Parents & Families

Information for New Families

Butler is pleased to welcome our newest members of the Butler Parent Association. Please review the below information for some helpful hints to ensure that you have all the information and support you need as your student transitions to campus. Contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Programs with any questions at 800-368-6852, ext. 9946.

Butler University Parent Council

Learn more about how you can be involved by visiting the Parent Council website. This group is available during the year to answer questions or receive feedback from families. The deadline to apply for the 2014-15 academic year has passed, but families will have the opportunity to apply to serve again in fall of 2015.  Visit the Parent Council website to learn more about the group and how to apply.   

Family Weekend 2014

Save the date for Family Weekend 2014, October 31-November 2. Registration information will be mailed to the home address of each undergraduate student this fall. More information regarding the schedule of events will be available on the  Family Weekend website at the start of the fall semester.

Update Your Contact Information

Make sure you are receiving the latest updates and information from the University by updating your contact information. You will receive our monthly Parent NewsFlash email, Butler Magazine, and pertinent mailings throughout the year.

Connect with Fellow Parents

Join the Butler Parent Page on Facebook to connect with other Butler families. This page is a great source for parent questions and information or to just meet other Butler families in your area. You must be logged-in to your Facebook account to access the page.

Welcome Week Programming

If you are looking for more information regarding the schedule for Welcome Week or move-in, visit the Welcome Week website. You'll find details for both you and your student. There's also information about pre-Welcome Week programs and campus FAQ's. 


The online health program, MyStudentBody, gives Butler University parents resources and strategies to help keep students safe, healthy, and happy. Register today at with BUTLERPARENT as the school code, to explore videos, articles, and interactive tools that are designed to help parents strengthen communication skills and develop effective prevention strategies related to alcohol, drugs, and dating and sexual violence. 

All incoming first year and transfer students will be asked to complete the MyStudentBody Essentials course before arriving on campus.  An email requesting their completion will be sent around August 1. Additional information can be found at:

Want More Information?

Visit the Butler University parent website for a comprehensive list of parent FAQs, general information and parent resources. This information is available year-round and is a great way to learn more about campus and the opportunities available to our families.