Early Arrival Housing

Fall Semester

The earliest date and time that may be requested to arrive for the Fall 2019 semester is 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Students must receive prior approval by the Office of Residential Life through the Early Arrival Request Form system in order to check into their assignment before the official opening on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Fall 2019 early arrival request forms will be available through IC Workflow beginning July 1, 2019 (you must have a Fall 2019 housing assignment before you will be allowed to submit an early request form).

If a student is required to arrive early due to on-campus employment, athletics, academics, or organization involvement the early arrival request must be submitted by the student’s employment supervisor, coach, academic advisor, or other IC staff or faculty member. Requests will be approved when possible, depending on reason and availability of the specific room or apartment assignment. The Summer Housing Office will submit an Early Arrival Request for summer employees moving from their summer room to their fall room.

If a student is requesting to arrive early due to a personal or travel conflict, they may submit an individual Fall Early Arrival Request Form. Buildings are still being prepared during this time period; this work impacts when early arrivals can be granted. Please be specific when explaining the reason that you are requesting to arrival early. Please do not make travel arrangements until you have received a response, as many requests are not able to be granted.

The Circle Apartments open for residents on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Requests do not need to be submitted to arrive on the 18th or later.

No moving assistance or moving supplies, such as carts, dollies, etc. will be available during early arrival check-in, except on the Sunday of the Jumpstart program for first year students. On Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. moving assistance will be available in first year residence halls. If you are approved to check in on any other day, please plan to provide your own moving supplies.

For dining hours and locations, please visit the Ithaca College Dining website.

Students may not check into their Fall housing assignments prior to the date they are approved to arrive. Only students on the list of approved early arrivals will be allowed to check in on these dates. Early Arrival check-in locations are as following:

August 9 – 12, 2019: Only available for pre-approved student groups

  • All residents except Circle Apartments: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Summer Housing Office located on the 2nd floor of Emerson Hall
  • Circle Apartment Residents: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Circles Community Center

August 13, 2019: Only available for pre-approved student groups

  • All residents except Circle Apartments: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Summer Housing Office located on the 2nd floor of Emerson Hall
    • Staff will be moving keys to the Area Offices at 8pm and unavailable to check anyone in during the move
  • Circle Apartment Residents: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Circles Community Center

August 14 – 19, 2019: Only available for students who have received prior approval

  • Terraces and Towers Residents: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Terrace 7 Area Office
  • Emerson, Garden Apartments, and Quads (Bogart, Boothroyd, Clarke, Eastman, Hilliard, Holmes, Hood, Landon, Lyon, Rowland, Tallcott) Residents: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Eastman Area Office
  • Circle Apartment Residents: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Circles Community Center

Tuesday, August 20, 2019: New Student Move-in

  • All residents except Circle Apartment Residents: A&E Center, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (check-in moves to area offices from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Sunday, August 25, 2019: Transfer and Returning Student Move-in

  • All residents except Circle Apartment Residents: A&E Center, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (check-in moves to area offices from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Spring Semester

*** Students who had an on-campus Fall assignment and would like to return to campus prior to the official Spring semester opening can return to their Fall assignment as part of our Break Housing options by submitting a break housing registration form. The earliest date a student can request to check into a new spring assignment for Spring 2019 is Thursday, January 17, 2019.

Early Arrival Requests a for those students who did not live on campus during the Fall semester but are required to check in to their Spring housing assignment earlier than the published Spring semester check-in date. Students must receive written approval from the Office of Residential Life to arrive early. Students without written authorization found in a residence hall or who make an attempt to check-in early are subject to a $100.00 unauthorized presence fee. The earliest date you can request is the Thursday prior to the published residence hall opening date for the Spring semester.

Spring early arrival request forms will be available in early January 2019 through IC Workflow.