Refer to New to IC for additional details as well as contact information in case you have questions.
New Student Checklist
Please familiarize yourself with the details related to each of the items on this checklist. All of these items must be completed BEFORE you come to orientation in August.
Do These First
Due May 15
- Set up your Netpass credentials.
The registrar's office will email you detailed information about how to access the systems—including your IC email—that you will use daily.
- Complete the Disability Identification Form.
Complete the Disability Identification Form to ensure that you receive accommodations—academic and housing—to which you are legally entitled.
Due June 3
- Prepare for course registration.
Log in to Sakai anytime after May 1 to complete the registration modules that will prepare you to register for your fall courses. (Use your Netpass to log in.) Note that you should take the Math Placement Exam at least 24 hours prior to registering for courses.
Transfer students: Please see separate instructions about Preparing for Course Registration.
As Soon As Possible
Complete in June
Beginning June 3
- Register for your fall semester courses.
Log in to HomerConnect and register for your fall courses. (You'll need the Registration Access Code that will be generated when you complete the required pre-registration modules in Sakai.)
Transfer students: You will work directly with a representative in the dean's office of the school that administers your major. See additional details on the Prepare for Course Registration webpage.
- Upload your photo for your Ithaca College student ID.
Upload a photo so you can pick up your ID card on move-in day!
Due June 14
- Submit your housing preferences.
Learn about housing options at Ithaca College—including Residential Learning Communities—and familiarize yourself with housing policies.
Due June 15
- Submit required health forms.
Complete health certification forms online, and submit your official immunization record.
- Finalize your financial aid package, and review your payment options.
Complete required paperwork with the Office of Student Financial Services, and learn about payment options.
Beginning June 28
Register for orientation
Confirm your information so you can access your complete orientation schedule on your phone. Family members and guests should also register if they plan to attend Family and Guest Orientation.
Complete in July
Complete in August
Due August 10
- Review the student health insurance plan and choose whether to accept or decline it.
If you already have health insurance coverage, be sure to submit the health insurance waiver and proof of coverage by August 10.
- Pay your fall semester bill.
- Register for Hillel's FreshFest (optional).
Due August 19
- Complete the AlcoholEdu online module.
Be sure to complete the AlcoholEdu online course prior to August move-in.
- Complete the SHARE online module.
Learn about your personal responsibility to prevent and report sexual harassment and violence.
- Start packing!
Learn what to bring to Ithaca—and what to leave at home! Also see the Room Guide.