2014 Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 25Saturday, October 25

Family Weekend Events

8 am - 2pm
Family Weekend Hospitality and Information
North Foyer Phillips Hall
Family members, guests, or students with Ithaca College ID may pick up registration materials and tickets to Saturday’s football game.

8 am - 9:30 am
Parents of Football players meeting and breakfast
Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall
Meet and eat with parents of other football players before the game

10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ithaca and Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau
North Foyer, Phillips Hall

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 - 3:00 pm
Family Photo Opportunity
Campus Center Lobby, Phillips Hall

Women’s Volleyball vs. Nazareth
Hill Center Gym

Women’s Soccer vs. Hartwick College
Carp Wood Field (On Flora Brown Drive above Butterfield Stadium)

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

Academic School Programs and Open House

11:15 am – 12:30 pm
School of Business
101 Textor Hall
Come and enjoy interactive presentations by the Peer Advisors and featured faculty.  You will learn about opportunities for student involvement, experiential learning, internships, study abroad, and career development. Following the presentations, please join the deans, faculty, staff and Peer Advisors for coffee and refreshments in the School of Business.

8:30 am - 9:30 am
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 co-curricular activities, and to introduce their professors.

9:30 am - 10:00 am
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.

11:15 am – 12:30 pm
School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
Klingenstein Lounge, Egbert Hall
Students from the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance (HSHP) invite you to stop by their tables to learn about their study abroad/away experiences.  Students will share stories and mementos from their study abroad trips, as well as how they planned for study abroad within their academic programs of study.  The HSHP Deans will also be in attendance to meet families and answer your questions.  Please join us!

11:15 am – 12:30 pm
School of Humanities and Sciences
Handwerker Gallery, Gannett Center
Have coffee with deans, faculty and staff.  Enjoy the Handwerker Gallery exhibit and listen to live music.

11:15 am – 12:30 pm
School of Music
McHenry Lobby (fourth floor), Whalen Center for Music
Enjoy coffee with the School of Music’s faculty.

Noon – 2:30
Career Services Presentation
Helping us to Help Your Student: Working with career services to support your student’s career development
101 Muller Faculty Center
Learn more about how Career Services can assist your student in gaining a career advantage and in making life decisions during this brief presentation and open house

Ithaca College Football vs. Salisbury
Butterfield Stadium
Complimentary tickets are available to Family Weekend registrants in advance at the Family Weekend Registration area (North Foyer, Phillips Hall)

1:30 pm
Men's Soccer vs. Houghton Institute of Technology
Wood Field (on Flora Brown Drive above Butterfield Stadium)

2:00 pm
Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving vs. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Athletic and Events Center

2:00 pm
Library Presentation: Talking Encouraged!  Collaborative Learning in the Ithaca College Library Learning Lab
Gannett 319
Collaboration, engagement, and communication enhance teaching and improve student learning.  Participate in an active learning session lead by a team of librarians who will highlight online research tools and demonstrate instructional services in the Library’s new Learning Lab space.  The lab supports the sharing of information between individuals and groups, the effective display of content and the need for teams to constantly reconfigure and switch between different ways of working. No experience required!  Laptops provided.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Honors Program Open House
220 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.

4:00 pm
Women’s Volleyball vs. Stevens Institute of Technology
Ben Light Gymnasium, Hill Center

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

8:15 pm
School of Music Concert: Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble
Ford Hall, Whalen Center for Music
Elizabeth Peterson and Mike Titlebaum, directors
Symphonic Band: "Dance Around the World"
Grainger/Ragsdale: Molly on the Shore for marimbas and band
McCallister: Krump
Daugherty: Limerick Daydreams




11:00 am
Women's Club Rugby vs. Brockport
Lower Allen Field

12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
Handwerker Gallery
Gannett Center
Exhibit: Letter to Our Former Selves: 2014 Alumni Show
Featuring the work of Ithaca College alumni artists Pilar Nadal '99, Elise Nicol'83, Tamsen Wojtanowski '03, and Michael Robinson, '03.

4:30 pm
Men's Club Ice Hockey vs. Towson University
The Rink in Lansing, NY (Off campus)

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
John Cassidy Magic Show
Emerson Suites
This show, sponsored by the Student Activities Board, is free of charge for all students and their families.  John Cassidy’s theatrical shows are full of magic, balloons, and endless laughter!  This fun experience will keep those of all ages at the edge of their seats.  John Cassidy is a crowd favorite (link to John Cassidy – www.Johncassidy.com)

8:00 pm
Student Activities Board sponsored movie
Earth to Echo
Textor 102

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

Fitness Center Climbing Wall Open
10am - noon
Open to Family Weekend guests age 10 and older

Fitness Center Climbing Wall Open
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open to Family Weekend guests age 10 and older

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.