First Bomber Weekend Features Array of Activities

By Dave Maley, August 28, 2019
Students will engage on and off campus over Labor Day weekend.

The Labor Day weekend will be a time for new and returning Ithaca College students to have fun engaging with one another and with the Ithaca community, as a variety of activities are planned for First Bomber Weekend, taking place Friday through Monday, Aug. 30­­­­-Sept. 2.

Things kick off on Friday afternoon with the IC Connections Carnival, as over two dozen campus offices and programs will provide information—and prizes—to students. Participants will range from Study Abroad and the Center for Civic Engagement to Dining Services and Recreational Sports.

Friday evening, Fountain Fest will feature a concert by IC’s renowned a cappella groups at Dillingham Center. The event will conclude once darkness falls with a fireworks display beginning at around 9 p.m.

Saturday is designated as Downtown Day, with free transportation to and from campus provided by TCAT. Local merchants will welcome students with discounts, games, and other special promotions, and student groups will perform at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons.

Sunday will allow students to “choose their own adventure,” with transportation provided to some of the area’s iconic activities near the Cayuga Lake shoreline. This includes the Farmers Market, Waterfront Trail, Stewart Park, Cass Park, and the Sciencecenter.

On Monday, a trip to Taughannock Falls State Park will provide an opportunity for students to hike the gorge trail and/or take a swim in the lake—after a stop at the scenic overlook. They will be back on campus just in time to wrap the weekend up with an afternoon ice cream social on the quad.

In between all this, students can choose to engage in a friendly Mario Kart competition with the Office of Public Safety, partake in some Irish Road Bowling, stretch out with morning yoga and the Fitness Center Climbing Wall, and enjoy a movie night watching the highest-grossing film of all time, “Avengers: Endgame.”

More information can be found on the First Bomber Weekend website.