Annual Family Programs

Family Weekend

The 3rd Annual Family Weekend took place October 27-29, 2017. Thank you to all the family members, supporters, and students who joined us this year!

Family Weekend provides families an opportunity to visit their student's home away from home and learn firsthand what makes IUPUI such an amazing place to learn and connect. This weekend of events is for all ages. Invite parents, guardians, little sibs, grandparents, family friends, and anyone you consider a part of your Jaguar family to join the fun!

In 2017, we had over 400 family members and students attend Family Weekend. There are many highlights from the weekend. A Jaguar spirit basket raffle took place for those who donated during the Paw's Pantry food drive. 

Over 150 canvases were painted during the Coffee and Canvas event. Capes for Kids were made for donation to the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital during the Service Project and Family Social. Much friendly competition was showcased during the Family Feud Competition.

See below for events that took place during Family Weekend 2017. 

Friday, October 27

Family Weekend Check-In & SAPB JagFest Tailgate*
IUPUI Women's Volleyball vs. Youngstown State*
IUPUI Women's Soccer vs. Northern Kentucky*

Saturday, October 28

Family Weekend Check-In & Doughnuts with the Dean
Family Weekend Welcome
Coffee and Canvas
Downtown Lunch
IUPUI 101: Crash Course in the Classroom
Family Social & Capes for Kids Service Project
IUPUI Women's Volleyball vs. Cleveland State*
SAPB Family Film
Downtown Dinner
Fall Fest* 

Sunday, October 29

Family Brunch & Jaguar Family Feud Finalist Competition
Coffee and Canvas 
Indiana Pacers vs. San Antonio Spurs
Indy Eleven vs. North Carolina FC
IUPUI Harvey Milk Dinner

Throughout the Weekend

Social Media Scavenger Hunt
Game Room Open Hours
Open Recreation at the Campus Recreation Outdoor Facility (CROF)
Family Walking Tour (Self-Guided)

*IUPUI Athletics or Homecoming event.


Stay tuned to this page for more information closer to the 4th Annual Family Weekend to take place in 2018.

Contact Parent and Family Programs at or (317) 274-3699 to learn more about what to expect at Family Weekend 2018. 

Listed in order of weekend event sponsorships.

IUPUI Multicultural Center
IU Communications
IUPUI Office of Campus Recreation
IUPUI Paw's Pantry
Insomnia Cookies
IUPUI Office of Campus Center and Student Experiences
IUPUI Traditions Board
IUPUI Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB)
IUPUI Homecoming
IUPUI Barnes and Noble Bookstore
IUPUI Office of Housing and Residence Life
IUPUI Center for Service and Learning
IUPUI Food Services

A special thank you to all Jaguar Family members who are involved and engaged in their student’s college experience at IUPUI! We appreciate your continued partnership with the university in support of your student’s success on campus.