Ithaca College Traditions Challenge

How It Works

Become an Ithaca College Traditions Keeper by completing the challenges listed below. The more challenges you complete, the more swag you'll get!

  • Complete 5–10 challenges for a Traditions Keeper decal
  • Complete 11–15 challenges for Traditions Keeper sunglasses
  • Complete 16–20 challenges for a Traditions Keeper T-shirt

The Challenges

  1. Sign your class banner at the IC community picnic right after Convocation.
  2. Participate in your FYRE (First-Year Residential Experience) community kickoff during Fall Welcome.
  3. Sign up for at least one organization at the Student Organization Fair.
  4. Watch a film at FLEFF (Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival).
  5. Ride TCAT downtown to visit the Boardman House, one of IC's first buildings.
  6. Register for a Service Saturday with the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA).
  7. Drop by career services and find out all the ways you can network.
  8. Attend a FYRE event with your floor.
  9. Take a picture at the fountains with your friends.
  10. Attend an I Love IC Week event.
  11. Visit the Academic Advising Center.
  12. Discover a new kind of chili or apple at one of the downtown Ithaca festivals.
  13. Join the IC mentoring program.
  14. Experience an IC music school concert or IC Theatre production.
  15. Cheer on your favorite Bomber at a sporting event.
  16. Create an electronic portfolio to document your learning experiences.
  17. Catch an exhibition at the Handwerker Gallery.
  18. Hike in one of the beautiful gorges in the Ithaca area.
  19. Get seats for an a cappella show on campus.
  20. Dance with friends to the band at IC Kicks Back.

Document Your Progress

There are two ways to prove you've completed a tradition:

Collect Items Create a Facebook Album Do Both!
Collect pictures, ticket stubs, programs, or notes that prove you completed specific tradition challenges. At check-in, present your items to receive credit. Take photos that prove you completed specific challenges. Create a Facebook album and title it "IC Traditions Challenge." Upload your photos, then tag Ithaca College STAT in each of them. At check-in, pull up your album and show us your pictures. If you want to collect items, such as ticket stubs and programs, and also have an "IC Traditions Challenge" Facebook album for your photos, that's great. At check-in, just present your items and your Facebook album.


You can show us your items or Facebook album on the following days. Look for the STAT table!

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    Spirit Week's "Taste of Ithaca"
    Mondo gym, Fitness Center
    7:00–9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 18, 2016
    Philanthropy Day
    North foyer, Phillips Hall, Campus Center
    11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 6, 2016
    IC Kicks Back

The Ithaca College Traditions Challenge is sponsored by Students Today Alumni Tomorrow, the Ithaca College Alumni Association, and the Office of the First-Year Experience.