Countdown to Ithaca Issue #1

Hammond Health Center - Choosing an ICC Theme - Register for Your Free Ithaca Summer Seminar - COVID 19 - Economics, and Racism: IC’s Commitment to Systemic Change - Students of Color Coalition - Visit the Ithaca Farmers Market

Office Spotlight: Hammond Health Center

Hammond Health Center

From sore throats to flu shots; STI testing to x-rays; medication dispensary to student health insurance information; and lab services to nutrition counseling, Hammond Health Center provides high-quality health care to IC students. Staff ensure that our community is healthy by sharing best practices for remaining healthy and by collecting new students’ health and immunization history (as required by New York State law). Access the myICHealth portal by using your IC Netpass log-in information. See Hammond Health’s website for new students for additional details. You'll be asked to provide a copy of a recent physical exam and official immunization record. All health forms are due by JUNE 30. Email healthcertifications@ithaca.edu or call 607-274-1334 if you have questions.


Choosing an ICC Theme

ICC Theme

The Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) ensures that you have engaging and enriching academic experiences beyond your chosen field of study. Choose one of the six themes: Identities; Inquiry, Imagination, and Innovation; Power and Justice; Mind, Body, Spirit; Quest for a Sustainable Future; A World of Systems. Within your theme, you’ll take one class each in the Creative Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. To choose your theme, log in to HomerConnect, navigate to IC Workflow (bottom left corner), and look for “ICC Theme Declaration.” Contact Susan Adams Delaney, the director of the ICC, at icc@ithaca.edu if you have questions.


Register for Your Free Ithaca Summer Seminar

Take one, two, or even three one-credit courses specially designed to welcome you to IC’s intellectual community and equip you for a successful transition to Ithaca College. Sign up for either (or both) of the foundation courses—and up to two additional Deep Dive courses.


IC President Emphasizes Commitment to Progress & Systemic Change: COVID-19, Economics, and Anti-Racism

In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, IC President Shirley M. Collado affirmed the college’s plans to provide a secure residential campus environment for students during this time of multiple crises in our country. Emphasizing social justice, equity, and accountability on college campuses, Collado said, “I believe very firmly that if you’re in the business of educating young people from all walks of life and putting them together in an environment where they normally would not select each other as friends, we carry a great responsibility in creating a space that’s not just about talking, it’s about doing.”


Student Org Spotlight: Students of Color Coalition (SOCC)

Students of Color Coalition

SOCC, a Center for IDEAS initiative, strives to create unity and solidarity among people of color (POC) in the greater campus community. There are many race-based student orgs on campus and SOCC encourages collaboration and communication among all of them. SOCC works with partner orgs to create events, workshops, town halls, and other meetings. Check out the SOCC newsletter for information and resources, or reach out via email or social media to connect with SOCC or a partner race-based org.

Instagram: @ic_socc
Facebook: @ICSOCC
Email: studentsofcolor@ithaca.edu


IC Tradition: Visit the Ithaca Farmers Market!

Ithaca Farmers Market

For many IC students, a favorite tradition is weekly visits to the Ithaca Farmers Market. It’s an excellent way to connect with the local community, support local farms and businesses, and eat healthy. From cider to honey to soap to fresh greens, the market offers dozens of healthy, local alternatives and a wonderful experience at the pavilion on the lake.


Join Us TODAY for Our First Web Chat!

Meet staff from offices throughout campus who will share resources and answer your questions. Sign up for today’s chat scheduled for 5 PM EST to connect with NSTP staff and get an overview of this summer’s web chat schedule.


Engage with Your IC Community!

Join the Academic Advising Center for a Student Success Workshop! Plan for your time at IC by learning how to satisfy your degree requirements, fit in study abroad, and/or add a second major or minor. Learn the tools that will help you plan your academic career!

When: Wednesday, June 24, 1:00–2:00 pm (EST)


Let’s Connect!

Visit your New Student Checklist or the orientation website for additional information! Contact us via live chat at ithaca.edu/orientation or by emailing nstp@ithaca.edu if you have questions!



Kevin Perry, Associate Director

Kate Baca, Graduate Intern

Alycia McGeever, Graduate Intern

Orientation Leadership Team

Office of New Student & Transition Programs