Welcome, Families!

Here at Ithaca College we are proud of our engaged and enthusiastic community of parents and family members and want to give them every opportunity to stay informed about their students' experiences on campus.

Transitioning from high school and home to college and living away is not always smooth and easy. IC has many resources and caring faculty and staff to assist your child in adjusting to and thriving in his or her college life.

College students are in closer touch with their families, seeking their parents' advice and guidance than previous generations were. In turn, parents today are far more engaged with their children's day-to-day college experiences.

We believe that many facets of this family involvement trend are very positive, and we hope to establish ourselves as a supportive partner in this interaction. Together, we can help your student thrive at Ithaca College. Welcome!

Come Visit

You're welcome to visit Ithaca College anytime! And we invite you to join us in the fall for Family Weekend, both during your student's first year and thereafter. The weekend allows you to take in the campus and the town, catch a glimpse of academic life, and spend some quality time with your family.


IC family members can assist students with their professional, academic, cultural, and social interests. Even if your student isn't interested in your career field, you can contribute to other students' education or be a resource for faculty research. Here are examples of ways to get involved with our students:

· Networking and mentoring: Share your experience with students and young alumni at a regional Network Night, or join the IC Mentoring Network, an online community that creates meaningful connections through mentoring, advising, and coaching.

· Admission: You may also help keep IC a strong, nationally recognized institution by encouraging talented, bright prospective students to visit, talk to current students, tour the campus, apply, and experience all that Ithaca has to offer.

· Academics: Offer your expertise as a speaker in a class or on a panel in a department related to your profession.

Learn More about Volunteering

Visibility and Talent for Your Organization

When you're on campus, speak with students about your industry or your career path. If your organization offers job shadowing, internships, or entry-level opportunities, Career Services invites you to participate in our career fairs, recruiting programs, and online job postings.


Contributions to the Parents Annual Fund directly support our schools, athletic activities, and other programs. These vital gifts help purchase cutting-edge technology, bring important lecturers and guest artists to campus, and support faculty-student research and internship opportunities.

Learn More about Giving to IC

Get Information

An e-newsletter is sent to every parent with an email address on file at IC. The quarterly issues report on the ins and outs of campus life: dates and deadlines, campus happenings, programs, and services. To update your contact information, click here.