photo of students attending ICarnival event during Fall 2022 Orientation
Ithaca College Orientation
To new students and their families/supporters arriving in January 2024!
Spring Orientation Info Here
New Student FAQs

New first-year and transfer students, learn about fall course schedules, housing, meal plans, and more. 

New Student Resources
Learn about some of the amazing resources that IC has to offer.
IC Resources
Family & Supporter Resources
Access the Family and Supporter resources like the Family Guide, lodging in the Ithaca area, and more.
Family Resources

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:

Social Connections & Class Identity: Facilitating meaningful opportunities for students to connect with one another and build relationships, navigate the personal and social transition into college life, and develop a sense of school spirit. 

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

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

Family Program: Committing to quality parent, family member, and other supporters programming that informs, reassures, and establishes key partnerships​. 

Community Connections: Introducing students and their families to the broader Ithaca community.

"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 - 325 Egbert Hall
Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST