The Ithaca College community is invited to the 43rd annual Commencement Eve Concert on Saturday, May 22, at 8:30 p.m. in the Ben Light Gymnasium. You are also welcome at the dress rehearsal on Friday, May 21, at 8:30 p.m. -- less traffic and a smaller crowd, but the exact same show.

The dress rehearsal is a polished performance that is attended each year by hundreds of people, and provides a wonderful opportunity to experience the concert in a more relaxed setting.

Admission is free. Directed by Professor Dana Wilson, this year's theme is "The Blues in the Night" and features the symphony orchestra, choir, marimba band, jazz ensemble, and soloists in an exciting and entertaining one-hour program.


ITHACA, NY — Actress and activist CCH Pounder has accepted an invitation to deliver the main address at Ithaca College’s Commencement ceremony on May 23, 2010. A 1975 graduate of the college, Pounder has numerous film, television and theater credits and is a cofounder of the nonprofit organization ...


As we prepare for this year’s Commencement on May 23, 2010, I wanted to share with you some exciting news for 2010 graduates.  A workgroup was formed last spring semester by President Tom Rochon to make some recommendations about how the College could enhance the academic focus of the Commencement ceremony. The workgroup members included:

Brian McAree, Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life, Chair

Brian Scholten, Registrar

Deb Mohlenhoff, Assistant Director for Community Service and Leadership Development

Greg Woodward, Dean, School of Music

Janet Wigglesworth, Interim Assistant Provost

Chris Lee’10, Student Trustee


Jim Lovell, the Apollo 13 commander -- who uttered the memorable phrase, "Houston -- we've had a problem," before helping guide his crippled spacecraft back to earth -- stood before some 1,390 graduates and guests at Ithaca College's commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17, and told them that they, too, have the ability to solve problems that at first seem unsolvable.


Ithaca College will be sending out Twitter updates live from the 2009 Commencement ceremony on the morning of Sunday, May 17!

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