Countdown to Ithaca Issue #3

Student Financial Services - Submit Your Housing Preferences - New Student Gathering - Senior Splash-HiFashion Studios - Virtual Fitness Classes - Web Chat with Res Life and the First-Gen Center

Office Highlight: Student Financial Services (SFS)

Student in class

Greetings from SFS! Please review our comprehensive To-Do Checklist, which includes required items for all students, required items for students selected for Federal Verification, and general information and instructions related to financial aid and billing. To view items we specifically need from you, please log in to HomerConnect and refer to the “Unsatisfied Student Requirements” page. SFS is committed to helping you successfully navigate financial aid and billing. Join us on Wednesday, July 8, at 2:00 pm for a Zoom webinar outlining our process; we’ll also answer any questions you may have. Contact us weekdays at (607) 274-3131, sfs@ithaca.edu , or via live chat on our website.


Submit Your Housing Preferences

Students on dorm bed

All incoming students must sign their housing agreement and submit housing preferences by July 15 by 5:00 pm. This is also the deadline to submit your request to live with a particular roommate (by creating a roommate group). Be sure to review information about our Residential Learning Communities (RLCs)! you are interested in living in an RLC, be aware that supplemental RLC applications are due July 10 at 5:00 pm. 

Questions? Contact us at housing@ithaca.edu. We are happy to help! 


New Student Gathering


We know you will have specific questions that go beyond the information shared in yesterday's email from IC's senior leadership. Please join members of the senior leadership team onMonday, July 6, at 12:30 pm EST for a new student gathering. During this one-hour program, they will share details about the academic calendar, new student orientation, and plans for your health and safety on campus this fall; the last 20–30 minutes will be reserved for answering your questions and hearing your feedback. You’re welcome to submit questions in advance as part of your registration.


IC Tradition: Senior Splash!

Students in Dillingham Fountain

Each year, days before Ithaca College seniors take the field at Butterfield Stadium for commencement, they jump in Dillingham fountains as part of Senior Splash—one of the most highly anticipated events during Senior Week! The superstition about this rite of passage is that if a student jumps in the fountains prior to Senior Splash, they won’t graduate. Other typical senior week events are a concert, a Cayuga Lake cruise, wine tours, and a senior formal.  


Student Org Spotlight: HiFashion Studios

Fashion Show

HiFashion Studios is a student-run production company that simulates the demanding, professional environment of the fashion industry. Choose which studio department to be a part of: financial, creative, events, advertising/social, hair and make-up, photo, and video. The whole studio comes together to put on two amazing fashion shows each year.  If you want to work alongside people who share your interest, build your portfolio, and create beautiful art, HiFashion might be the student org for you! 


Engage with Your Community: Virtual Fitness Classes

Class schedule

IC’s group fitness instructors are currently offering virtual classes via Zoom!  Connect with your IC community by participating in yoga, HIIT (high-intensity interval training), meditation, and Zumba classes! Dozens of pre-recorded classes are also available for you to use anytime. See you in Zoom class! 


Web Chat with Res Life and First-Gen Center

East Tower

Join the First Gen Center, the Office of Residential Life, and New Student andTransition Programs on Thursday, July 2, at 2pm EDT for the next webinar in our series!Register for the web chat to learn more aboutResidential Learning Communities and the noteworthy programming provided for students who are first in their family to attend college. If you’re not able to join us live, go to ithaca.edu/orientation early next week to listen to the recording.


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