April 4-6, 2014
Bring the whole family to campus to enjoy Moms Weekend with your student! Some activities require registration so check the Calendar of Events below for details. With so many different activities planned, there will be something of interest for everyone; musicals, craft fair, flower shows, art exhibits, vocal performances and athletic events!
Moms Weekend Calendar of Events
Click here for a quick list of all Moms Weekend events. Keep reading for details on select Moms Association events.
Several exciting tours are taking place during Moms Weekend! All tours are free. For more information on all available tours, be sure to check the Moms Weekend Tours page by clicking here. Check back often, as new information and tours will be added as they are scheduled!
Keep Calm and Celebrate with Mom
Moms Weekend begins with the 6th annual Kick-Off Reception (formerly Enjoy Illinois) in the Illini Union on Friday April 4, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Illini Rooms. At this reception, you will have the opportunity to interact with various groups on campus that will be hosting their own events and services throughout Moms Weekend. The Other Guys, members of the University's award-winning Varsity Men's Glee Club, will be performing, refreshments and appetizers will be served and we will be drawing for a free hotel room in the Illini Union Hotel for Moms Weekend 2015.
One mom will be awarded the prestigious Amelia Alpiner Stern Mom of the Year Award during the Keep Calm and Celebrate with Mom Reception. Named for the founder of the Moms Association, this award recognizes the support, encouragement, and inspiration that moms and/or mother-figures offer their students. The award highlights the diverse contributions of all Illinois mothers and mother-figures and honors a very special Mom each year with a small token of appreciation. Information about nominees and finalists will be posted at a later date.
Keep Calm and Meet with Mom
The Moms Association Board of Directors extends an invitation for you to join them for the Moms Association Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8:00 a.m., in the Illini Union 210 General Lounge. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what you can do to be involved in the outstanding work of this organization. The 2014-15 Board of Directors will be elected and the Moms Association will recognize several award recipients: the Medallion of Honor recipient for her dedication and service to the students and to the Illinois community, the Amelia Alpiner Stern Mom of the Year, the Humanitarian Award recipients for their innovation and dedication in community service, the Illini Spirit Award recipient, and the recipients of the Moms Association Scholarships.
Keep Calm and Shop with Mom
Plan on attending a Moms Weekend favorite, the Illini Union Board's Moms Day Craft Fair, held in the Illini Union on Saturday, April 5, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Browse the booths of dozens of different craft vendors and make sure to stop by the Moms Association sales table. This year the Moms Association will be selling various items, including the Moms Association Cookbook and Moms Association Tote Bags! Moms Weekend T-Shirts will also be available for pick-up. Pre-order your Moms Weekend T-Shirt by clicking here. Tickets for the Annual Tuition Drawing will also go on sale this weekend. All proceeds of the Moms Association support University of Illinois students and parents. You can also shop on-line by visiting the brand new Moms Association website. Just click here.
Want to meet your fellow moms? Learn more about the Association? Just visit with the other moms for an hour? Volunteer at the Moms Association Craft Sales table. If you have questions or want to volunteer, click here.
Keep Calm and Have Fun with Mom
The Illini Union Board will once again host its ever popular IUB Musical. The year’s show is the Tony Award-winning masterpiece Rent. Due to the renovation of the State Farm Center, this year’s musical will be in the Lincoln Hall Theater and to accommodate as many people as possible there will be a Friday and Saturday night showing, both at 8:00 p.m. Tickets will be $15 in advance and $18 at the door. To purchase tickets, click here.
The Illini Union Board will also be hosting its Annual Comedy Show on Saturday, April 5 at 9:00 p.m. in the Illini Rooms. This show is free, but seating is limited. This year's comic is Justine Marino.
Mom's Night Out, which is presented by the Illini Union Board and co-sponsored by the Moms Association will take place in the Illini Union Lower Level on Saturday, April 5, from 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Families will have the opportunity to enjoy a number of different activities throughout the evening. More details to come. be sure to stop by and get a FREE picture taken at the Moms Association Photo Booth from 9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Keep Calm and Eat with Mom
Join the Moms Association for the second annual Moms Weekend Brunch. No more trying to figure out where you are going to meet your student to eat before you head home. Just meet at the Illini Union Ballroom on Sunday, April 6 from 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Tickets are just $20 and seating is limited. To purchase tickets, click here.
Parking on weekends is free in many of the parking garages and employee parking lots. Two of the garages closest to the Illini Union are on the corners of Fifth and Daniel and John and Sixth Streets, both in Champaign, 1-2 blocks west of the Illini Union. Please see our Parking Information Page for more information or the University's Parking Department website.
For hotel information, we recommend the Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau website. They have a helpful listing of accommodations including amenities.
Moms Association Website:
The Moms Association is proud to announce the launch of its brand-new website, illinimoms.com! Learn more about the organization, its philanthropic projects, and how to order Moms Association merchandise. Visit here!