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Events Listing: 2014 - 2015 Year

Tuition Drawing

The Moms and Dads Associations sponsor an annual Tuition Drawing. First prize is $10,000 and second prize is $5,000. Proceeds from the Tuition Drawing enable the Associations to fund a wide variety of programs, including: the Career Cluster resource center and the Interactive Media Center at the Undergraduate Library, a McKinley Health Center video, bicycles for the University Police, and televisions for the McKinley Health Center waiting areas. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

International Student Family and Welcome - August 18, 2014

The Illini Union Parent Programs Office, in cooperation with International Student & Scholar Services, invite international students and their families to an American –style Ice Cream Social as a part of ISSS Orientation.  This barbeque will take place on Anniversary Plaza, located on the south side of the Illini Union on Monday, August 18 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Career Connect - September 13, 2014

Career Connect is a networking opportunity co-sponsored by the Dads Association, Parent Programs Office, and The Career Center.  Students have the opportunity to meet with professionals from various fields and learn about their career paths while also gleaning tips on how to find jobs and internship opportunities in their field of choice.  Students have the opportunity to talk one-one-one with these mentors and get valuable tips and advice on their majors and career interests.  It is the perfect chance for students to start building their network.  More information will be forthcoming in the approaching weeks.

Dads Weekend - November 14 - 16, 2014

Dads Weekend is a fall event during a home football game weekend. All family members are welcome and encouraged to attend. To kick off the weekend, the Dads Association hosts a welcome reception on Friday evening where they recognize their award winners, and where King Dad is crowned. The Dads Association annual meeting is held on Saturday morning, followed by a pre-game Tailgate, then it's off to the game! There are a variety of other events scheduled across campus, so there's sure to be something for everyone. Pictures are now available to review and order. Complete details can be found on the Dads Weekend website by clicking here.

Moms and Dads Associations January board meetings - January 18, 2015

These day-long meetings take place the Sunday before the first day of class. Interested parents are encouraged to contact a current Board member (or the Illini Union Parent Programs Office) to discuss attending the meetings in order to learn more about the Moms and Dads Associations' Board of Directors and get the inside scoop on what's happening at the University.

Moms Weekend – April 10 - 12, 2015

The Moms Association hosts its annual Moms Weekend every spring semester. The festivities begin Friday evening with an annual Kick-Off event, where the Mom of the Year is traditionally announced. The Moms Association then holds its annual meeting on Saturday morning where they formally recognize various award winners, including the Medallion of Honor recipient. Other weekend activities include the IUB Moms Day Craft Fair, the Black Chorus Moms Day Sing, the Horticulture Club Plant Show and Open House, and the Illini Union Board Spring Musical.  The weekend concludes with the Moms Weekend Sunday Brunch.  More information about Moms Weekend will be posted on the Parent Programs Office website as the date gets closer.

Summer Registration - May - July, 2015

This program is for freshmen and transfer students and is scheduled for six weeks each summe, running May through July. The Illini Union Parent Programs Office volunteers welcome new parents to campus and help ease the transition to college. There is a short registration program in January for students admitted for the Spring semester. For final dates, please refer to the Office of Admissions' website.

Planning ahead for upcoming events:

Dads Weekend 2014, November 14-16
Dads Weekend 2015, November 13 - 15
Dads Weekend 2016, November 4 - 6
Dads Weekend 2017, November 10 -12

Moms Weekend 2015, April 10-12
Moms Weekend 2016, April 8 - 10


Check out the Campus Calendar for more great events!