How to Prepare for Fall 21
Getting ready to live off-campus? See what is required to attend on-campus and information to make living off-campus easier.
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Off-Campus Living

Although you may live off-campus, you should still plan to be on campus for more than classes and studying. Being a part of campus life is an important way to get the most out of your stay at Ithaca College (IC). Meeting people, trying new things, and learning valuable skills is what college is all about! While academics are the priority of your daily schedule, extracurricular opportunities abound. 

IC offers both in-class and out-of-class opportunities to learn. Many faculty members, in fact, support and encourage students to become involved in campus clubs and organizations. As an off-campus student, your involvement can be an important way to meet new people, to pursue an interest, and to enhance your classroom learning. 

It's easy to join one or more of the over 100 different clubs and organizations on campus. Most post their meeting times on the Campus Events calendar or in the Student Government Office in Egbert Hall. In addition, the Center for Student Leadership and Involvement maintains a list of all campus organizations along with the names and phone numbers of their contact people. 

The IC Student Government Association is a representative body. Off-campus students are selected by the congress to represent that constituency. There are also several other College committees in which off-campus students participate. Stop by the SGA office on the third floor of Egbert Hall or call (607) 274-3377 for details. 

If Returning to Ithaca after November Break

1. Satisfy the requirements of the New York State Travel Advisory. If you will be returning to Ithaca from a non-contiguous state, U.S. Territory, or CDC Level 2 or 3 country, make sure to satisfy all of the travel advisory requirements.  

2. Self-quarantine and test. Regardless of where you are traveling from, please self-quarantine and limit contact with others until you test negative here. You can access testing at the Sampling Site at the Shops at Ithaca Mall on Monday, November 30 or register for an appointment to test at Athletics and Events on Tuesday, December 1. Please note that due to lower volume, testing will only be available on Tuesday in December at Athletics and Events. 

Residence/Off-Campus Policy

IC is a residential college with a three-year on campus expectation. This means that all non-senior students (class standing is determined based on the number of semesters enrolled at IC, not academic credits) live on campus for their first, second, and third years of study. 

View the policy to understand this expectation and exemption criteria. You may also learn about the off-campus application process which may also be available (determined annually).

Connect with Off-Campus Living!

Email: offcampus@ithaca.edu 

Follow us @IC_OffCampus on Instagram  

Join the Off-Campus Living Coordinator at weekly LIVEs every Thursday at 12:10 PM.