2015 Schedule of Events

Friday, November 6Friday, November 6


11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Family Weekend Hospitality and Information
North Foyer, Phillips Hall
Family members, guests, or students may pick up registration materials.  Get your tickets to the Ithacappella concert on Saturday night here.  Tickets are first come, first served and seating is VERY limited.  Please only take what you'll need.

12:00 – 6:00 pm
Ithaca and Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Family Weekend Hospitality Desk/North Foyer, Phillips Hall
Staff members of the tourism promotion agency for Ithaca and Tompkins County are prepared to answer your tourism-related questions.  From restaurant suggestions to overnight accommodations and waterfalls, they have the answers for you.  Visit their booth to get your free “Ithaca is Gorges” bumper sticker.  You can also enter their drawing to win a gift basket full of Ithaca-themed products and books, and gift cards to local businesses.

4:15 – 5:00 pm
Ithaca 101: Unlocking Ithaca’s Best Kept Secrets
Ithaca Falls Room, Phillips Hall
Ithaca is Gorges – you’ve seen it on T-shirts and bumper stickers. Now is your chance to experience the city behind the slogan. From waterfalls to wine, restaurants to recreation, festivals to farmers’ markets, the Ithaca area is packed with entertaining activities and events. This free presentation includes “gorges” images, great information, and a question-and-answer session at the end so that you can get personalized trip-planning advice from local tourism specialists. Presented by the Ithaca and Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

6:00 – 6:45 pm
Hillel Shabbat Services
Muller Chapel

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Shabbat Dinner and Reception
Klingenstein Lounge, Egbert Hall
Hillel At Ithaca College hosts a celebratory Friday night (Shabbat) dinner, welcoming Jewish parents and families visiting their children.  We are excited to offer a delicious dinner, catered by the kosher kitchen of the Terrace Dining Hall.  This dinner and reception will be the opportunity to meet with leaders of the Jewish community at Ithaca College and get to know other parents and families.  Advance reservations for this special event are required.  There is a cost of $50 per family.  Please email Kayla Reisman with any questions.

7:00 pm
One World Concert
Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall
Interested in exploring the world?  Join the Ithaca College International Club in celebrating diversity.  As part of International Education Week, this concert is dedicated to the appreciation of arts, music, dance, and other performances representing different cultures in the United States and internationally.

8:15 pm
School of Music Concert: Symphonic Band and Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Ford Hall, Whalen Center for Music
Matthew Inkster and Douglas Avery, conductors

Other Events on Campus

Ithaca College Theatre
The Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts is hosting the show “A Chorus Line” in early November.  Shows are available on Friday November 6 at 8:00 pm, Saturday, November 7 at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, November 8 at 2:00 pm.  Tickets can be purchased starting September 1 at Ithaca.ticketforce.com.  Ticket prices range from $8.00 to $16.00.  Additional performances of this show are happening before and after Family Weekend as well.  Please note that latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management.  The full schedule of the Main Stage shows can be found here. 

Fitness Center
The Fitness Center is open to family members and guests age 16 and over.
Friday 7am – 8pm

10am – 6pm
Handwerker Gallery Exhibition
Handwerker Gallery, Gannett Center
Curated by Melissa Feldman
FREE PLAY brings together an international array of artists who produce works modeled on games and play.  Whether derived from the playground, the video arcade, the casino, or the rec room, each artist in the exhibition reinvents a playable “game” that reveals social, philosophical, and cultural issues.  From re-enacting territorial disputes to the use of mathematical strategy, the artists in FREE PLAY create experiences for visitors that raise political awareness.



All services are open and available for your use during Family Weekend as noted below.

Fitness Center
The Fitness Center is open to family members and guests age 16 and over.
Friday 7 am – 8pm

Campus Store
Lower Level, Phillips Hall
Store hours:
Friday 9am – 5pm
A representative for College rings will be available from 10am – 3pm on Friday

Mac’s General Store
Phillips Hall annex
Friday 8:30 am – 10:00 pm

On-campus Dining

Dining Halls

All dining halls accept cash and credit cards and are buffet style all you can eat. Check with your student about the availability of guest passes on their meal plan.

Campus Center Dining Hall
Breakfast 7:00 am - 10:00 am ($7.50)
Continental Breakfast 10:00 am - 11:00 am ($6.00)
Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm ($9.50)
Lite Lunch 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm ($8.00)
Dinner 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm ($11.50)

Terrace Dining Hall
Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00pm ($9.50)
Dinner 5:00 pm - 8:00pm ($11.50)

Towers Dining Hall
Breakfast 7:00 am - 10:30 am ($7.50)
Continental Breakfast 10:30 am - 11:00 am ($6.00)
Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm ($9.50) 

Retail Locations

All retail locations accept cash and credit cards.

Food Court
First Floor Phillips Hall
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

First Floor Phillips Hall
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Grand Central
Second Floor Egbert Hall
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

BJ's/Sub Connection
Towers Concourse
11:30 am - 1:00 am

Center for Health Sciences Coffee Kiosk
Second Floor Center for Health Sciences
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cafe @ Park
Second Floor Roy H. Park School of Communications
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Business Cafe
Second Floor Atrium Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Library Cafe
Main Floor Library
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dillingham Cafe
Dillingham Lobby
10:30 am - 1:30 pm



For more information about events happening in the Ithaca community visit the Ithaca and Tompkins County Visitors Bureau events listings.