Orientation includes time for you to learn, engage, reflect, and energize!

Here’s an overview of what to expect at the start of your IC journey.

You will receive a personalized schedule via email once you have confirmed your orientation registration.

Tuesday, August 20

  • Housing & orientation check-in
  • Pick up your student ID
  • Move in to your dorm room!
  • Dinner by floor
  • Residential community gatherings
  • Variety of evening socials

Wednesday, August 21, through Friday, August 23

  • College, school, and academic department welcome events
  • Academic advising
  • College resource information
  • Small-group conversations
  • Roommate Agreements
  • Campus open houses
  • Students of color panel & social
  • First-generation college student panel & social
  • Religious & spiritual life events
  • IC tradition events
  • Film screenings and a variety of evening socials

Saturday, August 24, and Sunday, August 25

  • Explore downtown Ithaca
  • Civic engagement opportunities
  • Shopping
  • Class of 2023 photo
  • Academic gatherings
  • Honors program dinner
  • LGBTQA+ social
  • Religious and spiritual life events
  • Diversity and inclusion speaker/panel
  • Small-group conversations
  • Film screenings and a variety of late-night socials

Monday, August 26, and Tuesday, August 27

  • College resource information fair/campus open houses
  • Small-group conversations
  • Classroom tours
  • Convocation
  • Community picnic
  • LGBTQA+ panel
  • First-year film discussion
  • Student organization fair
  • Club sport interest meetings
  • Variety of evening socials

Commuter Students

If you meet the eligibility requirements to live off campus during your first year and have approval from the Office of Residential Life, please note that you are  required to attend orientation.

Please check in for orientation at the Athletics and Events Center on Tuesday, August 20, between 9 am and 4 pm.

You will follow the first-year student orientation schedule (above).