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Moms Weekend 2021:
Mom of the Year Winning Essay
Moms Association Award Winners
Congrats to this year's Mom of the Year, Lisa Young!
Dads Weekend 2020:
King Dad Press Release
Winning King Dad Essay
Dads Association 2020 Grant Recipients
Congrats to our King Dad winner, Matthew Toole!
Winter 2021 Illini Family Newsletter
Summer 2020 Illini Family Newsletter
Fall 2020 Illini Family Newsletter
The Career Closet is a professional clothing drive opportunity sponsored by the Dads and Moms Associations, PFPO, and The Career Center. The career closet is an initiative to help prepare students to be ready to interview or attend career fairs dressed professionally. The goal of the program is to not let wardrobe hinder students from having an outstanding first impression when meeting with employers. The career closet is open Mon-Fri at The Career Center Interview Suite, Room 213 (616 E. Green St. Champaign) for Illini students to pick up FREE attire. Parents and Families have the opportunity to participate in this initiative by bringing gently used professional attire to donate during Mom's and Dad's weekend. Donation boxes will be available in the Illini Union during check in. For more information visit this link.
Moms and Dads Associations Board Meetings
These meetings are where members of the board get together to do the work of the Association. Interested parents are encouraged to contact a current Board member or PFPO 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.
Dads Weekend | October 29-31, 2021
Dads Weekend is a fall Illinois tradition. Illinois Dads and father figures are welcomed to campus with a variety of programming for Illinois families. Major events for Dads Weekend include Illini sporting events-including football, hockey, and volleyball; eating some yummy BBQ, listening to Illini talent perform in concert, participating in a campus 5K, eating more delicious food through the Dads Association Brunch, and much more! Mark your calendar today!
Moms Weekend | April 1 - 3, 2022
Moms Weekend is a loved Illini tradition kicking off the second half of the spring semester. Moms are welcomed to campus with the Moms Association Brunch, IU Board Craft & Vendor Fair, blooms from the Annual Plant Sale, and fun for the entire family through various university coordinated events. If the timing is right, visit the University of Illinois Arboretum for the blooming of the Cherry Blossom trees. Pencil in the weekend now!
- Moms Weekend 2022 | April 1-3
- Dads Weekend 2022 | Nov 4-6
- Dads Weekend 2023 | Oct 27-29
- Dads Weekend 2024 | Oct 25-27
- Dads Weekend 2025 | Nov 14-16