2013 Schedule of Events

Friday, October 25, 2013Friday, October 25, 2013


11 am – 8 pm
Family Weekend Hospitality and Information
North Foyer, Phillips Hall
Family members, guests, or students with Ithaca College ID may pick up registration materials including tickets to Saturday's football game.

2-6 pm
Ithaca and Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Family Weekend Registration Desk
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 to waterfalls, they have the answers for you.  Visit their booth to get your free “Ithaca is Gorges” bumper sticker and the answers to all of your questions.

4 – 5 pm 
Tour of the Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise
Meet in the first floor atrium lobby, near the plasma screens
This 30-minute tour will give participants a look at Ithaca College’s most innovative academic building.  The building received platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the highest level granted by the U.S. Green Building Council.  From basement to roof, it’s a real-word example of environmental stewardship that incorporates the highest principles of sustainable design.  If you are interested in learning more about the School of Business, as well as how Ithaca College is embracing sustainability, you are encouraged to take a tour.

4:15 – 5:00 pm
Ithaca 101: Unlocking Ithaca’s Best Kept Secrets
Klingenstein Lounge, Egbert Hall
Ithaca is Gorges – you’ve seen it on T-shirts and bumper stickers.  Now it’s your chance to experience the city behind the slogan.  Join us for a 45-minute presentation on all there is to see and do in the Ithaca area.  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.

5:00 - 7:00pm  
Drew: The Man Behind The Poster
Park School Film Feature Presentation
Park Auditorium
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster is a feature-length documentary highlighting the career of artist and illustrator Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Star Wars trilogies.  Telling the tale through exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Thomas Jane, Sam Witwer, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and many other artists, critics and filmmakers, this film spans the journey of Drew's early life and career in album cover art, through his success as one of the most recognizable and influential movie poster artists of all time, to his most recent 'post retirement' life and works of fine art.

6:00 - 7:00 pm 
Hillel Shabbat Services
Muller Chapel

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Shabbat Dinner and Reception
TC Lounge
14th floor East Tower
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 Terrace Dining at the very special TC Lounge, boasting dramatic views of Ithaca and Cayuga Lake from the 14th Floor of the East Tower. This dinner and reception will be the opportunity to meet with leaders of the Jewish community at Ithaca College, get to know other parents and families.
There is a separate charge for this event, please pre-register for this event at: http://bit.ly/icdinner

8:15 pm 
School of Music Concert – Concert Band/Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Ford Hall, Whalen Center for Music
Mark Fonder, conductor
Catherine Gale, director
Concert Band: "Sonic Images"
Norman Dello Joio: Scenes from the Louvre; John Mackey: Sheltering Sky; Richard Rodgers/Bennett: Victory at Sea


Other Events on Campus

Please feel free to attend any events on campus as a Family Weekend guest 

10 am-6 pm
Handwerker Gallery Exhibition
Handwerker Gallery, Gannett Center
do it Curated by Hans Ulirch Obrist
Come see an exhibition built from scratch by IC students and faculty following directions from world-renowned artists including Sol LeWitt, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Yoko Ono, Louise Bourgeois, David Lynch, and Adrian Piper, among others.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Harvest Moon Dance
Emerson Suites
Hosted by AGES (Aging and Gerontological Education Society)
AGES is hosting the intergenerational Harvest Moon Dance. Older adults from the community are invited to join Ithaca College students for an evening of live music, dancing, and refreshments.

7:00 pm
Movie: Despicable Me 2
102 Textor Hall
Sponsored by the Student Activities Board

9:30 pm
Movie: Despicable Me 2
102 Textor Hall
Sponsored by the Student Activities Board

For school of music events including student recitals, please visit their events calendar.


Campus Services

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
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 only 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
Full Brunch/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 credit cards.

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

La Vincita
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

TC Lounge
14th Floor East Tower
11:30 am - 1:30 pm



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