Getting Started

Welcome to Ithaca College! Whether you are a new student, faculty or staff member, IT is here to help you get started with the technology and systems used on campus. This section is designed to introduce you to important accounts, systems, and services unique to Ithaca College.

As a new member of the IC community you have access to a variety of campus computing and networking resources. Just a few of these resources are:

  • Parnassus (the Financial Services and Human Resources system for all employees)
  • Homer (the Student Information System)
  • E-mail (everyone automatically gets an e-mail account)

Click the links at left to find out more about systems and services for your role at IC.


Intercom is the online announcement and news service for the campus community. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday you'll receive an Intercom "Round-up" e-mail with a list of headlines about the latest announcements. IT often posts to the Technology section, but you'll find important college announcements in many other sections of Intercom as well. Intercom is accessed through its own myHome portlet.


The myHome web portal is a customizable environment which provides faculty, staff and students with easier access to college and personal web resources. With myHome, you sign in once and have access to Outlook Web App (email), Intercom, Sakai and many other services all from a single sign in.

Since technology is critical to our personal and professional lives, take some time to familiarize yourself with the services IT offers the campus community! For a comprehensive listing of technology resources and services explore the website in detail.