Moms Weekend 2022

April 1-3

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 craft fair, Moms Association brunch, and more events!

Moms Weekend Schedule of Events

Click here for a quick list of all Moms Weekend events. Continue reading below for complete details on select Moms Association events.


The Moms Association Board of Directors will hold their annual Moms Association Meeting & Awards Presentation on Saturday, April 2, at the Illini Union in room 314A. The 2022-2023 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 APPLY NOW! Due March 28th
  • 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


The Illini Union Board's Moms Weekend Craft Fair, an annual favorite, will be held in the Illini Union on Saturday, April 2 from 10am-5pm. 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. 
Scholarship Raffle: 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. 

Join Us! 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.

Craft Vendors: Are you a vendor interested in participating in the Craft + Vendor Fair? If so, click here for complete information. 

Paint and chat at the Union | Saturday 2-4pm  

Remember Moms weekend with your very own piece of art. Buy your ticket at the door, but please RSVP as space is limited and this event is expected to sell out! Registration CLOSED.

Karaoke: Moms Edition | 9PM - CLOSE

Grab your Mom for the karaoke duet of your dreams!  Join our Karaoke hosts in the Courtyard Cafe from 9pm-Close for a fun night belting out your favorite hits.

MOMS WEEKEND BRUNCH | SUnday 10am-12pm 

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 3 from 10am-Noon. Tickets are just $22 each and seating is limited. To purchase tickets, click 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.

Hotel Information:

Illini Union Hotel *No Availability for Moms Weekend 2022*

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

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

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