2016 Schedule of Events

Saturday, November 5Saturday, November 5

Family Weekend Events

8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Family Weekend Hospitality and Information
North Foyer, Phillips Hall
Family members, guests, or students with Ithaca College ID may pick up registration materials. Tickets for the football game against Buffalo State College at 1:00 pm on Saturday are also available at Hospitality and Information.  Tickets are also available for the Ithacappella/IC Voicestream concert.  Seats for the concert are very limited so we ask that you take only what you will use.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ithaca and Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau
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.

8:00 - 10:00 a.m. 
Parents of Football Players Meeting and Breakfast
Hill 106
Meet and eat with parents of other football players before the game.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Family Members of Landon, Bogart or Clarke - Please join us
Landon Lounge, Bogart Lounge, Clarke Lounge
Family members of Landon, Bogart, and Clarke residents are invited to meet the RAs of each building.  Enjoy a cup of coffee and some light breakfast treats while learning more about the events, traditions, and involvement opportunities that are available in the LBC residence halls!

10:15 am - 11:00 am
Presidential Address:  Great Job, Great Life:  What an IC Experience Means for Your Student
President Thomas R. Rochon
Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall
Whether your student is new on campus or preparing to graduate this year, Ithaca College offers more resources than ever before to help them navigate the campus experience as well as life after IC.  During this informational conversation, President Rochon will talk about how Ithaca College is uniquely positioned to help your student develop into a citizen of the world with a life of purpose and meaning.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Family Photo Booth
Information Desk Foyer, Egbert Hall
Have fun taking some IC themed family photos.  You'll get a printout of your photos to take home as a keepsake!

Academic School Open Houses and Demonstrations
11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Roy H. Park School of Communications
Park Hall Lobby
Share coffee with the Park School family including Dean Diane Gayeski, faculty, and staff.  Students are encouraged to show their families where they take courses and work on cocurricular activities, and to introduce their professors.

School of Business
Business 111 Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise
Enjoy interactive presentations by the Peer Advisors!  Learn how they are shaping their future at IC and beyond with first-year student mentoring, experiential learning, internships, study abroad, and career development.  Following the presentations please join the deans, faculty, staff, and the Peer Advisors for coffee and light refreshments in the 2nd floor atrium.

School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
Center for Health Sciences Atrium
Enjoy coffee and light refreshments with the deans and faculty.

School of Humanities and Sciences
Center for Natural Sciences, Lower Level Atrium
Meet H&S students and learn about the research and creative projects they have conducted in collaboration with H&S faculty mentors.  Enjoy coffee with the deans, faculty and staff representing H&S departments and the Ithaca College Exploratory program.

School of Music
McHenry Lobby (fourth floor), Whalen Center for Music
Enjoy coffee with the School of Music’s faculty.   

11:00 am - Noon
Warm Up With a Hot Cup
Upper Quads
Join the staff of the upper quads for hot apple cider, hot cocoa, hot tea, games and prizes.

11:00 am - Noon
East Tower Residential Life coffee and donuts
East Tower Lobby
Join us in the lobby of East Tower and get to know the Resident Assistants who work so hard to build a rich community across all 13 floors of the tower. All families are welcome to attend! We hope to see you there!

11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Careers Over Coffee
101 Muller Faculty Center
Enjoy a cup of coffee with members of the Career Services staff.  This session will offer family members the opportunity to ask questions and to learn more about services provided by the office.

Noon - 12:30
Park School On the Go
Park Hall Auditorium
Parents of Park School students are invited to hear about opportunities to engage in internships, take advantage of short-term study abroad programs, apply for funding to travel to conferences and for research and creative activity, and spend a semester at Ithaca College's James B. Pendleton Center in Los Angeles, the ICNYC program and the IC London Center.  You will hear highlights from our students who interned with NBC at the Rio Olympics and our plans for new initiatives that expand their opportunities to apply classroom learning and explore the world outside Ithaca.

Noon – 12:45
International Opportunities Presentation
Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall
Join us for an introduction to the study abroad opportunities available to Ithaca College students.

Noon – 1:00
Open House with the Director of the Integrative Core Curriculum

Rothschild Place
Have questions about the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC)?  Visit with Dr. Vince DeTuri, Director of the ICC in Rothschild Place. Light refreshments will be available. Join us!

