Past Activities

One thing you will come to understand is that college is not just about academics. Here in ILR we like to promote a "balanced" life, which means students also engage in out-of-the-classroom activities that enhance their overall college experience. During the summer, we try to engage you in activities that will introduce you to Ithaca and the Cornell campus. Below are some of the past activities and events PSP participants have enjoyed. 

Ice Cream Social

A social gathering where PSP students get to meet with ILR faculty, staff, and current students.

Theatre & Dinner

Dinner at a local restaurant and trip to the Hangar Theatre to see a musical or play.

BBQ @ Treman State Park

Ithaca has some amazing state parks. We’ll buy food and start up the grill for an old fashioned cook out. We’ll play some board games, go for a hike, and view the amazing waterfalls.

Community Dinners

Every week we’ll have dinner with a guest from various offices around campus. We’ll dine with staff from the Office of Student Service in ILR, the Dean of ILR, Faculty in ILR, staff from the Study Abroad office, and the Career Services Office.

Trip to Syracuse Mall (Destiny USA)

We may be in upstate New York, but even we have great places to shop. Once called the Syracuse Mall, Destiny USA has become home to some of the best shopping. We’ll have lunch and treat ourselves to something nice!

Darien Lake: New York’s Water and Theme Park

Darien Lake is New York's largest water & theme park with rides, thrills and roller coasters.

Scavenger Hunt

This activity will help you find important buildings and locations on campus. Students are split into groups and compete to see who can finish first!