We will be sending regular information updates over the coming weeks. We also hope that students and families will join us for an upcoming virtual gathering scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 5, at 6:00 p.m., focused on the Spring Move-In Plan and Health & Safety Expectations. Details and a link to register will be sent to you soon.
A separate gathering is also being planned for students currently on a leave of absence and those who have deferred their enrollment, and who are considering attending IC in the spring.
You are probably aware that many institutions that opened this fall for in-person instruction subsequently saw increasing numbers of positive COVID-19 cases which necessitated changes in their operational status. Should this occur during our spring semester, Ithaca College will respond as directed by government or public health officials. This could include shifting to a “shelter in place,” in which students remain but coursework is delivered remotely for a temporary period, or a campus shutdown, in which students must return to their permanent residence for remote instruction.
Our planning has been shaped by our sincere commitment to the student experience, and in accord with all appropriate health and safety guidelines. We will continue to partner with you throughout this unprecedented time, and urge you to remember that we are one IC community, with each of us needing to play a role in making sure to keep one another safe and in ensuring that we have a successful return to campus.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact us using the online feedback form.
We wish you a great conclusion to the fall semester, and confidently look forward to welcoming you to campus for the spring.
La Jerne Terry Cornish, Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Rosanna Ferro, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life