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Fall Orientation

We are so excited to begin sharing our plans for an engaging and exciting Fall Orientation. Please continue to check this website for updates throughout the Spring and Summer.

Fall 2022 Important Dates

First-Year Move-in: Tuesday, August 16th
First-Year Orientation: Wednesday, August 17th - Sunday, August 21st
Transfer Student Orientation/Move-in: Friday, August 19th - Sunday, August 21st

Family and Supporter Virtual Orientation: Tuesday, June 21st - Monday, August 8th. Full schedule available on our website

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 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.

Fall Orientation Schedule

First-Year students can expect their schedule to follow this structure during orientation.

Tuesday, August 16th: Check-in and move in for first year students, followed by residential floor and cluster gatherings, and a choice of evening programs.

Wednesday, August 17th: Students meet their orientation small groups, attend Convocation, go to their first academic block, and a choice of evening programs.

Thursday, August 18th: Students rotate and learn from a number of resources on campus, attend their next academic block, and have a choice of evening programs. 

Friday, August 19th: Students continue rotating around different resources on campus, attend their last academic block, and can attend our signature Carnival evening event.

Saturday, August 20th: Students finish rotating to resources on campus and have a choice of evening programs. 

Sunday, August 21stAll students can attend the student organization fair to learn about getting involved while at IC!

Transfer students can expect their orientation program to follow this schedule structure.

Friday, August 19th: Transfer students will move-in, pick up their student IDs, attend a welcome session, go to their academic block, and are welcome to attend our signature Carnival evening event.

Saturday, August 20th: Students will meet their small groups, rotate to different resources around campus, attend a unique transfer social event, and are welcome to attend a choice of evening programming. 

Sunday, August 21st: All students can attend the student organization fair to learn about getting involved while at IC!