Events Listing: 2013-2014 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.

"American-Style" Barbecue - August 19, 2013

The Illini Union Parent Programs Office, in cooperation with International Student & Scholar Services, will be introducing international students to an “American-style” barbecue as a part of ISSS Orientation.  International students and their families will have the chance to enjoy such picnic staples as hamburgers, hot dogs and pasta salad (vegetarian options will be available), while participating in various backyard games and activities.  Students will also have the chance to meet with representatives from different offices around the University.  This barbeque will take place on the South Patios of the Levis Center on Monday, August 19 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Although this event is planned for international students and their families, domestic students are invited to meet and welcome their international classmates. 

Dads Weekend - September 27 - 29 , 2013

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.  Just click here.

Moms and Dads Associations January board meetings - January 19, 2014

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 4 - 6, 2014

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, 2014

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 2014, April 4-6
Moms Weekend 2015, April 10-12

Check out the Campus Calendar for more great events!