2015 Schedule of Events

Saturday, November 7Saturday, November 7

Family Weekend Events

Presidential Keynote Address
Time and location TBD

Family Photo Booth
Time and location TBD

8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Family Weekend Hospitality and Information
North Foyer, Phillips Hall
Family members, guests, or students with Ithaca College ID may pick up registration materials.

10am – 2:00 pm
Ithaca and Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau
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.

Academic School Open Houses and Demonstrations
11:15 – 12:30 pm

Roy H. Park School of Communications
Park Hall Lobby
Share coffee with the Park School family including Dean Diane Gayeski, faculty, and staff.  Students are encouraged to show their families where they take courses and work on cocurricular activities, and to introduce their professors.

School of Business
Business 111 Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise
Come and enjoy interactive presentations by the Peer Advisor team and featured faculty.  You will learn about opportunities for student involvement, experiential learning, internships, study abroad, and career development.  Have coffee with the deans, various members of the faculty, and staff.

School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
Location – TBD
Students from the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance (HSHP) invite you to stop by their tables to learn about their study abroad/away experiences.  Students will share stories and mementos from their study abroad trips, as well as how they planned for study abroad within their academic programs of study.  The HSHP Deans will also be in attendance to meet families and answer your questions.

School Humanities and Sciences
Location TBD
Enjoy the presentations of our Summer Research Scholars and other students via poster presentations and enjoy coffee with the Dean’s and other faculty. 

School of Music
McHenry Lobby (fourth floor), Whalen Center for Music
Enjoy coffee with the School of Music’s faculty.

Noon - 12:30
Park School On the Go
Park Hall Auditorium
Parents of students who are majors or minors in the Roy H. Park School of Communications are invited to a presentation about Ithaca College's James B. Pendleton Center in Los Angeles, the ICNYC program, the IC London Center, and highlights of some of the school's international internship and travel opportunities.

Noon – 12:45
International Opportunities Presentation
Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall
Join us for an introduction to the study-abroad opportunities available to Ithaca College students.

Noon – 2:30
Career Services Presentation
Helping us to Help Your Student: Working with career services to support your student’s career development

101 Muller Faculty Center
Learn more about how Career Services can assist your student in gaining a career advantage and in making life decisions during this brief presentation and open house.

Noon – 12:45
Location TBD
Do You Understand the Integrative Core Curriculum?
If you have questions about the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC), come visit with the Director of the ICC, Vince DeTuri to get your answers!

1:00 pm
Athletics & Events Center
Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Dining vs. Cortland

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Library Open House: Collaboration in Action
With 520,000 visits per year, 300,000 books and scores (in addition to 110,000+ eBooks), 1,500 friends on Facebook, 24/5 operating hours, 35,000 multimedia items, and more than 650 online subject and course guides – the Ithaca College Library focuses on student engagement and success.  Family and friends are invited to experience the Library’s innovative Collaboration Classroom that supports active learning and instruction with multiple display screens, wall-mounted cameras, an interactive whiteboard, collaboration pods, and portable mobile whiteboards.

3:30 pm
Ithaca Wresting Invitational
Glazer Arena
Athletics and Events Center

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Honors Program Open House
220 Muller Faculty Center (Honors Lounge)
Honors students bring your family to see the Honors Lounge and meet the director, honors faculty, and other honors students.

6:00 pm
Protestant Community Family Evensong and Reception
Muller Chapel

Student Concert
Location TBD

8:15 pm
School of Music Concert: Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble
Ford Hall, Whalen Center for Music
Jason Silveira and Mike Titlebaum, directors


Fitness Center
The Fitness Center is open to family members and guests age 16 and over
Saturday 10am -7pm

Fitness Center Climbing Wall Open
10am – noon
Open to Family Weekend guests age 10 and older

11am – 5pm
Handwerker Gallery Exhibition
Handwerker Gallery, Gannett Center
Curated by Melissa Feldman
FREE PLAY brings together an international array of artists who produce works modeled on games and play.  Whether derived from the playground, the video arcade, the casino, or the rec room, each artist in the exhibition reinvents a playable “game” that reveals social, philosophical, and cultural issues.  From re-enacting territorial disputes to the use of mathematical strategy, the artists in FREE PLAY create experiences for visitors that raise political awareness.

Fitness Center Climbing Wall Open
1pm – 3pm
Open to Family Weekend guests age 10 and older
For School of Music events including student and faculty recitals, please visit their events calendar.  

Campus Services

All 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.
Saturday 10am – 7pm

Fitness Center Climbing Wall Open
10am - noon
Open to Family Weekend guests age 10 and older

Fitness Center Climbing Wall Open
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open to Family Weekend guests age 10 and older

Campus Store
Store hours:
Saturday 9am – 5pm
A representative for College rings will be available from 10am – 3pm on Saturday

Mac’s General Store
Phillips Hall annex
Saturday 10am – 4pm

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
Continental Breakfast 8:30 am - 10:30 am ($6.00)
Full Brunch/Lunch 10:30 am - 2:00 pm ($9.50)
Lite Lunch 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm ($8.00)
Dinner 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm ($11.50)

Terrace Dining Hall
Full Brunch/Lunch 10:30 am - 2:00pm ($9.50)
Lite Lunch 2:00 pm - 5:00pm ($8.00)
Dinner 5:00 pm - 8:00pm ($11.50)

Retail Locations

All retail locations accept cash and credit cards.

Food Court
First Floor Phillips Hall
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

First Floor Phillips Hall
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Grand Central
Second Floor Egbert Hall
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Towers Concourse
noon - 1:00 am


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