Countdown to Ithaca Issue #1

Hammond Health Center - 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

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.


Student Org Spotlight: 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  


IC Tradition: Visit the Ithaca Farmers Market!

Ithaca Farmers Market

For many IC students, a favorite tradition is weekly visits to the Ithaca Farmer’s 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. 


IC Prepares for Students’ Health and Safety

IC’s president has charged a “Return to Campus Task Force” with planning to ensure the safe and healthy return of students, staff, and faculty to campus. The task force and associated subgroups will thoroughly and thoughtfully guide our efforts and provide detailed plans for the upcoming academic year. The task force will develop protocols, practices, and guidelines in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations that we will implement for as long as is necessary to restore safe residential and in-person instruction for the fall that is as safe as reasonably possible. This will include determining the answers to such questions as what classes, teaching, work, living, dining, and other campus interactions might look like in keeping with the ongoing guidance of state and local officials as well as national public health experts.


Engage with your IC community!

Join the Academic Advising Center for an Academic Advising Center Student Success Workshop! This is a great opportunity to get a jump start on your four-year plan! Learn how to plan for your time at IC by understanding how to satisfy your degree requirements, fit in study abroad, or plan for another major or minor. Learn the tools that will help you plan your academic career! 

When: Wednesday, June 24 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST 


Let’s Connect!

Visit your New Student Checklist and ithaca.edu/orientation 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