Program and Event Descriptions

All events require preregistration via the Online Registration Form found on the ACE Event Calendar page or by calling the office. Available programs are updated on a regular basis.

As part of the ACE program, students are expected to:

  • attend a virtual orientation program within your first semester
  • participate in at least two programs a year
  • complete ACE assessment surveys and attend focus groups

To make progression toward a personalized college application recommendation letter, students should plan on attending at least twelve events during their time in ACE.

The following list includes programs that have been offered to the ACE community over past few years.

Campus Visits

Each year our sponsoring colleges host campus visit field trips for ACE students.

SUNY Cortland – 9th Grade

Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) – 10th Grade

Ithaca College (IC) – 11th Grade

Cornell University – 12th Grade

Major and Career Exploration

From Pre-Major /Undecided to Career (SUNY Cortland Alumni)

Career Coach: Exploring College Majors (TC3)

Exploring College Majors (Cornell SOS* Program)

Careers in Sports – Alumni Panel (SUNY Cortland)

Exploring the Physical Therapy Edge (Ithaca College)

Exploring the Occupational Therapy Edge (Ithaca College)

School of Music Virtual Information Session (Ithaca College)

Career Pathways (TC3)



Financing College

How To Help the Pandemic Generation Thrive (Family Program)

Creating Your Personal Statement for College Applications

What is a First-Generation College Student? (Multiple Programs)

What I Wish I Knew Before College (Cornell SOS* Program)

Creating Your Life’s Playlist (IC Student Leaders)

Regional Institutes

Study Skills and Writing Workshops



College Exploration

National Association for College Admissions Counseling College Fair (Virtual)
SUNY System College Fairs (Virtual)

TC3 College Fair Night

Auburn College Fair Night

Finding My Place:  Exploring LGBTQ+ Inclusive Colleges (Cornell)

Kick Start Your College Search (Cornell SOS* Program)

College Bound- What You Need to Know to Get Started (Cornell SOS* Program)

Student Organization and Intramural Athletics (IC Student Panel)

Choosing a College (IC Admissions)


Campus Connection

Ithaca College Chorus Concert

Men’s Soccer Game (SUNY Cortland)

Women’s Hockey Game (Cornell)

Men’s Basketball (TC3)

Little Women (IC Theater)

Women’s Gymnastics (IC)

Cortland Singers

Track and Field Event (Cortland)


Mindfulness and Stress Management**

Living Resilient

Living Rested

Living On Time

Mindful Mondays


ACE Programs**


ACE Student and Family Focus Group

Senior Focus Group

Recruitment Nights


* Students On To Scholars

** These programs are offered multiple times during the semester.