Getting Started

New Students

Account Information

The Registrar's Office will send you detailed information about how to access these systems, which you will use daily:

  • HomerConnect - Class registration and schedules, grades, financial aid and billing, and more.
  • Netpass - Account for accessing email and most other IC systems.


Official email communications from the college will only be sent to your IC email address. It is important that you check this account regularly, or set mail forwarding to your preferred email account. Email is accessed with your Netpass username and password. is the college’s new hub for providing access to web-based applications such as Outlook email and calendar, HomerConnect, Sakai, Engage, etc.


Many faculty members use the Sakai online course management system to distribute course materials, assessments, exams and learning modules for class. Login to Sakai with your Netpass username and password.

Personal Computer Recommendations

There are no standard computer requirements. Almost any new computer from one of the leading computer manufacturers (Apple, Dell, etc.) should be adequate for basic student computer use on campus. It is recommended that you consult your adviser or a faculty member in your major for advice.

Computer and Software Discounts

IC students are eligible for educational prices on computers and software from a number of vendors and through the Ithaca College Bookstore.

Additional information is available under Discounts to the right.

Personal Computer Repair (fixIT shop)

The fixIT Shop, located in 104 Job Hall, provides convenient on-campus computer advice, support, and service to students, faculty and staff at IC. The fixIT Shop is an authorized warranty repair center for Apple computers and can perform non-warranty services on all computer brands.

Wireless Access

Ithaca College has three wireless networks, accessible from various locations around campus: My-ResNet, IthacaCollege and IthacaCollege-Guest. The My-ResNet wireless network is available in all academic, administrative, and residential buildings. IthacaCollege and IthacaCollege-Guest are only available in academic and administrative buildings. IT manages wireless in academic and administrative areas, while Apogee manages wireless in the residence halls.

Internet in Residential Halls (Apogee)

The Residential Hall computing network (ResNet) is managed by Apogee Telecom. Prior to using My-ResNet, students must set-up an Apogee account. This can be done prior to coming to campus or when you arrive in your residential hall.

Apogee offers both wired and wireless internet connections in the residence halls. If you forgot to bring a network cable to campus, you can purchase a standard 25’ network cable at the Ithaca College Bookstore.

Computer Labs

There are a number of computer labs available on campus for student use, including the library as well as a 24-hour access lab in Friends Hall 110.


Black and white printing and color printing is currently available in the public computer labs. Students receive a $15 printing allowance for the fall, a $15 printing allowance for the spring, and a $7.50 printing allowance for the summer. During the fall and spring semesters, printing is available on a twenty-four hour basis. Poster printing, laminating, binding and more services are available through the Print Shop at specific costs.