Openings, Closings, and Breaks

Early Arrival Housing

Fall Semester

The earliest date and time that may be requested to arrive for the Fall 2016 semester is 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 14, 2016. Students must have received 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 Sunday, August 21, 2016.

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 note that the Circle Apartments open for residents on Sunday, August 14, 2016. No requests for an earlier arrival date to the Circle Apartments will be approved, as we are still working to prepare the buildings during this time.

Fall 2016 early arrival request forms are currently available through IC Workflow.

No moving assistance or moving supplies, such as carts, dollies, etc. will be available during early arrival check-in, except on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in first year residence halls.  On Sunday, August 21, 2016 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 10 – 13, 2016:

  • 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: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Circles Community Center

August 14 – 17, 2016:

  • Terraces and Towers Residents: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Terrace 7 Area Office
  • Emerson, Garden Apartments, and Quads Residents: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Eastman Area Office
  • Circle Apartment Residents: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Circles Community Center

August 18 – 20, 2016:

  • Terraces and Towers Residents: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Terrace 7 Area Office
  • Emerson, Garden Apartments, and Quads 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

August 21, 2016:

  • All residents except Circle Apartment Residents: A&E Center, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (check-in moves to area offices from 6:00 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 early as Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 as part of our Break Housing options. They do not need to submit an Early Arrival Request form.

Early Arrival Requests 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 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 Wednesday prior to the published residence hall opening date for the Spring semester.

Spring early arrival request forms will be available January 2nd, 2017.