Campus Life for Off-Campus Students

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. 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.

Ithaca College 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.

In addition to clubs and organizations, there is always something happening on campus. Whether you want to join an informal frisbee game behind the Campus Center, play Ping-Pong in the game room, or watch first-run movies on weekends in Textor 102, there are plenty of things to do.

The Ithaca College 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.

Off-Campus Meal Plan?

If you are interested in utilizing the on-campus dining hall facilities, there are meal plan options available. Visit the Dining Services web pages or contact Student Financial Services at (607) 274-3135 for further information.

To change or select a Meal Plan:

  • Go to HomerConnect
  • Log in with your user ID and PIN
  • At the HomerConnect main menu, choose "Student, Financial Aid, and Residential Life"
  • Choose "Meal Plan Selection" to add or change your plan
  • Choose your plan and select "Submit"