August 2024 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-day Jumpstart programs on a variety of topics 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 February 19 and will close on July 8. (The Jumpstart spaces are NOT filled on a first-to-apply basis.)

All accepted Jumpstart participants will get to move in to their residence hall rooms on Monday, August 19!  The Jumspstart program will begin with dinner on that Monday night, and will run through the evening of Tuesday, August 20.

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

Important Dates for Jumpstart 2024

Application, selection, and event information for summer 2024:

February 19: Online application opens at 9:00am EDT.

July 8: Online application closes at 5:00pm EDT.

July 11: All applicants are notified of their selection status. Check your email on this date for your notification.

August 19: All Jumpstart participants move in to their campus housing assignments between 9am to 4pm; 5:00-7:00pm welcome program and dinner hosted by Jumpstart staff; 7:00-8:00pm individual programs meet.

August 20: Jumpstart programs run all day! Closing event in the evening after dinner.

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

Contact Us

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

Thank you to the following departments for sponsoring Jumpstart programs:

  • BIPOC Unity Center
  • Campus Recreation
  • Career Services
  • Center for Student Success
  • Energy Management and Sustainability
  • Environmental Studies
  • First Generation Programs
  • LGBT Center for Education and Outreach
  • Office of Access, Opportunity, and Achievement
  • Philanthropy & Engagement
  • Religious and Spiritual Life
  • Student Engagement