Events Listing: 2013-2014 Year
Moms Weekend – April 12-14, 2013
The Moms Association hosted its annual Moms Weekend April 12 – 14. The festivities began Friday evening with the annual Kick-Off event Enjoy Illinois event, where visitors got a glimpse of the people, research and life at Illinois, while enjoying performances from the Vietnamese Students Association and the Illini Service Dogs. The Medallion of Honor recipient was recognized and Murlene Gant was announced as the Mom of the Year. The Moms Association held its annual meeting on Saturday morning. Other weekend activities included the IUB Moms Day Craft Fair, the Black Chorus Moms Day Sing, the Horticulture Club Plant Show and Open House, the Illini Union Board Spring Musical, and the first ever Moms Weekend Sunday Brunch. Don't forget to make hotel reservations early for next year, because they book up fast! To see a sampling of some of the pictures taken during Moms Weekend 2013, visit the Illini Union Parent Programs Facebook page.
Summer Registration - May - July, 2013This program is for freshmen and transfer students and is scheduled for six weeks each summer in 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.
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.
Move-In Receptions - August 21 & 22 2013Every year, thousands of families converge on the Champaign-Urbana area in August to get their student settled before the first week of classes. It can be an overwhelming day for students and parents alike. The Illini Union Parent Programs Office will hold Move-In Receptions to welcome parents and families of new students! Join us at the Illini Union in the Colonial Room (first floor, northeast corner) on August 21, and in Illini Union Room B on August 22 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. for free snacks and refreshments and a place to relax.
Dads Weekend - September 27 - 29 , 2013
Family Fall Welcome - TBD
Join Illini Union Parent Programs Office and the Moms and Dads Associations Boards of Directors. This is a great opportunity to visit your student on campus, sometimes for the first time since you moved them in. Bring your student and join us in the Illini Union for tailgate-style appetizers and refreshments, a meet and greet with University administrators, and spend some fun time with your student! Bring the entire family!
Moms and Dads Associations January board meetings - January 19, 2014These 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.
Planning ahead for upcoming events:
Dads Weekend 2014,
Moms Weekend 2014, April 4-6
Moms Weekend 2015, April 10-12
Check out the Campus Calendar for more great events!