Fall 2021 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 10 one-day Jumpstart programs on a variety of topics on Tuesday, August 17 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. Applications will open on Thursday, May 27 and will close on Monday, June 21 at 9:00am. 

All Jumpstart participants will get to move in to their residence hall rooms on Monday, August 16! 

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

Important Dates for Jumpstart 2021

application, selection, and event information for summer 2021:

May 27: Online application opens.

June 21: Online application closes at 9:00am Eastern Time.

June 23: All applicants are notified of their selection status.

August 16: All Jumpstart participants move in to their campus housing assignments; evening welcome program hosted by Jumpstart staff.

August 17: Jumpstart programs run all day!

August 18-20: 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: BOLD Women's Leadership Network; Civic Engagement; International Programs; LGBT Center for Education and Outreach; New Student and Transition Programs; Religious and Spiritual Life; Student Engagement; and Recreation and Leisure Studies.