Orientation Staff and students in their small group
IMG: From Fall Orientation '19
Welcome, Class of 2025
Congrats! We cannot wait to welcome all our newly admitted students and the Class of 2025 through our new student orientation.
Fall Orientation
Learn more about our Fall Orientation program, including the next steps.
Family & Supporter Resources
Access the Family & Supporter Orientation Schedule, the New Student Newsletters, and other important information for supporters.
New Student Resources
Learn about some of the amazing resources that IC has to offer to new students.

Orientation Guiding Principles

Orientation is intentionally created to support all new students' transition to the Ithaca community and is guided by our commitment to the following values;

Balanced Schedule: Balancing a schedule that creates experiential learning opportunities that allow students to learn, engage, reflect, and re-energize.

Academic Transition: ​Preparing students to be engaged learners, readied for academic success.

Class Cohort/Identity: Founding class cohort through tradition and connection​, focusing on the personal and social transition of students with an emphasis on a need for meaningful connection points.

Community Connections: Introducing students to the broader Ithaca community through service, civic engagement, and exploration.

Family Program: Committing to a high-caliber, family & friends orientation program that informs, reassures, and establishes key partnerships​. Sharing timely and instructional information with students/families at key communication points that is simultaneously encouraging and engaging.

Specific Populations: Intentionally creating spaces that allow students who hold multiple identities to participate in and celebrate all aspects of themselves​ through affinity programming.

"The highlight for me was seeing the mentor video and hearing the leader’s personal introductions"

IC Family Member

Contact Us

New Student and Transition Programs
Monday through Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Starting May 24th:
Monday through Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Friday: College Closed