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Dorms rates: Single Occupancy—$37/person, Double Occupancy—$32/person. There are a few options for Internet access: Attendees can pay $50 for a username and password for access in their residence hall rooms (see Internet Access). While Ithaca College dorms are not air-conditioned, the campus sits atop a hill, often catching wonderful breezes from Cayuga Lake. If you are driving, you may wish to provide a fan for your room. Like many parts of the country, Ithaca weather is unpredictable, so come prepared for heat, chill, rain and sun.
The Super 8 Motel: Also, at the Super 8 Motel, 400 South Meadow St, Ithaca, NY, 14850, 10 non-smoking rooms containing two double beds, a fridge and microwave are set aside under the "Guild of Natural Science Illustrators". Five rooms are located on the ground floor; 5 are on the 2nd floor. There is no elevator, so you need to specify which floor you want (until that block fills). Complimentary continental breakfast and fitness room; off of Rt. 13, a short drive to Ithaca College. Rates are as follows: Sunday-Thursday, $92.99/night, Friday and Saturday, $119.99/night. Reservations must be made by June 19. Call directly to make reservations: 607-273-8088.
Bed & Breakfasts & Beyond: There are many other hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts in Ithaca and the surrounding area. It is a very popular summer vacation spot, and accommodations fill up quickly. You can contact the Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 284-8422 or http://www.visitithaca.com to get some help, or if you are wondering about a particular bed and breakfast check out http://www.bbithaca.com and http://www.stayfingerlakes.com/ithaca.php. The Coddington Guest House http://www.thecoddington.com is a short walk to IC. This Web site and the May newsletter will list alternatives and any group rates we are able to arrange.
New York State Parks: Ithaca College is just 3 miles from the State Park of Buttermilk Falls State Park. Other state parks are a short bus or car ride away, and most parks have cabins as well as tent sites. Summer dates fill quickly, and reservations can be made now. Buttermilk Falls State Park, being the closest to Ithaca College, is probably the best option for anyone wishing to make it a camping/cabin trip. Visit online at http://nysparks.state.ny.us/parks for more state park information. New York State Parks camping cabin reservations can be made by calling 1-800-456-2267. The direct line to Buttermilk Falls State Park and Robert H Treman State Park is 607-273-3440. Taughannock Falls State Park can be contacted on 607-387-6739.
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When You Arrive
Board members will check in on Saturday at the Housing Office. Anyone who needs to check in on the 19th because of special travel arrangements, or later than 9 pm, please contact Lucy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-539-6313 after 7 pm EST. The Housing office is open 9am – 9 pm every day. Check out is by 12 noon. The Sunday evening reception/portfolio review will be held in the Campus Center from 7 – 9 pm.
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Meal Plans: Ithaca College Cafeteria
Meal Plan Alternatives
Within ½ mile walking distance (about 15 minutes) is a pizza/sub shop and a full-service restaurant. The local bus runs every ½ hour downtown (10 min drive) where there are plenty of restaurants. Pizza delivery is allowed to your dorm rooms. Contact Lucy at email@example.com or (607) 539-6313 with housing and meal questions.
Area Restaurants: When you receive your registration package upon arrival, there will be information included about area restaurants. In addition, on Visit Ithaca's Web site, there is a really cool search tool for looking up a wide variety of restaurants in the region by cuisine and community location. Check it out: http://www.visitithaca.com/dining/dining.cfm
Bus Service: Our local bus company, TCAT, charges $1.50/ride. The #11 bus runs from IC to downtown every half hour. The bus stop is at Park Hall and drops you off at Green Street near the Tompkins County Library. Pick up the bus here to get back to campus. Bus schedules will be available at check-in. More at http://www.tcatbus.com or (607) 277-7433.
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Wireless access to Internet with your laptop is free in designated areas but requires signing up for a GuestNet account. This includes someone who wants to access the Internet from their own laptop for a classroom presentation and will connect to the cable in the classroom, or someone who wants to access the Internet from the wireless areas on campus (Campus Center, CHS, Park, etc). Your name is all that is needed at this time. You can provide the MAC address when you arrive on campus.
Please Note: As long as you've let us know your plans to get online in advance on your registration form, at the registration table you will be given your usernames and passwords. Once you log in to the GuestNet registration page (with the given username and password) you will be prompted to enter your MAC address. If you don't know how to find your MAC address, a link with instructions is right there for you to click on.What to Bring Reminder
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