New Student Checklist

Please familiarize yourself with the details related to each of the items on this checklist. All of these items must be completed BEFORE you come to orientation in January.

*Please note: all incoming students will register for their spring classes during Spring Orientation.

1. Register for Orientation

Starting December 6th, 2019, new students can sign up for Spring Orientation. A link will be shared here when registration goes live. Students will also register guests or family members and share any dietary preferences or accessibility needs. Be sure to register by Tuesday, January 14th. Individuals requesting accommodations at orientation should contact the Office of New Student and Transition Programs at or (607) 274-1908.

2. Create your Ithaca Username and Password or “Netpass"

Obtain Access to Ithaca College Technical Systems

Starting December 3, 2018, you will receive an email from to the personal email you provided on Common App containing your Student ID number and Activation Pin. Please follow the steps contained in this email to set up your Netpass user name and password. Your Netpass will allow you access to most of Ithaca College's technical platforms. Contact the Registrar at or (607) 274-3127.

3. Submit Health Certification Forms

Be sure to complete your online health certification forms and provide an official immunization record. Your health forms are due by January 13, 2020. Please visit for further directions. You will need your Ithaca College Netpass to complete this step. Contact the Health Center at or (607) 274-3177.

4. Create your Housing Profile

Between December 13, 2019, and January 2, 2020, log in to HomerConnect to sign your housing agreement, submit your housing preferences, and, if interested, complete your application for a Residential Learning Community (RLC). Please visit the Office of Residential Life’s new student resources website for more information. Questions? Contact the Office of Residential Life at or (607) 274-3141.

5. Select a Meal Plan

Continue here for more information about meal plan options. To purchase or make changes to a meal plan, contact Student Financial Services at (607) 274-3131. For questions about meal plans, contact Dining Services at (607) 274-1187.

6. Submit your Ithaca College ID Picture

Make sure to submit a picture for your Ithaca College ID through the online portal, then check your Ithaca email to confirm whether your picture was approved. Contact the ID Office at (607) 274-3007.

7. Contact Student Accessibility Services

Students with a documented disability should review the Student Accessibility Services website for information about how to register with this office, how to provide documentation of a disability, as well as an overview of services available. Contact Student Accessibility Services at or (607) 274-1005.

8. Take Placement Exams

All incoming students students are required to take the math placement exam. More information will be available soon.

All incoming students who have taken a language previously but are not transferring college or AP/IB credits in for that language are required to take the Language Placement Exam. The Language Placement Exam will be shared with your Ithaca College email. If you have any questions, please contact Tina Bennet at

9. Confirm Transcripts

Use Degree Works to view your transfer credit award. If credits are missing from an institution you attended or AP scores are not posted, confirm that all transcripts have been sent to the Office of Admission and/or theOffice of the Registrar.

10. Discover the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC)

Explore the Integrative Core Curriculum, IC's general education program.

If you're a first-year student, review the six themes and consider courses you might be interested in taking.

If you're a transfer student, follow up your exploration of the ICC by learning more about the ICC path designed for you. Learn more about common ICC terms on the ICC website.

11. Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

As a new IC community member, it is critical that you read the Student Code of Conduct, Title IX, & Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy.

12. Review a packing list created by Residential Life

Please visit for ideas (and a few rules) about what to bring to college.