment here at IC.

First Day

First Day

An overview what to expect from your first day at Ithaca College


New Hire Session

You will attend a New Hire Session on or before your first day of work. Sessions are held on the Garden Level in the Peggy R. Williams Center (located next to Dillingham Center on the campus map ). For a full outline of what to expect from the New Hire Session please visit the New Hire Session within the HR Information page.

Legally Required Forms

You will be asked to complete various new hire forms. In compliance with regulations resulting from the Immigration Reform and Control Act you will need to personally present documentation for proof of identity and employment eligibility (Form I-9). Please be prepared to bring acceptable documentation to your new hire session.

Ithaca College ID

You will be issued a Temporary ID card at your first day new hire session that will enable you to obtain your parking permit and permanent ID later that same day.

Bring your temporary ID card to the ID Office (located in room 307 in Egbert Hall/Campus Center). There you will have your picture taken and receive your permanent ID card. It will take only minutes for the new ID to be issued to you.

First Day Parking

If you plan to drive a vehicle to work on your first day, please park in the Visitor Lot until you obtain a faculty/staff parking permit from Parking/Traffic Services (Public Safety/General Services, Building 27 on the campus map).

Important Legal Notices

A collection of all relevant legal notices can be found here:


Sessions are usually held Monday mornings from 9am to Noon for Administration/Staff. You will be notified by your hiring supervisor when to attend.


Faculty will need to attend one of our scheduled sessions prior to the start of classes for the semester:

Contact Us to sign up for a session.

In addition to the required HR First Day New Hire Session, there are Resources for New Faculty available from the Center for Faculty Excellence within the Office of the Provost.

Other Human Resources Highlights

Benefits & Work/Life
Ithaca offers comprehensive medical, retirement, and educational benefits as well as other programs to help you keep your Work/Life in Balance.

Employee Relations
Our Employee Relations office can help you get connected to the community here at IC

Employee Development
Explore the programs Ithaca offers to help you grow once you plant your roots here at Ithaca

Our Payroll office offers services to help you keep track of your earnings.