Members of the Ithaca College Class of 2025 formally embarked upon their IC experience on Wednesday, August 18, during Convocation, marking the start of the 2021-22 academic year.
The ceremony welcomed nearly 1,300 first-year and transfer students to Glazer Arena in the Athletics and Events Center. Members of the college’s faculty, staff and administration were there to show support to the students who were taking their first steps in their journey at IC.
A lively atmosphere was apparent from the start, punctuated by a performance by the college’s African Drum and Dance Ensemble.
Provost and Executive Vice President La Jerne Terry Cornish made the first remarks of the day, highlighting this year’s Convocation theme of “What Does it Mean to be in Community?” by noting the diversity represented by this collection of students.