First-Generation Students

Ithaca Firsts

Ithaca Firsts is IC's commitment to enhancing the experience of First-Generation students and supporting them in achieving their goal of obtaining a college degree. This initiative consists of various programs, workshops, resources, and events to support our First-Gen students in a successful transition to IC as well as throughout their time here.

What is a First-Generation student?

Students (and their siblings) who are the first in their family to attend and graduate from a four-year residential college in the U.S. are considered First-Gen. 

Here at Ithaca College, approximately 15% of each incoming class identify as First-Gen. For the 2018-2019 academic year, we have over 600 first-gen students enrolled at IC!

Contact Us

Contact New Student and Transition Programs

Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm (Eastern Time)

**Closed Tuesdays from 2 - 3:30pm for our weekly staff meeting**

Summer Hours: Monday through Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm and Friday 8:30am – 3:00pm (Eastern Time)