Dads Weekend 2012: November 9-11


Dads Weekend is November 9-11, 2012!
Below is the list of key events hosted by the Dads Association.
At this point all ticketed events are SOLD OUT! (with exception of American English, see below)

If you have tickets you are looking to sell/ buy, you can visit our message board.

  • Frequently Asked Questions- check this page out before calling... it likely can answer 90% of your questions!

  • Dads Weekend 2012 Calendar! Click here to see what events are happening during November 9-11, 2012. Campus, student, and community organizations can also click here to add events by clicking on the right plus sign in the upper right corner of the page!

  • Dads Weekend tours! Click here to see the FREE campus tours you can take during the weekend. Pre-registration for many of the tours is required.


Friday November 9, 2012

Welcome Reception

Illini Union Rooms ABC and South Lounge, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Free admission

Dads Association awards and King Dad winner announced at 6:00 PM sharp!

Come start your weekend with light refreshment and see the Awards presentation

Pickup your reserved event tickets or stop by the Information Desk

* To facilitate ticket distribution, we highly recommend all weekend event tickets be picked up at this reception.

Friday November 9, 2012

Illinois Men’s Varsity Basketball Game -- SOLD OUT!

Illinois vs Colgate

Assembly Hall, 7:00pm

$14.00 per person

Basketball tickets can still be purchased directly from the Illinois Ticket Office using the special promotional code DADS.  Tickets will be $14 which includes processing.  Click on Special Dads Weekend Tickets to purchase. 

Don't miss Coach John Groce's inaugural game!

Saturday November 10, 2012

Dads Pre Game BBQ and Football Game- SOLD OUT

Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC), 201 East Peabody Drive, Champaign (217) 333-3806

(note: do NOT call the ARC to order tickets; ALL tickets are purchased through parent programs using the on-line form or print form as detailed in the above section of this website)

BBQ starts 12:30pm!! (Game is at 2:30pm)

$53.00 includes BBQ and a football ticket; OR $20.00 for BBQ Only-- SOLD OUT!

Saturday November 10, 2012

Dads Weekend Rock Concert: Dads Association and Illini Union Board present

American English-- The World’s Greatest BEATLES Tribute Band!-- SOLD OUT! (A limited number of tickets are on sale at the Quad Shop on campus)

Foellinger Auditorium, 7:30pm

$15.00 per ticket, or $25.00 for 2 tickets

In your survey responses, the Dads demanded a rock concert!  So we booked one!

Sunday November 11, 2012

Dads Sunday Brunch- SOLD OUT!

Illini Union Rooms A, B and C, 11:00am – 1:00pm

$20.00 per person SOLD OUT!

Bring your student by the Union for a delicious brunch and final goodbyes before you hit the road!


Important  Notes:

  • TICKET PICKUP INFORMATION: Tickets for ALL events must be picked up in person (students picking up tickets must show their i-Card) at the following venues:
    • Wednesday, November 7 – Friday November 9, between 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Parent Programs Office in 227 Illini Union. Students who pick tickets up on behalf of families must show their student ID.
    • Friday, November 9, between 3:00pm-7:00pm at the Friday night Welcome Reception, Illini Union ABC. Must show ID.
    • Saturday, November 10, at the pre-game BBQ, ARC, held until half-time of football game. Must show ID.
  • Dads pre-game BBQ and football game tickets need to be purchased for every guest, including U of I students. Student or other regular season ticket holders may not use their regular season ticket to sit in the Special Dads Weekend section.
  • All profits and proceeds from ticket sales support Dads Association projects, which include scholarships and grants for U of I students. Thanks for your support!
  • For Saturday’s game day parking information, make sure you visit:
  • Parking is severely restricted and roads around the ARC are closed on game days!
  • For more information, contact the Illini Union Parent Programs Office at 217-333-7063 or