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.