New Student Welcome Parties

Every summer Ithaca College alumni and parents host receptions in their homes and businesses to welcome incoming students and their families to Ithaca College. These informal gatherings offer a wonderful opportunity for new students and their families to be introduced to the college. Parents can network with other parents, alumni, and trustees in their area, and their children can ask current students and recent graduates all about IC.

Upcoming Parties

This year, welcome parties will be held in several areas including:


Saturday, August 11, 2018
Noon–2:00 p.m.

Hosted by Jim Ragusa '95
S. Setauket, New York

Register Here - Long Island, NY


Sunday, August 12, 2018
2:00–4:00 p.m.

Hosted by Franklyn Gottbetter '86, Parent '22
Lake Balboa, California

Register Here - Los Angeles, CA

Welcome party for new students
Contact Info

If you have questions, please contact Gretchen Van Valen in the Office of Engagement and Constituent Relations at (866) 442-2586 or