Annual Family Programs

Family Weekend 2017

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!

This year’s Family Weekend will take place Friday, Oct. 27, to Sunday, Oct. 29. We encourage you to review the schedule below to learn more about Family Weekend.

Friday, October 27

Family Weekend Check-In & SAPB JagFest Tailgate*, 5-7 p.m., Campus Center (CE)
Get your #JagsRoar ready for an evening of IUPUI Athletics events during the Homecoming Tailgate. Enjoy tailgate snacks, meet IUPUI Athletics teams and student organizations during a trick-or-treat event, dance along to DJ music, and enjoy other family-friendly activities. We will also be hosting a Family Spirit Wear Competition. Come decked out in your best IUPUI gear for a chance to win a prize. Admission to IUPUI athletic events is free for registered Family Weekend attendees.
Check in to receive a family parking pass, Family Weekend pack, and other important information. Help us fill the shelves of the IUPUI food bank, Paws Pantry by bringing in items to donate.

IUPUI Women's Volleyball vs. Youngstown State*, 6 p.m
Try out your #JagsRoar while cheering the IUPUI Women's Volleyball team to victory versus Youngstown State. Admission to IUPUI athletic events is free for registered Family Weekend attendees.

IUPUI Women's Soccer vs. Northern Kentucky*, 7 p.m.
Root on the IUPUI Women's Soccer team from the Carroll Stadium family section as they compete against Northern Kentucky. Cheer on families attending Family Weekend during the halftime competition on the turf. Admission to IUPUI athletic events is free for registered Family Weekend attendees.

Saturday, October 28

Family Weekend Check-In & Doughnuts with the Dean, 8:30-10a.m., Campus Center (CE) 4th Floor
Check in to receive a family parking pass, Family Weekend pack, and other important information. Help us fill the shelves of the IUPUI food bank, Paws Pantry by bringing in items to donate. Chat with an IUPUI dean while enjoying doughnuts, fruit, and coffee with the Jaguar family.

Family Weekend Welcome, 10-10:30 a.m.
Join us as we welcome you and your family to the 3rd Annual IUPUI Family Weekend!  

Coffee and Canvas, 10:30-Noon 
Try out your artistic skills by creating a family painting together while enjoying Starbucks Coffee. Step by step instructions will be given. All supplies provided for registered attendees.

Downtown Lunch, Noon-2 p.m.
There are many restaurants within walking distance to campus. Enjoy downtown Indianapolis and lunch on your own! Local recommendations will be provided in your Family Weekend packet. Also, see Indy's Top 25 Local Restaurants to begin planning.
Note: Lunch expenses are not included in the Family Weekend registration fee.

IUPUI 101: Crash Course in the Classroom, 2:15-3 p.m.
Experience firsthand what it is like to attend class with an IUPUI faculty member. Make sure to take good notes!

Family Social & Capes for Kids Service Project, 3:15 p.m.
Serve with the Hero Project organization in making each child’s experience at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital a SUPER one by creating superhero Capes for Kids. Join and socialize with other IUPUI Jaguar families as we strive to reach our goal to create 100 capes to donate. All materials and supplies will be provided.

IUPUI Women's Volleyball vs. Cleveland State*, 4 p.m.
Fill the Jungle gymnasium with noise as the IUPUI Women's Volleyball team rallies to win against Cleveland State. Admission to IUPUI athletic events is free for our registered Family Weekend attendees.

SAPB Family Film, Beauty and the Beast*, 5 p.m.
Visit the IUPUI Campus Center Theatre to enjoy the live-action Beauty and the Beast film, hosted by the Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB).

Downtown Dinner, 5-7 p.m.
There are many restaurants within walking distance to campus. Enjoy downtown Indianapolis and dinner on your own! Local recommendations will be provided in your Family Weekend packet. Also, see Indy's Top 25 Local Restaurants to begin planning.
Note: Dinner expenses are not included in the Family Weekend registration fee.

Fall Fest*, 7-11 p.m.
Come and enjoy a variety of fun activities as we celebrate the Fall Season. Family Feud Competition, inflatables, carnival games, family film, artists, and much more!

