Accommodations

To help make Commencement weekend memorable for everyone, the College offers information on lodging and meals, both on-campus and off. You may also wish to read about parking and special seating options for your visit. Information will be going out to seniors and their families in March.

Lodging

Residence hall rooms will be available for parents and guests for Saturday and Sunday nights of Commencement weekend. Guests staying in Ithaca College housing for Commencement weekend will receive a complementary pass for breakfast on campus in order to make Commencement morning as easy and stress free as possible.  Rooms are available for Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 and a two-night stay is required.  Cost for a single room is $150.  Cost for a double room is $170.00. 

Reservations for the on-campus Commencement housing will be open on Friday, August 9, 2013 and can be accessed by following the link below:

            On-Campus Commencement Housing Form

You may prefer to find lodging in the area by browsing our helpful guide to the Ithaca, New York, area:

            Guide to Ithaca, New York

You may also contact the Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 607-272-1313 or 800-28-ITHACA, or visit the website:

            VisitIthaca.com

Meals

Meals are served in the Campus Center Dining Hall for boarding seniors and other students who are required to work during Senior Week or graduation. Parents and guests not staying on campus may dine in the Campus Center and Terrace Dining Halls and in the food court on a cash basis. Parents and guests staying on campus will receive a complimentary ticket for breakfast on Commencement morning. 

Kosher meals are available in the Terrace Dining Hall for dinner on Friday and breakfast on Saturday.

You may prefer to find restaurants in the area by browsing our helpful guide to the Ithaca, New York, area:

            Guide to Ithaca, New York

You may also contact the Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 607-272-1313 or 800-28-ITHACA, or visit the website:

            VisitIthaca.com

Parking

Please allow at least two and a half hours on Commencement morning for local traveling to campus, parking, and walking to Butterfield Stadium. Parking is allowed on campus in any of the legal spaces and as directed by the Office of Public Safety. Additional parking is available across Route 96B at the South Hill Business Campus parking lots.

Limited shuttle service will be available throughout the day for rides to and from the Commencement ceremony and the various receptions for guests requiring assistance. Shuttle stops are conveniently located around campus near all the parking areas and signs will be posted for easy identification. 

Questions regarding parking and special seating for persons with disabilities should be directed to the Office of Public Safety at 607-274-3756.

            Campus Map

Special Seating

A special seating section may be used by individuals who, due to health or mobility impairment or other disabling conditions, cannot or should not walk from the parking lot to the stadium seating. Those guests may be driven to an area near the special seating gate where they can be dropped off and assisted to the seating area by a companion or by College personnel, if necessary. Because of space limitations, only one guest may accompany each disabled individual.

Guests using special seating should be aware that they may experience a delay in getting off the field after Commencement. Arrangements for special seating must be made by the Friday immediately preceding Commencement.

A sign language interpreter will be available in the special seating section.

As an alternative to special seating, some guests may wish to view the ceremony on television at locations across campus or on local cable from their hotel rooms. More details about this alternative will be available in the spring semester.

 

For further information on special seating, please contact the Office of Public Safety at 607-274-3756, weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.