The Dean’s Host program is a great opportunity for accepted undergraduate Music students to experience life as an Ithaca College School of Music student. Participants have the opportunity to:

  • Stay overnight with current music students from their instrument or voice areas
  • Attend music classes and rehearsals during the day
  • Sit in on a private lesson with our faculty
  • Eat in the dining halls
  • Attend evening concerts


When does the Dean’s Host program take place?
The Dean's Host program takes place during any two weekdays from March 26, 2018 to April 30, 2018. We will post next season's dates towards the beginning of 2019.

How long will I be at Ithaca College?
Approximately 24 hours: Students usually arrive late in the afternoon, spend the night and most of the next day with their student hosts, and then leave later that day.

What if I can't stay for a full overnight visit?
Let us know that information when you register for Dean's Host. We are happy to accommodate day visits, when necessary.

When should I sign up?
Please provide at least one week notice so we can plan your visit.

Why should I sign up?
Dean's Host is a great way to experience what it is like to be a student at Ithaca College and in the School of Music so you can make the most informed decision possible about where you would like to spend the next four years.

What if I'm also interested in participating in Ithaca Today?

  • You are welcome to attend the Ithaca Today program in addition to the Dean's Host program. Please be aware that Ithaca Today is a college-wide open house.
  • Accepted students who are looking for an in-depth experience in the School of Music are strongly encouraged to register for the Dean's Host program.
  • Because the Dean's Host program occurs during the week, it typically is not possible to attend both Ithaca Today and the Dean's Host program during the same visit.

How do I sign up for the Dean's Host Program?
You can sign up using our online form.

Is it safe to stay on campus with a host student?
Absolutely! All of our student volunteers are required to agree to a code of conduct while hosting prospective students. This includes an agreement to not transport students in vehicles, not take students off campus, and not consume/provide drugs or alcohol while visiting.

Meet your fellow accepted students
campus quad
Attend rehearsals and concerts
Sit in on music classes
music class