Welcome to IC!

On behalf of Ithaca College, NSTP welcomes all new parents, family members, and other supporters to our Fall Orientation program! Please review the sessions and events below.

Parent/Family Orientation Sessions

Monday, August 14 

  • 4:30–5:00 p.m.: Early Arrival Student & Family Welcome, Glazer Arena, Athletics and Events Center

Thursday, August 17

  • 5:00–5:30 p.m.: Orientation Welcome for New Students and Families, Glazer Arena, Athletics and Events Center
  • 6:00–7:00 p.m.: Getting to Know Your Student’s School

    • School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, Emerson Suites, Campus Center

    • School of Music, Theater, and Dance, Hockett Recital Hall, James J. Whalen Center for Music

    • School of Humanities & Sciences, Ford Hall, James J. Whalen Center for Music

    • Park School of Communications, Glazer Arena, Athletics and Events Center

    • School of Business, Textor 102 

Friday, August 18

  • 9:00–11:00 a.m.: Parent/Family Sessions, Glazer Arena, Athletics and Events Center
    • Center for Career Exploration and Development @ 9:00
    • Counseling and Psychological Services, Office of Case Management, and Center for Health Promotion @ 9:20
    • First-Generation Center @ 9:45
    • Center for Student Success and Retention presents, "Supporting Your Student for Academic Success" @ 10:00
  • 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.: Resource Fair & Lunch, Glazer Arena, Athletics and Events Center
  • 2:00–2:45 p.m.: #ICYouLater (farewell event), Glazer Arena & Higgins Stadium, Athletics and Events Center
    • Join us for this inaugural farewell event facilitated by Dean of Students, Marsha Dawson, where new students can say #ICYouLater to their parents, families, and other supporters in attendance. Students who have already said their goodbyes can stop at the “Hugs & Kisses” table to grab some Hershey’s kisses and hugs. By 2:20 p.m. all students need to head out to Higgins Field for the full class drone photo and video, which will be livestreamed inside A&E and online for parents and families (and recorded for later viewing). Tune in from anywhere using this ⁠YouTube link around 2:30 p.m. EST.  Remember, this is not a goodbye, it's an #ICYourLater! 

RSVPs are not required, nor are there any special fees for attending parent/family programming at orientation. There will not be any parent/family programming on August 15-16. 

Additionally, for those of you who will be leaving after August 14 or otherwise cannot attend the sessions on August 17-18, the Parent/Family Sessions on Thursday, August 17 from 6 - 7p.m. EST and Friday, August 18 from 9-11 a.m. EST will be recorded, along with the drone footage from the #ICYouLater farewell event. Links for these recordings will be provided on this page following orientation.