Preparation for a Lifetime

At Elmira College, we believe the world is waiting for you and that you have the opportunity to make it what you want. As you set out to find your place in the world, start by finding your place at Elmira College. Immerse yourself in everything our college has to offer. Choose a course of study that matches your career interest and layer on classes and experiences that will stretch you and prepare you for the complexities and challenges you will face in the world. We invite you to be actively involved in planning your development while relying on our staff and faculty to help guide and support you along the way.

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Get Off to a Great Start

Your first year at college can be exciting but also intimidating. A new world of opportunities is available to you and it may be hard to know where to begin. Elmira College's First-Year Seminar, which is the foundational course in the liberal arts and sciences for entering first-year students, will help give you a structured taste of the topics you can explore while developing the critical-thinking and leadership skills you will use to tackle complex issues.

 

Community Engagement

Proud of its history and tradition, Elmira College is committed to the ideals of community service. We encourage you to go beyond the excitement of campus life and find enriching volunteer experiences that will deepen your connections, strengthen your friendships, and leave a lasting impact on the community.

 

Living Learning Communities

As part of the College's focus on community engagement, entering first-year students are invited to join a Living Learning Community. These are small groups of students interested in common themes, living in the same residence hall, and taking similar classes. They enable students to connect with peers engaged in asking similar questions and seeking similar solutions. Students within a Living Learning Community will complete their First Year, First Service community service event and other activities together. The Living Learning Community becomes a place where you can find your people at Elmira College.

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Term III

During six weeks in April and May, Elmira College students get to explore studies beyond their normal coursework through Term III. This unique session allows you to choose an immersive and intensive experience through the college. You can choose to travel internationally, study the sea or try your hand at field biology. Whatever you chose, this term will build lasting memories that will prepare you for wherever you go in the world.

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Explore All Degrees & Programs

Explore All Degrees & Programs

Elmira College brings together a liberal arts education with professional programs to shape your critical thinking while equipping you with the tools to succeed in the professional world.

Meet Our Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

The Elmira College Faculty is distinguished across the board. 98% of its members have earned the highest degree in their respective fields, and nearly all pursue active research projects.

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education

Elmira College offers a variety of undergraduate bachelor and associate degree programs.

Faculty Research Projects

Faculty Research Projects

Our faculty not only use their expertise to provide our students a high-quality education, but also remain active in research in their respective fields.

Academic Events

Academic Events

From honors events to research conferences and more, there are many events to recognize our students' academic achievements and showcase their work. Check out what's coming up.

Graduate Education Graduate Education

Graduate Education

Advance your career with a master's degree from Elmira College.

Continuing Education Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Increase your knowledge, skills, and earning potential with a graduate degree or professional development course at Elmira College.

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Specialized Academic Programs

Elmira College brings together a liberal arts education with professional programs that prepare students for careers in business, law, medicine, military service, the arts, and more.

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Elmira Learning Opportunities

Elmira College offers several unique learning experiences, like First-Year Seminar and Term III, to enhance your educational journey.

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Academic Resources

Elmira College offers a variety of academic resources for students.

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