Social isolation due to COVID-19 has made it difficult for some freshmen to make friends and has negatively affected their mental health.
“You go into college basically not knowing anyone, you’re in this new place, and for a lot of people, it’s your first time really away from home.”
The Center for Academic Advancement held sessions throughout September aimed at assisting new college students in navigating their first year.
Participation in First-Year Residential Experience programs has nearly doubled in the past two years due to the implementation of a rewards system.
A few days before the official move-in day, about 200 incoming Ithaca College freshmen come to campus early to participate in Jumpstart, an annual early arrival program geared toward easing the transition into college and community service.
Freshman rapper San Williams performed at the South by Southwest music festival. Williams’ music deviates from many usual staples of hip-hop.
Ithaca College is working with the Student Government Association to organize focus groups to gather more qualitative feedback about the Integrative Core Curriculum.