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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

The Ithacan

Michele Lenhart, director of the Office of Student Engagement, shares her expertise on college connections. She suggests that new students should focus on fostering relationships early in their college experience.

Early social connections lead to collegiate success

By Michele Lenhart September 14, 2022
Students who make friends and form positive bonds in college are more likely to be academically successful and to ultimately graduate.
Orientation for freshmen and transfer students was held from Aug. 16 to 21, with an option for students to arrive Aug. 14 and participate in Jumpstart programs. Orientation is organized by the Office of New Student and Transition Programs, while Jumpstart is organized by the Office of Student Engagement.

Pre-semester programs see increase in attendance

By Clare Shanahan, Assistant News Editor August 24, 2022
New students flooded onto the IC campus throughout the week of Aug. 15 to attend pre-semester programming which had greater engagement than previous years.
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.

College Briefing: March 26

March 25, 2015

Speaker series to host systems thinking expert The Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education speaker series will continue with a presentation from Derek Cabrera at 6 p.m. March 25 in Hill...

College reflects on John Rawlins’ contributions to campus diversity

By Samantha Weil, Contributing Writer September 17, 2014
As John Rawlins III prepares to leave his position at Ithaca College after serving eight years as the assistant director for Multicultural Affairs on Sept. 19, he and the students he has worked with reflect on the contributions he has made to the college community.
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.

Jumpstart may bridge volunteerism gap among college students

August 27, 2014

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...

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