Plan to visit for Family Weekend 2014, October 31-November
We hope that you will make plans to join us for Family Weekend
2014. Below you will find more information about the weekend's
activities and some important information. Online registration will
open in late September. Please note, Indianapolis observes
Daylight Savings Time, which will end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November
4. Please keep this in mind when planning your travel and
activities for Sunday. If you have questions please
contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at 800-368-6852,
Schedule of Events
A complete listing of events for the weekend will be posted
The Monumental Marathon
Saturday, November 1st will be the Monumental Marathon
in downtown Indianapolis. Road closures due to the marathon will
make travel to campus difficult between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on
Saturday. Families are strongly
encouraged to arrive on campus by 9:00 a.m. that day
and to book overnight stays on the north side of Indianapolis to
avoid closures downtown. Families arriving on campus prior to noon
on Saturday are advised to travel from the north to Boulevard and
46th. See the Monumental
Marathon course website for more information or
view the full list of closures.
Men's Basketball Tickets
A limited number of tickets for the men's basketball game on
November 1 will be available at the group rate for Family Weekend.
Once the reserved block sells out, single game tickets will be
available for purchase via Ticketmaster. It is
anticipated that this game will sell out, so families are
encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Your student gets into
the game for free with his/her id, but only to sit in the student
section. If you wish to sit with your student in the stands, a
ticket will need to be purchased for your student as well.
Where to Stay
October 31-November 2 will be a busy weekend in Indianapolis, so
we encourage you to make your travel plans early. Special rates are
available at many local hotels (subject to availability) for Butler
families. Visit our hotel partners website to learn
more about the properties and how to book your reservation!
Campus Arrival and Parking
Due to the campus streetscape project, the southbound lane of
Sunset (from 49th Street to Hampton Drive) will be
closed. Northbound traffic will be open. Families are encouraged to
enter campus by Clarendon from the south or by Boulevard and 46th
or Boulevard and Hampton from the east and to avoid 49th
Street. Please note: access to campus from the south will be
restricted on Saturday morning due to the Monumental Marathon.
Families arriving on campus prior to noon on Saturday are advised
to travel from the north to Boulevard and 46th. See the
Marathon website for more information or
view the full list of closures.
Families are welcome to park in any of the lots marked A, C, or
visitor during the Family Weekend. Parking is not permitted in the
student housing parking areas, which are labeled as B permit
parking. Parking at Hinkle Fieldhouse will be restricted prior to
both the football game and the men's basketball game. Parking will
only be available to those families purchasing tailgate parking
passes prior to the football game, and it is open only to
basketball season pass holders prior to the men's basketball
Health and Recreation Complex (HRC)
Families are invited to enjoy the amenities of the HRC
throughout Family Weekend. All family members must be accompanied
by their Butler student. Family members who are not 16 years of age
are only permitted to use the gym and pool facilities, not the
Family Weekend hours: Friday, 6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00
a.m.-10:00 p.m.; Sun 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Special Hours for Family Weekend
The Starbucksin Atherton Union will be open Saturday 8:00
a.m.-10:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m.-midnight.
The Butler Bookstore in Atherton Union will be open Saturday 8:00
a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Enjoy the City
Looking for ideas of what else to do in Indy? Visit the
Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau online at www.visitindy.com.
If you have a question about the weekend or programming, please
contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Programs at
800-368-6852, ext. 9946.