For Jaqueline Winslow, Ithaca College’s director for new student and transition programs and her staff, the challenge in putting together the college’s traditional Family Weekend in the face of a remote semester boiled down to one question.
“’What’s the purpose of family weekend?’” she asked. “In a typical year, it’s an opportunity for families and supporters to see their students and our campus, and experience some of the very cool things, their students, faculty and staff are doing on campus. We wanted to see what we could offer that was still fun and engaging.”
What was offered was an expansion of an on-campus weekend into a virtual Family Week —taking place from Nov. 6 to Nov. 13 — of approximately 80 events planned in collaboration with campus partners, including each of the college’s five schools, and a glimpse of what makes Ithaca College so unique.