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A "Real Deal Parents Style" question

A: The first few weeks of college are when new friendships are forged and students cement their independence.If homesickness hits, encouraging your child to come home on weekends will only make the transition harder. Keep in touch by phone or e-mail -- or better yet, schedule a visit. Ithaca is worth the trip any time of the year,...

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A "Real Deal Parents Style" question

A: When finally on their own, students are often surprisingly able to stand on their own two feet. First-year students have a lot of new responsibilities to juggle, but support systems are in place to help. If students are finding it hard to schedule and prioritize, academic advisers are always available to talk. Peer advisers are...

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A "Real Deal Parents Style" question

A: With Ithaca’s Exploratory Program, students don’t have to make that decision until they’ve had an opportunity to discover what they’re really passionate about. A very popular option, the Exploratory Program gives students up to four semesters to sample courses across the College before declaring a major....

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A "Real Deal Parents Style" question

A: Potluck is the name of the game when it comes to food on any college campus. But at Ithaca, your child won’t be subjected to the Salisbury steaks and mystery casseroles of decades past. Ithaca’s three main dining halls and food court have enough variety to suit even the pickiest eaters. Whether you’re in the...

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A "Real Deal Parents Style" question

A: Ithaca is a safe community, but IC’s campus still has many programs to make sure that your child is always comfortable. There are over 90 emergency telephones mounted on poles with blue lights that can be seen from a distance. Students who feel unsafe or want to request an escort back to their dorms simply pick up a phone...

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