Sunday, October 29

Family Brunch & Jaguar Family Feud Finalist Competition
, 9-11 a.m.
Enjoy a breakfast buffet while recapping the weekend of events during our Family Brunch. Take home a memory with our photo booth. Stick around to watch a Jaguar Family Feud Finalist Competition on-stage between the winning 2 family teams from Saturday’s Fall Fest, also find out the winner of the Social Media Scavenger Hunt.

Coffee and Canvas, 11 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m.
Try out your artistic skills by creating a family painting together while enjoying Starbucks Coffee. Step by step instructions will be given. All supplies provided for registered attendees. 

Indiana Pacers vs. San Antonio Spurs, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 4:30 p.m.
Tickets must be purchased separately for this event.
Join in cheering on the Indiana Pacers, Indiana’s National Basketball Association (NBA) team as they compete against the San Antonia Spurs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on the east side of downtown Indianapolis.

Indy Eleven vs. North Carolina FC
, Carroll Stadium, 5 p.m.
Tickets must be purchased separately for this event.
Join in cheering on the Indy Eleven, Indianapolis’s American professional soccer team as they compete again North Carolina FC at IUPUI’s very own Carroll Stadium.

IUPUI Harvey Milk Dinner, Downtown Marriot, 6 p.m.
The 8th Annual Harvey Milk Dinner, hosted by the LGBTQ+ Student Alliance, is a celebration of the IUPUI LGBTQ+ community. This year’s keynote speaker is Cleve Jones, mentee of Harvey Milk and founder of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Jones’ memoir, When We Rise, was turned into a miniseries by ABC this past spring. Reserved seats only

THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND

Social Media Scavenger Hunt, All Day (Friday-11 p.m. Saturday)
Show your Jaguar Spirit on social media by using the #IUPUIFamilyWeekend. Directions on the full challenge will be included in your Family Weekend packet. A family JagSwag gift bundle will be awarded to the winning Family at brunch on Sunday. All posts for the Social Media Scavenger Hunt are due by 11 p.m. on Saturday, October 28.

Game Room Open Hours, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (Friday, Saturday), 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Sunday)
Come and test your skills at billiards, table tennis, and the latest in video games in the game room.

Open Recreation at the Campus Recreation Outdoor Facility (CROF), 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Friday-Sunday)
Located north of University Tower and free for use when accompanied by an IUPUI student with CrimsonCard. Facility offers three outdoor basketball courts, two sand volleyball courts, and green space for leisure and recreation activities.

Family Walking Tour (Self-Guided), All Day (Friday-Sunday)
Stroll with the family to see various areas of the IUPUI Campus and Indianapolis Community including academic buildings, recreational and athletic facilities, the White River, downtown canal, Monumental Circle, and much more!

*IUPUI Athletics or Homecoming event.

Note: event times are subject to change.

REGISTER

Cost is only $25 per person. IUPUI students and Children 12 years or under attend free!

Family Weekend registration cost includes 1 parking pass for the weekend per family, 1 family packet per family, Sunday Family Brunch, IUPUI Athletics event tickets, and additional Family Weekend programing. 

Registration for Family Weekend 2017 is now closed. Stay tuned to this webpage for highlights from the 3rd Annual Family Weekend and information in anticipation for Family Weekend 2018.


PARKING

All guests will park in the Vermont Street Parking Garage located at 1004 W. Vermont St., Indanapolis, IN 46202.  Parking passes will be distributed at check-in. View an IUPUI visitor parking map here.

WHERE TO STAY

Indianapolis has plenty of options when it comes to hotels. There are a number of options within walking distance of IUPUI. Many offer discounted rates for IUPUI visitors, so be sure to inquire when you make your reservation.  Find a hotel here.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Parent and Family Programs at jagfam@iupui.edu or (317) 274-3699.

THANK YO TO OUR FAMILY WEEKEND 2017 SPONSERS & PARTNERS
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
IUPUI LGBTQ+ Center

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. 


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