Welcome to Ithaca College!

We know that going to college—including transferring to a different college—can be simultaneously exhilarating and overwhelming. Summer orientation is here to help all our new and transfer students navigate this significant transition in an intentional way, including:

  • Meeting new friends and learning about campus life
  • Attending educational workshops and unique social events
  • Gaining exposure to academic and social challenges ahead
  • Meeting with a faculty advisor to start building an educational plan
  • Registering for your first semester courses

All new and transfer students must attend a summer orientation program. Family members (parents and/or guardians) are also invited to attend orientation for a unique family-focused experience.

How can you prepare for orientation?

After signing up for an orientation session, read through this orientation guide and follow the appropriate orientation to-do list.

When is orientation?

All students sign up for orientation through their myIthaca account. This includes signing up family members and sharing specific needs and accommodations with the orientation staff.

  • Transfer students sign up for orientation on Saturday, June 17, with an option of also attending extended transfer orientation on Sunday, June 18.
  • New student sessions occur throughout June and July. All sessions happen Monday-Wednesday, Wednesday-Friday, or Sunday-Tuesday; students may select specific sessions available to them through their myIthaca account.
Orientation Dates

Transfer Orientation
Extended Transfer Orientation
Sunday, June 17
Mandatory Transfer Orientation
Monday, June 18

New Student Orientation
Available summer orientation dates can be found on your myIthaca account, through the event's tab.

2018 Important Dates

Move-in Day (new and transfer students)
Saturday, August 25

Fall Welcome
August 25-28

First Day of Classes
Wednesday, August 29

Orientation Sneak Peek
We Are Here To Help!

Contact the orientation staff with any questions you have along the way (607-274-1908).

Remember that there are also current students, staff, and faculty ready to answer your questions on myIthaca.