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Celebrate and share your message with a creative cap topper at graduation!
Create a design that measures 9” X 9”.
Allow for a 1” circle that will be cut out from the center for the button that holds the tassel.
Your design is printed on removable weather proof adhesive cloth paper.
Bring your pdf design to the Center for Print Production between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. 
Pay  $5.99 plus tax with ID Express, cash, check or credit card and pick up your graduation cap topper at the Library circulation desk during their business hours or at the Center for Print Production, located in the Center for Public Safety and General Services on Farm Pond Road between 8am and 5pm.

Check out the sample on display in the Campus Store and Phillips Hall Post Office.

Contact Print Production at 607-274-3998 with questions.

Congratulations, Class of 2016! We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors! 

Click here or see below for Dining Services' Senior Week Schedule. 

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Commencement Eve Concert
5/21/16 | 8:30 P.M. | Glazer Arena, Athletics & Events Center

You and your family are invited to the Commencement Eve Concert on Saturday, May 21, at 8:30 p.m. in the Glazer Arena, within the Athletics and Events Center. Admission is free.

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Commencement is scheduled to take place at Butterfield Stadium at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 22nd.  The Academic Procession forms at 8:30 a.m. on the Academic Quad.  The Procession to Butterfield Stadium begins at 8:50 a.m.

In an effort to accommodate seating for family and guests, we will always attempt to hold the Commencement ceremony outdoors, even if it is raining.  In the case that severe weather is forecast in the morning, the outdoor ceremony may be postponed until 1:00 p.m.  If the ceremony is delayed until 1:00 p.m., the Academic Procession will form at 11:30 a.m. and the Procession to Butterfield Stadium will begin at 11:50 a.m.

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TVR 46000-61 SENIOR SEMINAR: YOUTH/MEDIA/CULTURE, a three credit-course on youth-oriented American culture (TV, film, video games, music, and social media), will be offered as an online course this summer during Session I. The course fulfills a requirement for Television-Radio majors but is open to the entire campus.

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The Technology Learning Center (TLC) will be open from 9am – 12pm, Monday – Friday throughout the summer, beginning Monday, May 16th. Stop by Friends Hall 101 between 9am - 12pm for drop-in consulting and one-to-one training on software programs.

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Entire Campus Power Shutdowns:  In order to perform required maintenance and complete upgrades on the campus electrical infrastructure, the Office of Facilities will be conducting two campus wide power shutdowns.  Power will be turned off to the entire campus beginning at 6:00am and will be restored in the evening hours when work has been completed (approximately 6:00pm).  The dates are as follows.


            Saturday, June 4, 2016
            Sunday, August 14, 2016

Intermittent Power Shutdowns:  Additionally, several buildings will be without power or on generator back up power at various points during late May and early June.  We encourage members of the campus community to read the full details on how the power shutdowns may impact your specific building.  Please see the detailed announcement on the Facilities Website.


IC A Healthy Me Challenge Winner

Contributed by Katie Sack on 05/12/2016 

We had a great challenge this year, put together by James Suh! Congratulations James on a a job well done! 

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TVR320: Topics in Media Technology: The Seduction and Surveillance of New Media (ICC WI) CRN# 10078 focuses on how the seduction of new media (mobile, social, web, etc.) has led to some unanticipated outcomes that affect our personal life experience in both utopic and dystopic ways. 

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Ioanide, author of The Emotional Politics of Racism: How Feelings Trump Facts in an Era of Colorblindness, published a short piece on the role of racism in the current election and in politics more broadly. The IC Community is invited to post comments on the NYT page responding to the debate.

If you are a student or a faculty/staff member mentoring/employing student researchers, the Sponsored Research Department would like to feature you on our website and social media pages! This research can range from thesis projects to independent science research to original creative work in the arts.

We would like to feature work that is currently happening throughout the summer, but if you completed research this past Spring 2016 semester, feel free to submit as well. You may submit anytime throughout the summer months. 

If you would like to feature yourself (or feature one of your students) please email the following to with the subject line: “Summer Research Feature”


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Retirement Planning Program Materials

Contributed by Katie Sack on 05/12/2016 

We had a GREAT turnout at the 4th annual IC My Future Retirement Planning Program.

If you missed the event but are looking for materials from each session, please visit  

Submitted on behalf of James W. Nolan Jr. ’77, Parent ’01, chair of the Presidential Search Committee

As we come to the end of the academic year, I’d like to share an update on the recent activities and next steps for the Presidential Search Committee. For quick reference, here is a summary of the committee’s overarching timeline, which I describe in more detail below.

  • By the end of May: Share a summary of community input to date; finalize and share the prospectus.
  • June: Establish key operating principles and practices.
  • During the summer: Meet regularly to review candidates. Meetings are currently scheduled for June, July, and August.
  • During the fall semester: Thoughtfully engage with the community, interview candidates, identify finalists, and ultimately proceed to final appointment and announcement of our next president by the board.
  • Each month until the search concludes: Share an update with the whole IC community.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016, marked Ithaca College’s 10th induction ceremony of new members held at the Coltivare Culinary Center in downtown Ithaca, NY. The induction featured remarks from faculty members such as Susan Rosenthal, Allison Shields, Hormoz Movassaghi, William Humphrey, and the Dean of the business school, Sean Reid. The distinguished speaker of the night was Brad Treat, Entrepreneur, and Educator, speaking on the topic of “Being the CEO of Your Own Career."

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Mail Rooms are closed during the summer (Circles is partially open).

Students moving out of Ithaca for the summer will have unclaimed mail and packages forwarded home after Fri May 27. Any mail or packages received after this date will be forwarded home as well. (NOTE: Only US Mail can be forwarded at no cost. All other carriers require additional payment to ship packages to a new address. Contact us if you need assistance doing this).

Circles residents may still receive mail in their mailboxes up to the July 7 move out date. Packages are available to pick up from Phillips Hall Post Office until this date.

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Following a national search, Ithaca College has announced the appointment of Gerard Turbide as vice president for enrollment management. With more than two decades of experience in the college’s admission program, Turbide has served as interim vice president since June of 2015.

He succeeds Eric Maguire, who accepted a position as vice president and dean of admission and financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College.

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Effective Monday, 5/16/16, the Dining Services Administrative Offices that are located in the Terrace Dining Hall will be relocating to a temporary location in Friends Hall - 3rd floor due to the Terrace Dining Hall Summer Renovations.

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 OSEMA is seeking one student who is already approved by the office of risk management to drive college vehicles to participate in a week-long volunteer trip to Acadia National Park in Maine. The trip will be from Saturday, May 14 to Saturday, May 21.

There will be zero cost associated with your trip!!! You only need to assist with the driving.

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Please click here for a downloadable version of our Hours of Operation during Finals Week. 

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The end of the semester is in sight... which means you'll be moving out sooner than you know. Help us reduce the amount of waste that heads to the landfill from Ithaca College!

Once again, Take It Or Leave It (TIOLI) bins will be in the lounges in the dorms during all of finals week for you to donate whatever you don't want that's in usable condition rather than throwing it in the dumpster before you move out. You can also take anything you like from the bins! 

Here is a sampling of stuff to drop in the bins to be reused:

LOTS of Clothing
Desk lamps
Trash cans
Kitchen supplies
Reusable coffee mugs
Reusable water bottles
Reusable shopping bags
Plastic organizers
Shower caddies
Cork/White boards
Holiday decor
...and SO MUCH MORE!

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