2016 Schedule of Events

Friday, November 4Friday, November 4


11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Family Weekend Hospitality and Information
North Foyer, Phillips Hall
Family members, guests, or students may pick up registration materials. Complimentary tickets to the Ithacappella/IC Voicestream concert on Saturday night can be picked up here as can complimentary football tickets for Saturday's contest against Buffalo State College at 1:00pm.  Tickets to Ithacappella/ICVoicestream are first come, first served and seating is VERY limited. 

8:30am - 4:30 pm
All campus offices are available for family members who may need to have questions answered.  Primary offices in which families may have interest include:
Academic Advising Center - Rothschild Place
Registrar's Office - 2nd floor Peggy Ryan Williams Center
Student Accessibility Services - Rothschild Place
Student Financial Services - 2nd floor Peggy Ryan Williams Center

12:00 – 6:00 pm
Ithaca and Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Family Weekend Hospitality Desk/North Foyer, Phillips Hall
Staff members of the tourism promotion agency for Ithaca and Tompkins County are prepared to answer your tourism-related questions.  From restaurant suggestions to overnight accommodations and waterfalls, they have the answers for you.  Visit their booth to get your free “Ithaca is Gorges” bumper sticker.  You can also enter their drawing to win a gift basket full of Ithaca-themed products and books, and gift cards to local businesses.  Learn more at their FRIDAY ONLY presentation Ithaca 101:  Unlocking Ithaca's Best Kept Secrets at 4:15!

4:15 – 5:00 pm
Ithaca 101: Unlocking Ithaca’s Best Kept Secrets
Ithaca Falls Room, Phillips Hall
Ithaca is Gorges – you’ve seen it on T-shirts and bumper stickers. Now is your chance to experience the city behind the slogan. From waterfalls to wine, restaurants to recreation, festivals to farmers’ markets, the Ithaca area is packed with entertaining activities and events. This free presentation includes “gorges” images, great information, and a question-and-answer session at the end so that you can get personalized trip-planning advice from local tourism specialists. Presented by the Ithaca and Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

5:00 pm
Film Screening:  Fair Haven
Park Auditorium
Fair Haven was written by Assistant Professor Jack Bryant and was shot locally in Victor, NY.  A Q&A with professor Bryant and special guest, award winning filmmaker and director Kerstin Karlhuber will follow the screening.
About the Film:
James, a young piano prodigy, returns home to his family farm after a long stay in ex-gay conversation therapy, which he took part in following the death of his mother.  At home, James is immediately confronted with the expectations of his emotionally-distant father Richard, who believes he should give up his music and take over the family farm.  James reluctantly agrees in an effort to please his father and make up for his past, which he is now ashamed of.  Soon, however, James finds himself face-to-face with a former lover, Charlie, who wants to help him turn away from his new beliefs and follow his dreams of studying music.  James continues to try to please his father, and his new religious teachings, going so far as to start a new relationship with Suzy, a young woman in town.  As the summer progresses, James continually finds himself at odds with what everyone else wants for him and what he wants for himself.

6:00 – 6:45 pm
Hillel Shabbat Services
Muller Chapel

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Shabbat Dinner and Reception
Klingenstein Lounge, Egbert Hall
Hillel At Ithaca College hosts a celebratory Friday night (Shabbat) dinner, welcoming Jewish parents and families visiting their children.  We are excited to offer a delicious dinner, catered by the kosher kitchen of the Terrace Dining Hall.  This dinner and reception will be the opportunity to meet with leaders of the Jewish community at Ithaca College and get to know other parents and families.  Advance reservations for this special event are required.  There is a cost of $25 per person with a family cap of $75.  Please email Abbe Lyons with any questions.

4:30 - 6:30 pm
Campus Center Dining Hall
Special International Dinner
Join students for dinner in the Campus Center Dining Hall to enjoy a special international menu in honor of international education week.  Special items include:  Siena Salad, Tabbouleh, Doro Wat (Ethiopia chicken stew), Bacalao Fritters with Saffron Aioli, Griddled Doenjang Pork, Chelo Kebab, French Pressed Ham and Brie Sandwich, Poutine Fries, Sauerbraten with Gingersnap Gravy, Spatzle with Brown Butter Sage Sauce, Kimchi Pancakes, and Persian ice cream.

