The Friends’ busy cultural calendar includes an event in the spring, the Commencement Eve Concert in May, the Founder’s Day Concert in the Park in September, and an exclusive reception on campus during Alumni Weekend.

Upcoming College Events

Soup & Hope with President Collado
Thursday, January 17
Sage Chapel
Cornell University

We're so pleased and proud that Shirley M. Collado, Ithaca College's ninth president, will be the featured speaker at the first Soup & Hope event of the new year on January 17, 2019, at noon in Sage Chapel on the Cornell University campus.

We encourage you to join President Collado as she shares a bit of her life experience, her passion for education, and the lessons she has learned along her personal journey.

Brains in a Bar
Thursday, January 31, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Casita Del Polaris
Northstar House
202 E. Falls Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Our next opportunity to mix socializing and learning will be extra special, as we will feature Provost La Jerne Terry Cornish and Associate Professor Jason Freitag, co-chairs of IC's Strategic Planning Committee.

This planning process began in the summer of 2018, and will continue through the spring semester of 2019. As a community, we will design the next chapter of IC's history and answer the question, "Who do we want to be?"

Provost Cornish and Professor Freitag will share their insights on the planning process, as well as plans for the next few months. By the time this process is complete, Professor Freitag hopes "people in the IC community will feel that they see themselves in this process, and that the plan that results feels authentic and true to the strengths and hopes of the college."

As a guest of IC, your first drink is on us, and complimentary light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please register here by Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

Everyone is welcome! If you anticipate needing accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided or the event in general, please contact Maura Donovan at (607) 274-1179 or as far in advance as possible.

A student performs during a recent Founder's Day Concert in DeWitt Park