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Prior to Arriving on Campus

The community agreement is now available online. To sign the agreement log into the Housing Portal (via HomerConnect) and you will be auto-prompted to sign it.

Students will receive an email inviting them to sign up for an arrival appointment via the Housing Portal in HomerConnect ahead of the spring semester.

All students are strongly encouraged to obtain a COVID-19 test at home approximately two weeks prior to arriving in Ithaca. In addition, students are asked to voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus, even if the COVID-19 test is negative. Students from states that are not on New York’s mandatory quarantine list who complete these steps may proceed to campus. We note that students may be traveling from areas where robust testing is not available. We strongly encourage students to obtain testing; however, we will not prohibit a student from returning to campus if testing is not available in their location.

Students who have a positive COVID-19 test are expected to seek guidance from their primary care provider and remain in isolation for a minimum of 10 days since symptoms first appeared and have not had a fever for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medications, and that any other symptoms have improved. It is possible that isolation could be longer depending upon the severity of symptoms. Once the student is released by their local health department from isolation, and the student is in a state that is not on New York’s mandatory quarantine list, the student can proceed to campus.

Other items may be shipped in advance. Ithaca College will deliver shipped items and items already in storage to students’ housing assignments prior to their arrival on campus.

Only students will be permitted in the residence halls and apartment buildings.

Register with Cayuga Health System on their patient portal.

Upload your photo to the ID Office so you can pick up your ID card when you check in.