Parents of Incoming Students

So you're coming to Ithaca College — fantastic!

The start of your student's college experience is an extremely exciting time, but it can also be a little confusing. Luckily, there are some wonderful folks prepared to help you both get settled in.

First-Year Experience

Student engagement in life at the college is essential to academic success and personal fulfillment. The First-Year Experience (FYE) program promotes active community membership inside and outside the classroom and helps students develop a better understanding of their academic and social environments through shared learning experience and the pursuit of self-directed achievement.

Through a series of events and other programs, FYE offers guidance for new students and their families during the transition to life at Ithaca. Staff provide support for first-year and transfer students at orientation and throughout the first year at the college to help ensure the best possible Ithaca experience.

2017 Orientation Presentation: "Families Matter"

During this summer's orientation sessions, representatives from the Offices of Alumni Relations and Family Giving hosted a session to help introduce parents to the IC experience. They shared tips on what students do — and don't — want as they make the transition to college, and information on the many resources available to Ithaca College students.

Download the Presentation Slides

Download the "Family Feud" Survey Results