2015 Schedule of Events

Saturday, November 5Saturday, November 5

Family Weekend Events

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. Get your tickets to the Ithacappella concert on Saturday night here.  Tickets are first come, first served and seating is VERY limited.  Please only take what you'll use.  Tickets for the football game against Buffalo State College at 1:00 pm on Saturday are also available at Hospital and Information.

10:00 am – 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.

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. -- prefer 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Parents of Football Players Meeting and Breakfast
Hill Center
Meet and eat with parents of other football players before the game.


10:15 am - 11:00 am
Presidential Address:  "Great Job, Great Life:  What an IC Experience Means for Your Student"
President Thomas R. Rochon

Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall
Whether your student is new on campus or preparing to graduate this year, Ithaca College offers more resources than ever before to help him or her navigate the campus experience as well as life after IC. During this informal conversation, President Rochon will talk about how Ithaca College is uniquely positioned to help your student develop into a citizen of the world with a life of purpose and meaning.

10:00 am - noon
Eastman and Lyon Meet the Parents and Greet the RAs Brunch
Walkway between Eastman & Lyon Halls
Rain location (Eastman and Lyon Lounges)
Calling Eastman and Lyon Families!
Donuts, pastries, coffee, hot code and fruit platters provided.

10:30 - noon
Careers Over Coffee
101 Muller Faculty Center
Enjoy a cup of coffee with members of the Career Services staff.  This session will offer family members the opportunity to ask questions and to learn more about services provided by the office.



11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Family Photo Booth
Information Desk Foyer, Egbert Hall
Have fun taking some IC themed family photos.  You'll get a printout of your photos to take home as a keepsake!

Academic School Open Houses and Demonstrations
11:15 am – 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
Enjoy interactive presentations by the Peer Advisors!  Learn how they are shaping their future at IC and beyond with first-year student mentoring, experiential learning, internships, study abroad, and career development.  Following the presentations please join the deans, faculty, staff, and the Peer Advisors for coffee and light refreshments in the 2nd floor atrium.

School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
Center for Health Sciences Atrium
Enjoy coffee and light refreshments with the deans and faculty.

11:15 am - 1:00 pm
School Humanities and Sciences

Klingenstein and McDonald Lounges, Egbert Hall
Come and explore the H&S Summer Projects Poster Exhibition, where H&S students will talk to you about the summer research and creative projects that they conducted in collaboration with H&S faculty mentors.  Enjoy coffee with the deans, various members of the faculty, and staff.

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

11:00 am
East Tower Eat & Greet the RAs
East Tower Lobby
Come enjoy some fun games, coffee, and donuts.   

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 – 12:45
Do You Understand the Integrative Core Curriculum?
Room 342 Egbert Hall
If you have questions about the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC), come visit with the Director of the ICC, Vince DeTuri to get your answers! -- possibly doing a combined program with Advising Center.... TBD


2:00 pm

Landon/Bogart/Clarke Community

Meet and Greet Social in the Bogart Lounge

Cider, donuts, and fruit for all to enjoy!


2:00 pm
West Tower Social
West Tower TV Lounge
Hot chocolate and Tea bar with cookies

2:00 pm
Upper Quads Coffee and Donuts!
TV lounges in each of the upper quads buildings (Boothroyd, Rowland, Tallcott, Hilliard, Holmes, and Hood)
Come enjoy coffee and donuts with your student's RA and each other! 


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Library Open House: Collaboration in Action
Gannett Center
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.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Honors Program Open House
217 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

7:00 pm
School of Music Concert:  Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Ford Hall, Whalen Center for Music
John White, Director

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Student Concert
Ithacappella Block II Concert
Emerson Suites
Ithacappella is Ithaca College's only all-male a cappella group.  Their close bond reflects both on stage through passionate performances and off stage through close ties with their followers.  Each song will give you a unique display of showmanship that invigorates audience members.  A limited number of seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for Family Weekend attendees.  Tickets can be picked up at the Family Weekend Registration area.  We ask that you only pick up tickets that you will definitely use as seating is limited for this show and we anticipate filling every available seat.

8:15 pm
School of Music Concert:  Symphony Orchestra
Ford Hall, Whalen Center for Music
Michael Hall, conductor
Dmitri Novgorodsky, piano
[Grieg's piano concerto and Mahler's First Symphony}



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 on Friday November 4 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 5 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm.  Tickets can be purchased starting September 1, 2016 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 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

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
Full Brunch/Lunch 8:30 am - 4:30 pm ($9.50)
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

Circles Market
Circles Community Building
6pm - midnight

Sandellas Express
Circles Community Building
6pm - midnight


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