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Fun at Fall Orientation
Learn more about Fall 2022 Orientation.
Take your next steps here.

Important Note about Move-in

Due to high demand for hotel accommodations in the Ithaca Area for dates around on-campus move-in, we highly recommend booking your stay as soon as possible. 

Our Family and Supporter Orientation will be a virtual program over the Summer, and families are not expected to attend any portion of the New Student Orientation program in August. The virtual schedule for this program is available on our website.

First-Year Student Move-in: Tuesday, August 16

Transfer Student Move-in: Friday, August 19

NOTE: If your student applies and is accepted to participate in a Jumpstart program, their move-in day will be during the day of Sunday, August 14.

New Student Checklist
Learn more about preparing for your start at IC this Fall through our New Student Checklist via your IC Connect Portal.
Fall Orientation
Learn more about our Fall Orientation program, including the next steps.
New Student Resources
Learn about some of the amazing resources that IC has to offer to new students.
Family and Supporter Orientation
Access the Family & Supporter Orientation Schedule, the New Student Newsletters, and other important information for supporters.
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, 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

New Student and Transition Programs

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST