We asked students, faculty, staff, alumni, and all of our other IC friends to help us reflect on our last 125 years and nominate their favorite Ithaca College icons. We got so many awesome nominations—memorable professors, coaches, staffers, landmarks, and traditions passed down from one generation of students to the next. 


Cayuga Lake View

A slice of shimmery beauty carved by a glacier

Main Entrance Sign

Our steadfast welcome to the IC campus

Cortaca Jug

The rivalry is bitter, victory is sweet

Student Media

Award-winning student-run news and entertainment

Free Speech Rock

A place to speak out, listen, and be heard

LGBTQ+ Community

Pride. Love. Hope. Here.

Peggy R. Williams

IC’s beloved seventh (and first female!) president

End of the Year Traditions

From Senior Week to fountain jump—it’s time to celebrate

Ford Fest

Festive music school fun every winter

Textor Disc

Disc, ball, or fish of legendary proportions

A Cappella Groups

Sweet harmonies and loyal fans

Coach Jim Butterfield

The football stadium is named after him for a reason

All the Stairs

It’s like M. C. Escher designed this campus

Dillingham Center

Our superstar students light up the stage

ICLA, ICNYC, and London Programs

Living and learning around the world

Late Night at the Towers

Midnight snacks are always better with friends

Don at Towers Dining Hall

Welcoming students with wise words and a smile

NCAA Champions

It’s always a great day to be a Bomber

David Muir ’95

TV’s #1 anchor, bringing the news to the world

Student Clubs and Organizations

More than 150 ways to get involved

The Faculty

Dedicated mentors and experts in their fields

Bob Iger ’73

Disney’s CEO inspires us to make magic

The Fountains

Majestic watery pillars reaching for the sky

The Towers

High above Cayuga’s waters, a home away from home

Rod Serling

Our guide through The Twilight Zone

What else would you add to the icon list?

Send your ideas to IC125@ithaca.edu