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Jumpstart is a program for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Students can choose from four program tracks that introduce them to the city of Ithaca.

Jumpstart program introduces incoming students to Ithaca

By Jake Leary, Assistant Life and Culture Editor August 27, 2018
Across Ithaca, incoming freshmen are hiking the Finger Lakes region, swinging through ropes courses and volunteering throughout the community.
Students participate in a dance competition held on Aug. 24 as a part of the Jumpstart program.

Incoming students get acclimated before start of semester

By Kyle Stewart, Staff Writer August 26, 2015
For over 18 years, the college has hosted Jumpstart as a way to help freshmen transition into college.
Ithaca College freshman Marissa Booker volunteered with Jumpstarts Community Plunge on Aug. 20–22. Her original service project was to petition to raise the minimum wage in Tompkins County, but requested to change projects because it went against her values.

Commentary: Volunteer work should align with personal values

By Marissa Booker August 25, 2015
People should volunteer because they want to make a difference that reflects their hopes and their ideals.
Ithaca College Class of 2018 JumpStarts the year

Ithaca College Class of 2018 JumpStarts the year

By Ramya Vijayagopal, Assistant News Editor August 27, 2014
Incoming freshmen immersed into the Ithaca community with Jumpstart, which spanned the weekend before classes began.
Students volunteering in the Service Saturday program cheered on participants in the AIDS Ride for Life on Sept. 7.

Service Saturday volunteer program has grown in recent years

By Ciara Lucas, Contributing Writer December 4, 2013
There are 8,760 hours in a year. For the average college student, those hours are spent working, hanging out with friends and doing homework. However, for students who participate in Service Saturdays, more than 1,700 of those hours are spent doing community service.
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