Who Are the Friends?

The Friends of Ithaca College are local businesspeople, community members, and Ithaca College faculty, staff, and alumni who work together to strengthen the ties between the college and the local community. For more than 50 years, the Friends have supported scholarships for students from our region as well as other college priorities. Through their membership fees, the Friends have helped more than 350 students from central New York receive an IC education.

What the Friends Do

  • Partner with a leading educational institution
  • Support area students with scholarships
  • Work to strengthen the local community
  • Network with area leaders and businesses
  • Enjoy cultural, social, and educational events at the college

Upcoming College Events

Commencement Eve Concert
"About Time: Exploring Life's Rhythms and Tempos"
Saturday, May 20, 2017
8:30 p.m.
Glazer Arena, Athletics and Events Center

This concert, directed by Associate Professor of Music Performance, Mike Titlebaum, features several premiere School of Music ensembles, including the wind ensemble, choir, marimba band, jazz ensemble, and soloists in an exciting and entertaining one-hour program.

The Athletics and Events Center is a full accessible venue.
Seating for the concert will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m.
No tickets are necessary, the event is first come, first seated.

Following the concert, all are invited to close the night with a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. on the east side of the A&E Center in honor of our graduates. The concert and fireworks display are free and open to the public.

There will be a preview of the Commencement Eve Concert that is open to families and the Ithaca community on Friday, May 19 at 8:30 p.m. Guests should plan to arrive and be in their seats prior to 8:15 p.m.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation for the concert should contact the Office of Student Affairs and Campus Life at 607-274-3374.