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.

Refer to New to IC for additional details as well as contact information in case you have questions.

Do These First

Due May 15

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

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

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

Due July 12

Complete in August

Due August 10

Due August 19