Welcome Student Weekend brings Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College students downtown

Welcome Student Weekend returns to Downtown Ithaca, September 1 & 2, 2018

Downtown Ithaca will partner with Cornell University, Ithaca College, TC3 and the Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) to host the 3rd Annual Student Welcome Student Weekend, a special weekend event created combining CU Downtown & IC & TC3 Downtown Day into a two-day weekend.

Welcome Student Weekend is Downtown Ithaca’s way of sharing a bit about who we are with the students, to help them feel welcome and comfortable in their home over the next few years.

Downtown has a lot to offer students in the way of shops, restaurants, services, art & culture, and entertainment for students to feel at home in their new town.

 

Downtown Ithaca welcomes CU Downtown on Saturday, September 1st, 1pm – 5:00pm

CU Downtown is Day One of Downtown Ithaca’s Welcome Student Weekend celebration. CU Downtown is a free, family-friendly event, and everyone is invited: new students, returning students, and the whole Ithaca community.

Experience Cornell Bhangra, the Absolute Zero Breakdance Club, CU Jazz Voices, Yamatai, the Big Red Marching and Pep Bands, and many other a cappella, instrumental, and dance groups in this third annual event. Ithaca’s Fall Creek Brass Band will close out the performances.

CU Downtown gives students and locals a rare opportunity to see diverse student performers all afternoon at the Bernie Milton Pavilion in Bank Alley. Bring the kids! Bring the whole family! Cornell alums are invited to wear university gear and welcome in the school year and our newest students.

In addition to the performances, students are invited to check out open house activities, samples, and special deals inside shops throughout Downtown Ithaca, as well as take part in the annual scavenger hunt with great prizes from downtown businesses. As supplies are limited, students must present their IDs at businesses to participate in the scavenger hunt.

TCAT will provide extra buses for Routes 70, 72 and 90 throughout the afternoon. Buses will be stopping at North Campus locations every 10-15 min. 12-2:30pm & 3:30 – 5:30pm, every 30 min. 2:30 – 3:30pm. Please show student IDs to ride free.

Learn more about the routes and stops at TCATbus.com, and get helpful, free smartphone apps to help you get around Tompkins County!

CU DOWNTOWN PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY:

1:00 – 1:10 PM – Tarana South Asian A Cappella1:10 – 1:20 PM- The Touchtones

1:20 – 1:30 PM- The Men of Last Call
1:30 – 1:40 PM-Cornell Ukulele Club
1:40 – 1:50 PM-After Eight A Cappella
1:50 – 2:00 PM-Absolute Zero Breakdance Crew
2:00 – 2:10 PM-Cornell Big Red Raas
2:10 – 2:55 PM-Big Red Marching & Pep Band @ Trolley Circle
3:00 – 3:10 PM-Cornell Lion Dance
3:10 – 3:20 PM-Words of Welcome
3:20 – 3:50 PM-Original Cornell Syncopators
3:50 – 4:05 PM-CU Jazz Voices
4:05 – 4:25 PM-Yamatai
4:25 – 4:30 PM-Cornell Bhangra
4:30 – 5:00 PM-Fall Creek Brass Band

CU Downtown is sponsored by the Tatkon Center for First-Year Students, Downtown Ithaca Alliance, Cornell Office of Community Relations, and TCAT.

 

Downtown Ithaca welcomes Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College on Sunday, Sept. 2nd from 1pm - 5pm.

IC & TC3 Downtown Day is Day Two of Downtown Ithaca's Welcome Student Weekend celebration. Join the party on the Ithaca Commons on Sunday, September 2 from 1-5pm. IC & TC3 Downtown Day is a free, family-friendly event, and everyone is invited: new students, returning students, and the whole Ithaca community.

Talented A Cappella groups, song, and dance groups from Ithaca College along with 92 WICB will be performing throughout the afternoon at the Bernie Milton Pavilion.
Bring the kids! Bring the whole family! Ithaca College and TC3 alums are invited to wear university gear and welcome in the school year and our newest students.

In addition to the performances, students are invited to check out open house activities, samples, and special deals inside shops throughout Downtown Ithaca, as well as take part in the annual scavenger hunt with great prizes from downtown businesses. As supplies are limited, students must present their IDs at businesses to participate in the scavenger hunt.

Stop by the TC3 tent in Bank Alley by the Bernie Milton Pavilion to learn more about the college and it's many resources in the community!

Complimentary school bus shuttle for students between campus and Downtown Ithaca will be offered. Departing from campus at 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm, with return shuttles at 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm.  Space is limited, TC3 students, RSVP to reserve a seat. CLICK HERE

TCAT will also provide regularly scheduled bus service on Route 75 from campus into Ithaca (transfer to Route 30 at Ithaca Mall headed to Downtown).

Learn more about the routes and stops at TCATbus.com, and get helpful, free smartphone apps to help you get around Tompkins County!

SCHEDULE OF IC PERFORMANCES:
1:00 - 1:30PM - WICB: music and fun contest games
1:30 - 1:50PM - Ithacappela
2:00 - 2:20PM - Pitch Please
2:30 - 2:50PM - Voicestream
3:00 - 3:20PM - Routine Disturbances
3:30 - 3:50PM - IC Pulse Hip Hop Team
4:00 - 4:20PM - Premium Blend
4:20 - 5:00PM - WICB: music and contest games

IC & TC3 Downtown Day is organized in partnership with Ithaca College's First Bomber Weekend, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Downtown Ithaca Alliance, and TCAT.