1:00 pm
Bombers Football
Ithaca College vs. Buffalo State College
Butterfield Stadium

1:30 - 3:30 pm
Coffee & Cookies with BRT
Boothroyd, Rowland and Talcott TV Lounges

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Library Open House: Collaboration in Action
Gannett Center
With 520,000 visits per year, 300,000 books and scores (in addition to 110,000+ eBooks), 1,500 friends on Facebook, 24/5 operating hours, 35,000 multimedia items, and more than 650 online subject and course guides – the Ithaca College Library focuses on student engagement and success.  Family and friends are invited to experience the Library’s innovative Collaboration Classroom that supports active learning and instruction with multiple display screens, wall-mounted cameras, an interactive whiteboard, collaboration pods, and portable mobile whiteboards.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Honors Program Open House
217 Muller Faculty Center (Honors Lounge)
Honors students bring your family to see the Honors Lounge and meet the director, honors faculty, and other honors students.

5:00 pm
Protestant Community Family Evensong and Reception
Muller Chapel
Come join us for student-led worship and meet the students, chaplain, and board of the Protestant Community. 

7:00 pm
School of Music Concert:  Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Ford Hall, Whalen Center for Music
John White, Director


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Student Concert
Ithacappella and IC Voicestream Concert

Emerson Suites
Enjoy a special Family Weekend show featuring Ithacappella, our premier all-male acappella student performing group and IC Voicestream, a co-ed acappella performing group.  You'll enjoy high energy performances featuring a mix of popular music and choral pieces.  Tickets can be picked up at the Family Weekend Registration area.  We ask that you only pick up tickets that you will definitely use as seating is limited for this show and we anticipate filling every available seat.  Guests without tickets will be seated if possible after ticketed guests have been seated.

8:15 pm
School of Music Concert:  Symphony Orchestra
Ford Hall, Whalen Center for Music
Michael Hall, conductor
Dmitri Novgorodsky, piano
Grieg's piano concerto and Mahler's First Symphony



Ithaca College Theatre 
The Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts is hosting the show “Company” by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth in early November.  Shows are available on Friday November 4 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 5 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm.  Tickets can be purchased starting September 1, 2016 at ithaca.ticketforce.com.  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 Climbing Wall Open
10am – noon
Open to Family Weekend guests age 10 and older

11am – 5pm
Handwerker Gallery Exhibition
Handwerker Gallery, Gannett Center

Dark Passage
Developed in the Ancient Near East, alchemy is the ambitious scientific pursuit of the transformation of base metals into gold through contact with the mythic elemental ore, The Philosopher's Stone.  During the Middle Ages, alchemists also attempted to apply theories of transformation toward the development of cures for bodily ailments.  Based off many of the humoral writings of Hippocrates (460-370 B.C.E.), this pursuit gave birth to modern chemistry and medicine, but also exemplifies the improbably longing for solutions to the unknown.  Produced in the liver, black bile was historically attributed towards the cause of melancholy, an ailment that is similar to depression and anxiety.  Much like a labyrinth, the experience of become an adult is dizzying and confusing.  The anxieties that arise when attempting to maintain order in a chaotic world can manifest physically in the body.  Symptoms including dry nausea, swelling, stomach pain, disruption of digestion, delirium, and depression were thought to be the result of too much black bile in the system, an imbalance that could also cause inspiration and creativity.  The dual nature of melancholy creates a state in which artistic and philosophic thinking could thrive.

The theme of finding order in chaos resounds in the work of Ben Altman's The More That Is Taken Away and Sarah Sutton's Dissolve.  Both artists bridge the gap between earthly elements and the spirit, emotional instability and surefootedness, as well as two-dimension and three-dimensional perspective.

Fitness Center Climbing Wall Open
1pm – 3pm
Open to Family Weekend guests age 10 and older

For School of Music events including student and faculty 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.
Saturday 10am – 7pm

Campus Store
Store hours:
Saturday 9am – 5pm

Mac’s General Store
Phillips Hall annex
Saturday 10am – 4pm

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
Full Brunch/Lunch 8:30 am - 4:30 pm ($9.50)
Dinner 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm ($11.50)

Terrace Dining Hall
Full Brunch/Lunch 10:30 am - 2:00pm ($9.50)
Lite Lunch 2:00 pm - 5:00pm ($8.00)
Dinner 5:00 pm - 8:00pm ($11.50)

Retail Locations

All retail locations accept cash and credit cards.

Food Court
First Floor Phillips Hall
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

First Floor Phillips Hall
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Grand Central
Second Floor Egbert Hall
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Towers Concourse
noon - 1:00 am

Circles Market
Circles Community Building
6pm - midnight

Sandellas Express
Circles Community Building
6pm - midnight


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