Several gorges are near campus.
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Engage in Community Service or Explore Natural Beauty in Ithaca

July 19–21, 2019

You’re invited to participate in this pilot program to get a taste of Ithaca in the summer: Live on campus for a weekend; connect with current IC students as well as faculty, staff, senior leaders, and incoming classmates who share similar interests; and enjoy social activities. Ithaca is a great place to be in the summer!

Choose whether to volunteer in or explore the natural beauty of the greater Ithaca area:

  • Volunteer: Work with an IC staff or faculty member, a small group of incoming IC students, and a community partner on issues such as housing, hunger, youth development, community healthcare, and prisoners’ rights.
  • Explore: Participate in guided hikes and other outdoor activities with IC faculty and staff and a small group of incoming IC students.

Family members and guests are invited to explore the Ithaca area on their own; separate on-campus housing for family members is available for a nominal fee (see below). This is a great low-cost opportunity to get away for a weekend and explore all that Ithaca has to offer!


Friday, July 19

6:00–7:30 p.m.: Welcome dinner on campus with faculty and staff

7:30–8:30 p.m.: Students: Team-building activities

Family members and guests: Reception and panel discussion with Ithaca College community members (information about Saturday activities and opportunities will also be available)

9:00–11:00 p.m. Students: Late-night activities on campus

Saturday, July 20

Saturday activities are for students only (transportation will be provided).
Family members and guests will have the day to explore Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region.

10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon: Breakfast at the Ithaca Farmers Market

12:00 noon–5:00 p.m.: Volunteer and explore activities (includes lunch)

5:30–7:00 p.m.: Dinner on campus

7:30–10:30 p.m.: Movie and discussion at Cinemapolis

10:30 pm–12:00 midnight: Late-night activities on campus

Sunday, July 21

8:00–11:00 a.m.: Brunch and campus tours


Student (includes housing on campus with another student): $195

Family member(s): $50 each

Family housing (on campus, separate from students; one room, double occupancy, with private bathroom and climate control; Friday and Saturday nights): $100


If you have questions about registering for this optional pilot program, please contact the Office of Conference and Event Services at

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