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August 2022 Jumpstart Program for new IC students

Jumpstart is a collaboration between several departments on campus that offers new students a chance to explore the local community, learn about resources on campus, and meet new friends. We are offering 14 one-and-a-half-day Jumpstart programs on a variety of topics on Monday, August 15 before Orientation begins.

There is no cost for new first-year and transfer students to participate in this program, but there is an application process and you must be accepted into the program to participate. Applications will open on Monday, May 16 and will close on Friday, July 1. 

All accepted Jumpstart participants will get to move in to their residence hall rooms on Sunday, August 14! 

Read about each program and its distinct focus, then choose your favorites to rank on the application! 

Important Dates for Jumpstart 2022

Application, selection, and event information for summer 2022:

May 16: Online application opens.

July 1: Online application closes.

July 11: All applicants are notified of their selection status. Check your @ithaca.edu email after 4:00pm on this date for your notification.

August 14: All Jumpstart participants move in to their campus housing assignments between 9am to 4pm; evening welcome program hosted by Jumpstart staff.

August 15: Jumpstart programs run all day! Closing event with all participants.

August 16-21: Move-in for new students who are not participating in Jumpstart, followed by Ithaca College convocation and orientation programs.

Contact Us

Please contact the Office of Student Engagement if you have any questions.

Thank you to the following departments for sponsoring Jumpstart programs: Alumni and Family Engagement; Campus Recreation; Career Services; Civic Engagement; Environmental Studies; First Generation Programs; Health Promotions; LGBT Center for Education and Outreach; New Student and Transition Programs; Public Safety; Religious and Spiritual Life; and Student Engagement.