Ithaca College Delays School Year, Will Reopen Classrooms In October


ENFIELD, NY (WSKG) – Ithaca College President Shirley Collado says on-campus classes will begin on October 5. The normal start date would have been August 24

“This carefully thought-out timeframe provides our faculty with the opportunity to fully prepare to deliver the strongest educational experience,” Collado stated, “and for our staff to fully map out their work and put solid, responsive plans in place around our emergency health and safety management.”

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Ithaca College President, Shirley Collado. Ithaca College announced classes on campus will resume October 5. (screen capture, Celia Clarke/WSKG Public Radio)

Collado said the College is aligning its plans with New York State’s reopening guidelines.

Ithaca College moved its classes online on March 23. The first positive case of COVID-19 in Tompkins County was announced on March 14.  It was later reported the patient is a member of the Ithaca College community.