With summer winding down and the first day of classes about a week away, you're probably beginning to sort through about 18 years of stuff and pack some of it up for your first year of college. Move-in Day is right around the corner, and it's natural to have a few questions about the dorms or what to bring. What size are the beds? What kind of mini-fridge can I bring? Is it really that cold? As incoming freshman moving into a college dorm for the first time, we had those same questions too — which is why we're here to help. Check out these five tips for Move-in Day.
We've seen the "Ithaca is gorges" bumper stickers, and we agree: the waterfalls, the lake, and the state parks are beautiful and signature Ithaca landmarks. But what casual visitors might not notice are the Ithaca College Natural Lands, 560 acres located on and across campus and in the nearby town of Newfield. Students and faculty use the Natural Lands for everything from classroom instruction and outside field research projects to cross country practice. Realizing we had never fully explored the wooded paths in IC's own backyard, we took advantage of the sunny summer weather and wandered the trails.
As soon as IC students finish their last exams on the South Hill, most pack up and leave for their summer vacations, jobs, or internships back home with astonishing speed. But not everyone heads home for the three-month break. If some upperclassmen could pass along one piece of advice, it's this: spend at least one summer in Ithaca.
If "it's as easy as riding a bike," then navigating a maze of tightly placed construction cones and jumping a staircase shouldn't be difficult, right? But it's not as simple as it seems at Ithaca College's Annual Law Enforcement Bike School, where about 20 police and campus safety officers spend a week using the campus's hills, stairs, and winding paths as a training ground to practice cycling techniques, takedown procedures, and bike handling skills on tricky obstacle courses and off-road trails.
Every Thursday, downtown Ithaca is alive with the sounds of summer. The Summer Concert Series is a signature part of Ithaca's vibrant music scene, where local artists take the stage each week and concert-goers dance to the beats and melodies that fill the Commons. The best part? It's completely free!
Are you a prospective student with college planning questions? Then myIthaca has got you covered.Sign-Up Learn More
Fuse is a student produced publication about the Ithaca College experience. All content in the print and web versions of Fuse is developed by current Ithaca College students in a breadth of different areas of study.