Welcome to all moms! The Illini Union is excited to host you for the weekend this year. Please look at the schedule below for all of the details about events during this exciting weekend. Please contact the Parent and Family Programs Office with any questions.

The Sesquicentennial Moms Weekend
april 7 - 9

The entire family is invited to campus to enjoy Moms Weekend with your student. Some activities require registration, so make sure to check the event descriptions below for details. With so many different activities planned, there will be something of interest for everyone! These include the Illini Union Board musical, craft fair, Moms Association brunch, flower show, and more events!

Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Illini Union Board regrets to announce it has cancelled the Moms Weekend musical production. 

Moms Association Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation

The Moms Association Board of Directors will hold their annual Moms Association Meeting & Awards Presentation on Saturday, April 8, in the Illini Union Ballroom Room. 

The 2017-2018 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 recipient for her support, encouragement, and inspiration to her student
  • The Humanitarian Award recipients for their innovation and dedication in community service
  • The Illini Spirit Award recipient to support an event and/or program promoting growth and development of students
  • The recipients of the Moms Association Scholarships

Illini Union Board Craft Fair

The Illini Union Board's Moms Day Craft Fair, an annual favorite, will be held in the Illini Union on Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Browse the booths of over 100 craft vendors showcasing unique and diverse items for sale. Be sure to stop by the Moms Association sales table (check out some of the items available on their table).  

Tickets for the annual 50/50 Scholarship Raffle will also go on sale this weekend. All proceeds of the Moms Association support University of Illinois students and parents. 

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.

Moms Weekend Brunch

Join the Moms Association for their 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 9 from 10 a.m.-Noon. Tickets are just $20 each and seating is limited. Tickets NOW available to purchase!

additional Information

Parking Information:

Parking on weekends is free in many of the parking garages and employee parking lots on campus. 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, no more than two blocks west of the Illini Union. Please see our campus parking map for more information or the University's Parking Department website.

Hotel Information:

Illini Union Hotel

For other hotel information, check out Visit Champaign County. It has helpful listing of accommodations.

Moms Association Website:

Moms Association encourages all moms and mother-figures to visit its official website. Learn more about the organization, its philanthropic projects, and how to order Moms Association merchandise. 

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