Student Health and Safety Information

Important information for monitoring and maintaining a healthy campus community.

Prevention and Testing

As students return to Ithaca, a robust virus screening program will be critical to controlling the spread of COVID-19 in our community. More details around this testing program will be provided over the coming weeks, but the protocol will include screening prior to and upon arrival to campus, and ongoing, frequent screening, with isolation/quarantine/contact tracing as needed.

  • Prior to coming to Ithaca, students are being asked to voluntarily quarantine at home for 14 days and to be tested, if possible, for COVID-19. Any student who tests positive should stay home until they have fully recovered.
  • All students will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival in Ithaca, by staff from Cayuga Health System. Students will have the opportunity to sign up for move-in and testing dates, as outlined in the schedule below.
  • All students who plan to be on campus for in-person instruction will be required to sign the Ithaca College Community Agreement agreeing to abide by all campus safety standards.

Campus Health, Safety and Prevention

Explore these frequently asked questions and important information for all students regarding Ithaca College's framework for campus health and safety for all during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.