August 2023 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 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 15 and will close on Monday, July 3. 

All accepted Jumpstart participants will get to move in to their residence hall rooms on Monday, August 14!  The Jumspstart program will begin with dinner on that Monday night, and will run through midday on Wednesday, August 16.

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

Important Dates for Jumpstart 2023

Application, selection, and event information for summer 2023:

May 15: Online application opens.

July 3: Online application closes.

July 11: All applicants are notified of their selection status. Check your 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; 5:00-7:00pm welcome program and dinner hosted by Jumpstart staff; 7:00-8:00pm individual programs meet.

August 15: Jumpstart programs run all day!

August 16: Jumpstart scavenger hunt and closing event with all participants.

August 17: 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:

  • Alumni and Family Engagement
  • Campus Recreation
  • Career Services
  • Center for Inclusion Diversity Equity and Social Change (IDEAS)
  • Energy Management and Sustainability
  • Environmental Studies
  • First Generation Programs
  • International Programs
  • LGBT Center for Education and Outreach
  • Religious and Spiritual Life
  • Student Engagement