Alma Mater


"Ithaca Forever"
Music: Philip J. Lang '33
Lyrics: Alicia Carpenter

Ithaca, forever shine your light on me,
In my heart together we shall always be.
And here's to Ithaca, my Ithaca, how beautiful you are:
Your towers high upon South Hill reach from stone to star.

Ithaca, forever I'll recall a smile,
Clasp a hand in friendship, walk a snowy mile.
And here's to Ithaca, my Ithaca -- alma mater true,
Although I leave Cayuga's shore, I'll remember you.

Ithaca, forever guide us on our way,
Like a shining beacon, light our night and day.
And here's to Ithaca, my Ithaca, how bright your vision seems;
May all your sons and daughters dare to live their dreams.