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Fall semester room buyouts will cost $330, and spring semester buyouts will cost $660. If a student purchases a buyout for both semesters the total would be $990. Requests will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

ResLife offers room buyouts in residential buildings for double rooms with a vacancy

By Sheelagh Doe, Contributing Writer November 1, 2023
Ithaca College’s Office of Residential Life introduced room buyouts in an email to the campus community Oct. 9. This will allow students to purchase a vacancy in their double room in any residential building for either the spring or current fall semester or both. 
Ithaca College students hang out together in a West Tower dorm room. Each dorm cluster offers students different living experiences that cater to their own individual needs while in college.

Dorm culture creates perspectives of student life

By Katie Krom, Staff Writer March 29, 2023
Choosing housing for the four years at college is one of the hardest decisions that a student has to make. It is hard to know what to expect with living in different communities.
Leann Kanda, associate professor and chair of the Department of Biology at Ithaca College, is taking care of students pets that were left behind in dorms over spring break.

Professor reels in fish left behind in dorm rooms

By Alex Hartzog, Staff Writer April 20, 2020
Kanda’s fish were still on campus, and she realized that other pets owned by students may be trapped in on-campus housing because students did not get the chance to retrieve them before the college sh
Editorial: Housing selection raises student concerns

Editorial: Housing selection raises student concerns

November 14, 2019
The college has a responsibility to make a stressful process like housing selection as effective and straightforward as possible.
Next semester East Tower will be home to the First Place and Language House residential learning communities and a sophomore living space. The college currently has 10 RLCs.

East Tower to get two new learning communities next semester

By Cody Taylor, Staff Writer March 6, 2019
Two residential learning communities — the Language House and the newly created FIRST Place — and a new sophomore space will be added to East Tower.
A swastika was reportedly drawn on a whiteboard on a dorm room door in Tallcott Hall on April 20.

BREAKING: Vape pen causes fire in Tallcott Hall

By Ashley Stalnecker, Staff Writer December 9, 2018
A vape pen charging in a laptop computer in Talcott Hall caused a small fire in one of the first floor dorm rooms around 1 p.m. Dec. 9.
The Outdoor Adventure Learning Community hosts weekend trips for the dorm floor. On Oct. 12, members of the floor went white water rafting.

On-campus dorms house niche communities

By Ashley Stalnecker, Staff Writer November 7, 2018
“I think it provides a space for students who are interested in more than just a place to sleep at night,” Bobbe said.
Editorial: RAs deserve full coverage of room and board

Editorial: RAs deserve full coverage of room and board

October 4, 2018
Fully compensating RAs is not only imperative to relieving this stress but also to ethically and accurately compensate RAs for the work they do.
Ron is Ithaca College sophomore Eliot Willenborgs emotional support animal. Willenborg said Ron helps him feel a sense of responsibility.

Ithaca College sees increase of support pets on campus

By Bridget Bright, Contributing Writer October 11, 2017
Support pets have been rising substantially on college campuses throughout the country and at the college since 2012.  
Students who live in the Sustainability Community, now known as the Organic Gardening and Cooking Community, cook food from the organic gardens on campus, including the one on the roof of Terrace Dining Hall that was planted in the Fall.

Residential sustainability community undergoes title change

By Falyn Stempler, Staff Writer February 6, 2017
I am really excited that this is a change a lot of the students wanted to make, and I am glad we are catering towards those interests,” Guter said.
It is not decided where the African Diaspora learning community will be housed on campus, but other learning communities exist in the Terrace dorms, pictured above.

New African Diaspora living community proposed for IC

By Ben Kaplan, Contributing Writer November 7, 2016
A student-led effort may bring an African Diaspora–themed residential learning community to Ithaca College by next year.
The development corporation Unchained Properties LLC (UP) is currently finalizing agreements with the City of Ithaca to build a complex with housing, entertainment and restaurants in the former Emerson Transmission Power Plant property near the Ithaca College campus.

New development project could add retail near Ithaca College

By Justin Henry, Staff Writer August 29, 2016
A new development project in progress with the City of Ithaca could add housing, entertainment and restaurants to the former Emerson Transmission Power Plant property, a 95-acre plot on South Hill near the Ithaca College campus.
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