It’s 8.20.14 and we’re excited to reveal the new look and website for Ithaca College athletics. See how this new visual identity will unite all of our sports at http://athletics.ithaca.edu.
Response To Homesick Question
Hey there! ‘07 alum here. I similarly came to IC from about four hours away and didn’t have a car my first year. The funny part is… I actually remember the people who HAD cars saying they were the unhappiest. They’d drive home every weekend while the rest of us were bonding in the residence hall lounges or doing all kinds of fun events on campus. Think of the distance as an opportunity to start fresh and really get to know an amazingly warm and welcoming community!
You’ve seen our photos teasing that something is coming to Ithaca College Athletics. Here is a small sample of what you’ll see when all is revealed on 8.20.14. A great day to be a Bomber.
Q:To your homesick anon: When I chose to go to IC, I was choosing to go to a college that was a 5.5 hour drive away from home. I wouldn't have a car, and no one from my high school was going there. I was nervous about being extremely homesick (much like you). I met my best friends through the Protestant Community (check out Evensong) and by getting involved in ICTV. It actually got to the point where my dad would text me to remind me to call home because I hadn't in a while!
And this is why I love our community! Thank you for the words of advice for our homesick future Bomber.
Q:I'm coming up to Ithaca from five hours away, and I'm so nervous I keep crying. Any suggestions to ease homesickness?
Put yourself out there when you get here. One of the many things you’ll have in common with your classmates is that everyone is nervous (and many are homesick) at first. The more you get involved and make new friends, the more IC will feel like a new home and the faster your homesickness will go away.
If you still feel homesick after that, don’t be embarrassed to reach out to friends, faculty or staff to help get you through it. We’re all here for you!