Get ready for First Bomber Weekend!


Contributed by Samantha Stafford

Curious about what’s going on the weekend after classes begin? First Bomber Weekend takes place from Friday, August 30th to Monday, September 2nd. This is an activity-packed weekend to meet fellow students, interact with the campus, and engage in the Ithaca community. 

This program allows for new students to explore the Ithaca Community while allowing returning students to further engage with their home away from home. The weekend is highlighted by major events, such as the Fountain Fest Concert, a trip to the Farmer’s Market, Movie Night, Downtown Day, Hike and Swim at Taughannock Falls State Park and many more! New students are invited to make wishes during the Fountain Fest Concert, where various IC a cappella groups will perform while new students make wishes for their future at IC. While students can engage with the Ithaca campus and community, they can also participate in games of Mario Kart with Public Safety and explore the IConnections Carnival to develop new relationships with campus resources! The weekend also features various other activities such as yoga, Bingo, tie dye and an ice cream social! You can find more information on Engage and posters that will be placed around campus during Orientation.


Find more detailed descriptions of the events on IC Engage.


We look forward to seeing you all there!

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Joelle Albertsman at or (607) 274-3141. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.