Fall 2024 Move-In Information

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Fall 2024 Move-In

Move-in will take place the week prior to the start of classes. 

Dates & Times

  • If you have approval to arrival earlier than August, 19th, please see the Early Arrival page for check-in information.
  • Monday, August 19, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Early Arrivals* (Jumpstart)
  • Wednesday, August 21, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - First Year and Transfer Students
  • Saturday, August 24, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Upper Years Students
  • Sunday, August 25, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Upper Years Students


  • Circles residents:  Circles Community Center Office
  • Residents for all other areas of campus: Athletics and Events Center (A&E)

*Essential student employee early arrival requests must be submitted by your employment supervisor, coach, academic advisor, or other IC staff or faculty member. The date to arrive on the submitted form takes precedence over the set aside date/s listed above.

IC's move-in dates are selected with a variety of internal and external factors in mind such as staffing resources and the greater Ithaca community. Thank you so much for your cooperation and support in ensuring that Fall 2024 Move-In is a great success!

Severe Weather Plan

If the weather team determines that there are dangerous conditions (lightening) and it is unsafe for staff, students and families to be outside, key distribution would be paused.  Staff directing traffic and Move-in crew volunteers would be directed to shelter inside.  In the event of severe weather, the Rave Guardian app will be used to communicate if there is a pause in move-in and when the activities can be resumed once the danger has passed.

Students can use the Rave Guardian app for free (learn more). 

 When on-campus, family members can opt into the college’s Emergency Notification System to receive an IC Alert text whenever the college sends out an emergency message via Rave Guardian.  If you wish to opt in to this service, text “ICVisitor” to 226787. You can stop receiving messages at any time by texting “stop” to 226787.

New Student Move-In

Explore your move-in details as a new incoming first-year and transfer student.

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Continuing Students
Review your move-in information.
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Move-In Questions
You can email or call our office, using contact information at the link below.
Contact Information
Residential Resources
Explore the resources available in your residence hall or apartment.
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What to Bring
Tips for what you may want to bring with you or leave behind as you prepare for your arrival.
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Early Arrival Form in Workflow
  • The Early Arrival Form Opens in Workflow June 24, 2024, at 9:00 AM.
    • If you did not live on-campus in the fall semester and are part of an organization that is expected to move-in early (e.g. Resident Assistants, Athletics, Dining, etc.), your organization leader/department will submit an Early Arrival form on your behalf.
  • Meal Plans begin on Monday, August 19, 2024.
    • Groups arriving to campus prior to August 19th for an organization/department, should direct meal questions your respective organization/department.
    • Individuals approved to arrive prior to August 19th due to extenuating circumstances will be required to pay for meals out of pocket.