The honors program sponsors a great number of non-academic events that allow for greater community development, involvement, enrichment, and enjoyment. Programs and events offered are as diverse as the students themselves and change each year with student interests.
Offerings have included film series, performances, speakers, seminars, community service trips and activities, advising and career-counseling opportunities, cultural excursions, retreats, and receptions with administration and faculty. Certain traditions are celebrated annually, including a beginning-of-the-year barbecue, a spring trip to New York to see a show and explore the city's museums and surroundings, an ice cream social night, a holiday dinner, and a special ceremony for our graduating seniors.
Here are recent events honors students have enjoyed:
- The annual whitewater rafting trip, where honors students raft down the Black River and (likely) get soaked
- Attendance at the Shaw Festival, a theatre festival in Ontario, which has in the past featured such shows as My Fair Lady and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
- A trip to see Winterlude, Ottawa's annual winter festival, complete with ice sculptures, a snow playground, and the world's largest skating rink
- The yearly trip to the Cayuga Nature Center, open to first-year students, provides a fun opportunity to cook dinner together, put on shows, and simply play on the Center's six-story treehouse
Visit the Ithaca College Honors Program Facebook group for other updates and details about upcoming events!