2015 Schedule of Events

Saturday, November 7Saturday, November 7

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. 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.

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.

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 him or her navigate the campus experience as well as life after IC.  During this informal 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 - 2:00 pm
Family Photo Booth
North Foyer, Egbert Hall
Remembox.co is owned by IC alumna Allison Usavage '11.  Have fun taking some IC themed family photos.  You'll get a digital copy you can send to family and friends.


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
Come and enjoy interactive presentations by the Peer Advisor team and featured faculty.  You will learn about opportunities for student involvement, experiential learning, internships, study abroad, and career development.  Have coffee with the deans, various members of the faculty, and staff.

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

11:15 am - 1:00 pm
School Humanities and Sciences

Klingenstein and McDonald Lounges, Egbert Hall
Come and explore the H&S Summer Projects Poster Exhibition, where H&S students will talk to you about the summer research and creative projects that they conducted in collaboration with H&S faculty mentors.  Enjoy coffee with the deans, various members of the faculty, and staff.

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

Noon - 12:30
Park School On the Go
Park Hall Auditorium
Parents of students who are majors or minors in the Roy H. Park School of Communications are invited to a presentation about Ithaca College's James B. Pendleton Center in Los Angeles, the ICNYC program, the IC London Center, and highlights of some of the school's international internship and travel opportunities.

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 – 2:30
Career Services Open House
101 Muller Faculty Center
Learn more about how Career Services and parents can partner to assist your student in gaining a career advantage and in making life decisions during these brief presentations and open house.

Career Services Presentation:  Parents as Partners:  Working with Career Services to support your student's career development today and in their future.
101 Muller Faculty Center

Noon – 12:45
Do You Understand the Integrative Core Curriculum?
Room 342 Egbert Hall
If you have questions about the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC), come visit with the Director of the ICC, Vince DeTuri to get your answers!

1:00 pm
Athletics & Events Center
Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving vs. Cortland

2:00 p.m.
Career Services Presentation:  Parents as Partners:  Working with Career Services to support your student's career development today and in their future.
101 Muller Faculty Center

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.

3:30 pm
Ithaca Wresting Invitational
Glazer Arena
Athletics and Events Center

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.

6:00 pm
Protestant Community Family Evensong and Reception
Muller Chapel

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Student Concert
Ithacappella Block II Concert

Emerson Suites
Ithacappella is Ithaca College's only all-male a cappella group.  Their close bond reflects both on stage through passionate performances and off stage through close ties with their followers.  Each song will give you a unique display of showmanship that invigorates audience members.  A limited number of seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for Family Weekend attendees.  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.

8:15 pm
School of Music Concert: Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble
Ford Hall, Whalen Center for Music
Jason Silveira and Mike Titlebaum, directors


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 by calling 607-274-3224 or via 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
Saturday 10am -7pm

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
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.

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
A representative for College rings will be available from 10am – 3pm on Saturday

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
Continental Breakfast 8:30 am - 10:30 am ($6.00)
Full Brunch/Lunch 10:30 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 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


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