photo of students attending ICarnival event during Fall 2022 Orientation
Ithaca College Orientation
To new students and their families/supporters arriving in August 2023!
Fall Orientation Info Here
New Student Resources
Learn about some of the amazing resources that IC has to offer.
Family & Supporter Resources
Access the Family and Supporter resources like the Family Guide, lodging in the Ithaca area and the new student checklist.

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, prepared 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 - 325 Egbert Hall
Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)