Start building your schedule for New Student Orientation—including specifying which times you’d like to participate in small-group meetings, resource presentations, affinity gatherings, evening socials, and more! Orientation is August 10–15.
Countdown to Ithaca Issue #2
Orientation Registration is Now Open!
Office Highlight: Student Accessibility Services
If you had an IEP or 504 Plan in high school or have a disability that will require academic or residential accommodations at Ithaca College, please schedule a meeting with an SAS specialist and provide documentation at least two weeks prior to any deadline (e.g., housing selection) or start date (e.g., starting classes) to ensure sufficient time to process and complete requests. Given COVID-19, SAS is being as flexible about accommodation deadlines as possible.
It's Time to Take Your Placement Exams!
As your New Student Checklist indicates you are required to take the mathematics placement exam. If you studied a modern language in high school, you are also required to take a language placement exam. Placement exams help determine the appropriate level of the first Ithaca College course you take in these subjects. Even if you do not anticipate taking courses in these areas, your major may require you to—and your interests may change (especially if you add a minor or double major). Given that you’ve just finished related high school coursework, now is the ideal time to take your placement exams. Find math exam resources here, and more information about language placement exams here.
Ithaca Seminars: A New Approach for Summer & a Longstanding Fall Signature
Ithaca Summer Seminars (ISS) are a distinctive opportunity to engage in exciting courses designed especially for new IC students! Today is the last day to sign up for your free ISS.
These courses complement IC’s longstanding Ithaca Seminar (ICSM) program, a unique first-semester experience combining academic study with topics related to your transition to college. Explore your ICSM course options in preparation for fall course registration.
IC Tradition: Ithaca is GORGES!
More than 150 waterfalls are within a 10-mile radius of Ithaca! Students say that some of the best spots to visit are Robert Treman State Park, Taughannock Falls, Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca Falls, Rocky Falls, and Cascadilla Falls. Hike at the falls or gorges, and swim at Buttermilk Falls or Treman State Park—or in Cayuga Lake at Taughannock Falls State Park!
Student Org Spotlight: IC Planned Parenthood Generation Action
IC Generation Action works with Planned Parenthood and enthusiastic community members to offer inclusive and justice-driven campaigns each semester. They are dedicated to the fight for reproductive freedom, sexual health and education, and equality for all. From working to make free menstrual products available in every bathroom on campus to working with state representatives, Generation Action promotes equal access to resources, education, and health care for all.
Join Us for Ithaca’s Virtual LGBTQ Local History Tour
Celebrate Pride Month as a member of the LGBTQ community or ally by diving into Ithaca’s own LBGTQ history. Take a virtual walk with IC's LGBT Center Director Luca Mauer to learn more about the people and places that made LGBTQ history right here in Ithaca! Join us today, June 24, from 5–6 pm.
Kevin Perry, Associate Director
Kate Baca, Graduate Intern
Alycia McGeever, Graduate Intern
Orientation Leadership Team
Office of New Student & Transition Programs