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Countdown to Ithaca

Countdown to Ithaca is a series of weekly newsletters from the Office of New Student & Transition Programs that will introduce you to your IC community, provide context for upcoming due dates on your New Student Checklist, and more as you embark on your IC adventure. Newsletters will begin on June 14, 2021 and will be archived on this page for reference.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to learn more about anything referenced in these newsletters, please email NSTP@ithaca.edu

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 1

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 1 features the Countdown to Ithaca team, campus resources, and local gems!

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 2

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 2 highlights the New Student Checklist, local highlights, and New Student Chats! 

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 3

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 3 focuses on orientation registration, ways to meet other incoming students, and Ithaca’s famous—and fun—AppleFest!

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 4

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 4 discusses the course Becoming an IC Bomber 101; the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life; and Taughannock Falls—one of our local gems.

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 5

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 5 allows for new students and supporters to learn about move-in, course registration modules, and Waffle Frolic! 

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 6

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 6 covers the Hammond Health Center, move-in dates, and some local news!

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 7

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 7 centers important registration and financial aid information, self-paced workshops that must be completed before you arrive on campus, and IC’s Student Governance Council! 

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 8

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 8 includes some important and fun information, from choosing your ICC theme to visiting another of our local gems, Cass Park. You’ll also get a look at our Student Auxiliary Safety Patrol in this week’s New Student Chat. 

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 9

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 9 finds important reminders about financial aid, health insurance, and self-paced workshops you need to complete before you move to campus—as well as information about the library and this week’s New Student Chat!

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 10

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 10, the next to last edition (!), you’ll uncover helpful information about the Center for Health Promotion and final reminders about tasks you are required to complete prior to move-in, and you'll get a sneak peek at our exciting Orientation programming! 

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 11

Countdown to Ithaca - Issue 11 - this is it! We hope you’ve found the newsletter to be helpful and that you will continue to utilize the Office of New Student and Transition Programs as a resource! Read on to learn how to submit your feedback about Orientation 2021 and about upcoming events including Fall Welcome and Family Weekend.