Sample Schedule of Events

View the detailed schedule for Family Weekend 2023

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 3:

  • Check-in & Welcome Reception with the President and President's Cabinet*, UPDATED LOCATION: Campus Center North Foyer (Phillips Hall): 4:00–7:00 p.m. 
  • RECENTLY ADDED: Field Hockey Liberty League Semifinals, Higgins Stadium: 4:00 p.m. 
  • Handwerker Art Gallery Exhibit, Gannett Center: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m
  • BIPOC Unity Center's First Friday: S’mores on the Quad with BRASA and B4B*, Campus Center Quad: 5:00–7:00 p.m.
  • Shabbat Services & Dinner*, Muller Chapel: 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  • One World Concert with IC International Club*, Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center for Music: Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
  • CANCELLED DUE TO CLOUD COVER: A Night With the Stars: Clinton B. Ford Observatory, meet at L lot in front of Terrace 13 to walk up with a guide: 8:3010:30 p.m.
  • Campus Center Outdoor Fire Pit: 9:00 a.m.–Midnight

Saturday, November 4:

  • Late Check-In and "Write a Letter to Your Student" activity with Res Life, Campus Center North Foyer (Phillips Hall): 8:30–10:30 a.m.
  • Parent & Family Networking (meet folks by geographical region and school), Textors 101 & 103: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Finance and Enrollment Presentation with CFO Tim Downs*, Textor 102: 9:00–9:45 a.m. 
  • Men's and Women’s Rowing Touchdown Regatta, Cayuga Inlet: 9:00 a.m.
  • Wrestling vs Ithaca Invitational, Athletics and Events Center: 9:00 a.m.
  • Study Abroad Through IC*, Textor 102: 10:00–10:45 a.m.
  • Academic Open Houses: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
  • Lunch*, Emerson Suites, Clark & Klingenstein Lounges, Campus Center: 12:00–2:00 p.m.
  • Handwerker Art Gallery Exhibit, Gannett Center: 12:00–5:00 p.m.
  • Prunty's Pantry Tours, meet at Campus Center lobby near info desk (Egbert Hall): 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Livestream Football Game: IC vs. St. Lawrence, IC Square, Clark & Kling Lounges, Campus Center: 1:00 p.m.
  • School of Music Recitals: Various performances from 2:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Catholic Mass, Muller Chapel: 4:00 p.m.
  • Student Performance Showcase, Emerson Suites, Campus Center (Phillips Hall): 6:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Dessert Reception & Fireworks*, Peggy Ryan Williams Lobby: 8:45 p.m.
  • Campus Center Outdoor Fire Pit: 9:00 a.m.–Midnight

*Daylight Savings occurs Sunday morning at 2:00 a.m., when clocks will go back an hour*

Sunday, November 5:

  • RECENTLY ADDED: IC Hillel's Tzedakah Trot (5k), A&E Track, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • Self-Guided Tours of the Ithaca Area
    • QR codes linking you to self-guided tours will be included in the Family Weekend program schedule you receive at check-in
  • Handwerker Art Gallery Exhibit, Gannett Center: 12:00–5:00 p.m
  • School of Music Recitals: Various performances from 3:00– 9:45 p.m.
  • Campus Center Outdoor Fire Pit: 9:00 a.m.–Midnight


  • Events marked with an asterisk (*) indicate that food will be available
  • The only cost involved is the optional cash bar at Friday's Welcome Reception (first drink is free)
file-outline Family Weekend 2023 Program - Family Weekend 2023 Program.pdf (14.1 MB)

Click here to view the full Family Weekend Schedule with event descriptions and QR codes for the self-guided tours. You will receive a hard copy of this program booklet when you check in for the weekend.

On-Campus Services
  • Dining Halls
    • Additional On-Campus Dining Options for Saturday, Nov. 4 (save time, order ahead on GrubHub for IC): Ithaca Bakery @ 8:30a.m.–1:30p.m. 
  • Campus Store (open Fri. @ 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. & Sat. @ 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.)
  • Fitness Center (open Fri. @ 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Sat. @ 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., & Sun. @ 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.)
Support IC's On-Campus Food Pantry During Family Weekend

The on-campus food pantry provides food, personal care, and household paper products for campus community members in need. During Family Weekend, we will be collecting donations at the Campus Center Info Desk in Egbert Hall and hope to reach a total of 200 physical items collected and $500 in monetary donations – please consider bringing a donation!   

For more information about IC's food pantry, including donation ideas, click here.