7:00 pm
One World Concert
Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall
Interested in exploring the world?  Join the Ithaca College International Club in celebrating diversity.  As part of International Education Week, this concert is dedicated to the appreciation of arts, music, dance, and other performances representing different cultures in the United States and internationally.

8:15 pm
School of Music Concert: Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble
Ford Hall, Whalen Center for Music
Brian Diller and Greg Evans, conductors


Other Events on Campus

Ithaca College Theatre - 
The Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts is hosting the show “Company” by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth in early November.  Shows are available during Family Weekend on Friday November 4 at 8:00 pm, Saturday, November 5 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm.    Tickets can be purchased starting September 1 at ithaca.ticketforce.com.  Please note that latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management.  The full schedule of the Main Stage shows can be found here. 

Fitness Center
The Fitness Center is open to family members and guests age 16 and over.
Friday 7am – 8pm

10am – 6pm
Handwerker Gallery Exhibition
Handwerker Gallery, Gannett Center
Dark Passage
Developed in the Ancient Near East, alchemy is the ambitious scientific pursuit of the transformation of base metals into gold through contact with the mythic elemental ore, The Philosopher's Stone.  During the Middle Ages, alchemists also attempted to apply theories of transformation toward the development of cures for bodily ailments.  Based off many of the humoral writings of Hippocrates (460-370 B.C.E.), this pursuit gave birth to modern chemistry and medicine, but also exemplifies the improbable longing for solutions to the unknown.  Produced in the liver, black bile was historically attributed towards the cause of melancholy, an ailment that is similar to depression and anxiety.  Much like a labyrinth, the experience of becoming an adult is dizzying and confusing.  The anxieties that arise when attempting to maintain order in a chaotic world can manifest physically in the body.  Symptoms including dry nausea, swelling, stomach pain, disruption of digestion, delirium, and depression were thought to be the result of too much black bile in the system, an imbalance that could also cause inspiration and creativity.  The dual nature of melancholy creates a state in which artistic and philosophic thinking could thrive.

The theme of finding order in chaos resounds in the work of Ben Altman's The More That Is Taken Away and Sarah Sutton's Dissolve.  Both artists bridge the gap between earthly elements and the spirit, emotional instability and surefootedness, as well as two-dimensional and three-dimensional perspective.


Listed services are open and available for your use during Family Weekend as noted below.

Fitness Center
The Fitness Center is open to family members and guests age 16 and over.
Friday 7 am – 8pm

Campus Store
Lower Level, Phillips Hall
Store hours:
Friday 9am – 5pm

Mac’s General Store
Phillips Hall annex
Friday 8:30 am – 10:00 pm

On-campus Dining

Dining Halls

All dining halls accept cash and credit cards and are buffet style all you can eat. Check with your student about the availability of guest passes on their meal plan.

Campus Center Dining Hall
Breakfast 7:00 am - 11:00 am ($7.50)
Lunch 11:00 am - 4:30 pm ($9.50)
Dinner 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm ($11.50)

Terrace Dining Hall
Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00pm ($9.50)
Dinner 5:00 pm - 8:00pm ($11.50)

Towers Dining Hall
Breakfast 7:00 am - 10:30 am ($7.50)
Continental Breakfast 10:30 am - 11:00 am ($6.00)
Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm ($9.50) 

Retail Locations

All retail locations accept cash and credit cards.

Food Court
First Floor Phillips Hall
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

First Floor Phillips Hall
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Grand Central
Second Floor Egbert Hall
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

BJ's/Sub Connection
Towers Concourse
11:30 am - 1:00 am

Center for Health Sciences Coffee Kiosk
Second Floor Center for Health Sciences
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cafe @ Park
Second Floor Roy H. Park School of Communications
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Business Cafe
Second Floor Atrium Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Library Cafe
Main Floor Library
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dillingham Cafe
Dillingham Lobby
10:30 am - 1:15 pm

Circles Market
Circles Community Building
6pm - midnight

Sandellas Express
Circles Community Building
6pm - midnight



For more information about events happening in the Ithaca community visit the Ithaca and Tompkins County Visitors Bureau events listings.