Illini Union Schedule of Events
Friday, April 5
- Moms Weekend Kickoff
Time TBA | Illini Union Rec Room - Bowling and Billiards
Hosted by the Moms Association
- Moms Weekend Malignant Comedy Festival
8pm-11pm | Courtyard Cafe
Saturday, April 6
- Moms Association Annual Meeting
8am | Illini Union Room 314A
- Illini Union Board Craft Fair
10am - 5pm | Illini Union
A Moms Weekend favorite with hand-crafted and popular items from local and surrounding vendors.
- Moms Weekend Malignant Comedy Festival
9pm - 11:30pm | Courtyard Cafe
Sunday, April 7
- Moms association Brunch
10am - 12pm | Illini Union - Illini Rooms ABC
MOMS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS PRESENTATION
The Moms Association Board of Directors will hold their annual Moms Association Meeting & Awards Presentation on Saturday, April 6, in the Illini Union in room 314A.
The 2019-2020 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 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Browse the booths of dozens of craft vendors showcasing unique and diverse items for sale. Be sure to stop by the Moms Association sales table. To view some of the items available on their table, click here.
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. Meet your student for a bite to eat before heading home at the Illini Union I-Rooms on Sunday, April 7 from 10 a.m.-Noon. Tickets are just $22 each and seating is limited. Tickets will be available for purchase online here.
Moms Association Awards and Scholarships (CLICK TO EXPAND)
Medallion of Honor
The Moms Association invites you to submit nominations, limited to women of current or past affiliation with the University of Illinois who, through example and/or service, have used their talents to enrich the lives of others. This is an opportunity to congratulate a talented woman in your department or bring the achievements of one of your graduates to the attention of a wide and varied audience.
Nominations must be submitted by March 10, 2019 A valid nomination must include the following: (1) the nominee’s biographical information and (2) two letters of support. A direct link to the nomination form can be found here. All documents must be submitted via the form at this address.
If you have any questions, please contact Zuri White Program Manager of the Illini Union Parent and Family Programs Office, at Zuri@illinois.edu.
Illini Spirit Award
The Moms Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is soliciting requests for funding proposals to be awarded in the spring of 2018 for their Illini Spirit Award. The Moms Association is looking for proposals that promote the growth and development of the students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The recipient will receive a monetary donation of $2,000 to be used to support the event and/or program submitted in the proposal. Proposals should include the following:
Name of the project, program, event or organization nominated to receive the award.
Description of the project, program, event or organization and how it promotes the growth and development of the students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Budget proposal that includes funding from all sources and unmet financial need - please compile in listed format rather than narrative format.
Proposals and supporting materials are due by March 10, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Applications are to be submitted online here. Questions can be directed to Zuri White at 217-333-7063 or Zuri@illinois.edu.
Moms Association Scholarship
The Moms Association at the University of Illinois will award a merit scholarships in the amount of $1,000. To be eligible, the student must be an enrolled full time student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and have successfully completed at least 24 college credit hours.
Scholarships are awards based on Campus involvement, Campus Honors and Awards, and their Potential to positively impact the University of Illinois. This award is determined on a competitive basis and requires the submission of an application form, an essay, and a letter of recommendation from someone at the University of Illinois, and transcript (s)
Applications are due by March 10, 2019. Applications are to be submitted online here. If you have any questions, please contact Zuri White Program Manager of the Illini Union Parent and Family Programs Office, at Zuri@illinois.edu.
Mom of the Year
Show your mom how much you love her on Moms Weekend! The Moms Association is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Mom of the Year. Nominations are due March 10, 2019. Nomination forms are available here
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.
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.