The Honors Advantage

Are you ready for a challenge?

As a member of our selective Ithaca College honors program, you’ll feed your curiosity and expand your perspectives in an intellectual community of students from every school at IC. You’ll have access to unique coursework, travel opportunities, and learning experiences with faculty and peers who never stop asking questions. After exploring these pages check out the IC Honors Blog for the day-to-day buzz of the program.

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Get together for food and fun! From monthly coffee breaks to seasonal parties, honors students know how to have a good time!

Coffee Talks 

Approximately once a month, the Honors Program hosts a “coffee talk” on a Friday afternoon. Coffee and snacks are provided in the Honors Lounge during this time for socializing with other Honors students and faculty.

Ice Cream Socials

You can count on an ice cream social every semester as a time to indulge with other Honors students.

Holiday Banquet

Each winter, the Honors Program hosts a holiday banquet for all honors students. The event includes free books, a gingerbread house competition, and a raffle.

The Round Food Tradition

The Ithaca College Honors Program has a rich tradition of offering valuable academic coursework and unique opportunities beyond the classroom. However, asked for an example of an honors program tradition, it is likely that an honors student will reply, "Round food!"

For years the honors program has had a tradition of serving round food at every kind of event: From the first-year seminar “fourth hour” and the honors advisory committee meeting, where pizza is served without fail, to the monthly coffee talks, where students and professors alike munch on HobNobs and round biscuits, to the annual welcome back honors dinner, where large cookies can be found on every plate, round food has become an integral part of the Ithaca College honors experience!