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   Family Weekend is November 10-12!

Registration for Family Weekend is now closed. Please contact the Alumni & Parent Programs office with questions or concerns at 800-368-6852, ext. 9946.

Scroll down to see the schedule for the 2017 Family Weekend, Friday through Sunday evening. Please also see the right panes for lodging and entertainment options.
 

Schedule Updates

Campus Safety Discussion with BUPD Saturday, 9:30 - 10:15 AM and 10:30 - 11:15 AM
Pharmacy Building, Room 103
College of Pharmacy Building Tours Saturday, 10:00 AM - Noon
Fraternity Open Houses All Greek houses, Saturday 3:00-5:00 PM
(Beta Theta Pi in Pharmacy Building, Room 150)

New Event Locations

Lacy School of Business Discussion Irwin Library
Campus without Boarders  Pharmacy Building, Room 150
It’s All Greek To Me  Pharmacy Building, Room 156
Internship and Career Services    Jordan Hall, Room 141
Lil’s Sibs Build a Bulldog Pharmacy Building, Room 106

 

Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, November 10

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Chat with the Chair
Lilly Hall, room 161

Families are invited to join Theatre Chair Diane Timmerman and Butler Theatre majors, faculty, and staff for snacks and informal conversation.

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Family Weekend Information
Health and Recreation Complex (HRC) Lobby

Receive a schedule of the weekend’s events, pick up your event tickets, and receive campus information.

4:30 - 5:30 PM

An Interactive Discussion for Business Students and Parents
New Location TBA

Your BLUEprint for Success: Building Careers a Semester at a Time

All business students participate in the 4-year, structured Career Development program with two internships and a career mentor.  Learn more about the program, including our student successes and our partnerships with the business community. 
Hear from the Director of Career Development and meet current students, staff, and career mentors. Please join us and share your ideas and feedback. Beverages and light snacks will be served. Registration is requested through the
Family Weekend online registration form.

5:30 PM

Dinner Out in Indianapolis

Enjoy one of the many great restaurants that the city has to offer with your Butler student. Let them share one of their favorite discoveries or try something new. Check out the city’s online guide to top eateries to make your selection!

7:00 PM

J. I. Holcolmb Observatory and Planetarium Show with Telescope Viewing
Holcomb Observatory

Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children and students under 18. Butler students are free with ID. No reservations required. Doors open at 7:00 PM with Planetarium Show at 7:30 PM and Telescope Viewing (weather permitting) at 8:30 PM.

7:00 PM

Butler Men's Basketball vs. Kennesaw State
Hinkle Fieldhouse

Don’t miss one of the first opportunities of the season to see the men’s basketball team in action! Come cheer on the Dawgs in historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. Youth tickets are available for ages 3–12.
Please note, your Butler student is admitted for free to sit in the student section. Families wanting their Butler student to sit with them in the stands need to purchase a ticket for their student with their order.
**Discounted tickets will be available through your Family Weekend registration.

7:30 PM

Butler Opera Theatre presents “Opera Scenes and Arias featuring Angela Brown”
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts

Butler Opera Theatre presents fully staged, full-length productions of music theatre in its varied forms: opera, musical theatre, cabaret and review. Tickets are available at ButlerArtsCenter.org

8:00 PM

SGA Screening of Wonder Woman
Jordan Hall, Room 141

Butler families are invited to a special presentation of the hit movie Wonder Woman. Free to attend.

 

Saturday, November 11

8:00 AM

Family Weekend Information
Health and Recreation Complex (HRC) Lobby

Receive a schedule of the weekend’s events, pick up your event tickets, and receive campus information.

8:00 AM

Tailgating at Hinkle Fieldhouse
Hinkle Fieldhouse Parking Lot

Single car parking passes will be available through Family Weekend registration for $20 each. Limited availability. First come, first served.
Please note the complete tailgating policy listed on the Butler Athletics website.

TBD

Kappa Kappa Gamma Dad's Day
821 W Hampton Drive

Chapter women invite families of current chapter members to tour the KKG chapter house and enjoy food truck food prior to attending the Butler football game. Time TBD. Please RSVP to PR chairman, Maddie Reidy.

9:00 AM -
5:00 PM

Butler Ballet Studio Dress Rehearsals for The Nutcracker
Lilly Hall

Enjoy of preview of Butler Ballet’s annual holiday performance by observing rehearsals from the windows outside the studios

9:30 - 10:15 AM

Family College (Session I)

The family college is a chance for parents to get more information on some areas of interest. All classes are offered at the two times listed below.
Room assignments for the sessions will be available in November. 

Campus without Borders
Pharmacy Building, Room 150

Butler offers many programs for students to study abroad and experience different cultures.  Learn more about the world of opportunities available to Butler students.

It's All Greek to Me
Pharmacy Building, Room 156

Is your student considering participating in Greek formal recruitment in January? If so, you will want to come hear about fraternities, sororities, and recruitment from student representatives of the
Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association, along with Becky Druetzler, Director of Greek Life. 

Internship and Career Planning 101
Jordan Hall, room 141

The Office for Internship and Career Services will discuss the programs and assistance available to students when searching for an internship or career opportunity. 
It is never too early for your student to beginning planning for life after Butler. Learn more about the resources available to help students transition to professional life.

Campus Safety
Pharmacy Building, Room 103

Join the Butler University Police Department for a discussion about campus safety. Families will learn about current procedures and have the opportunity to ask questions.

10:30 -
11:15 AM

Family College (Session II)

The family college is a chance for parents to get more information on some areas of interest. All classes are offered at the two times listed below.
Check the Family Weekend website for the latest offerings.
Room assignments for the sessions will be available at the Family Weekend registration area on Saturday morning. 

Campus without Borders
Pharmacy Building, Room 150

Butler offers many programs for students to study abroad and experience different cultures.  Learn more about the world of opportunities available to Butler students.

It's All Greek to Me
Pharmacy Building, Room 156

Is your student considering participating in Greek formal recruitment in January? If so, you will want to come hear about fraternities, sororities, and recruitment from student representatives of the
Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association, along with Becky Druetzler, Director of Greek Life. 

Internship and Career Planning 101
Jordan Hall, room 141

The Office for Internship and Career Services will discuss the programs and assistance available to students when searching for an internship or career opportunity. 
It is never too early for your student to beginning planning for life after Butler. Learn more about the resources available to help students transition to professional life.

Campus Safety
Pharmacy Building, Room 103

Join the Butler University Police Department for a discussion about campus safety. Families will learn about current procedures and have the opportunity to ask questions.

10:00 AM -
12:00 PM

College of Pharmacy Tours
Pharmacy Building

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences welcomes you to Family Weekend. The College will have the building open for tours from 10am to noon on Saturday, November 11th with great views from the 4th floor patio (weather permitting). The College’s Student Groups will have various items for sale in the building during that time as well. We look forward to your visit.

10:00 AM -
12:00 PM

Lil' Sibs Build-a-Bulldog! 
Pharmacy Building, Room 106

Blue Key invites Butler students and their younger siblings for two hours of fun! During this time, each child will get a chance to create their own stuffable bulldog, design a handmade collar, enjoy cookies, and listen to a story with their new friend! Each younger sibling will create a bulldog, and Butler students will assist them. Cost is $10 per sibling and space is limited.

10:30 AM

Explore Butler 
Robertson Hall

If you are traveling to campus with a younger sibling who might also be interested in attending Butler, we invite you to participate in an Explore Butler session hosted by the Office of Admission.
Registration is required and may be completed online.

11:30 AM -
1:00 PM

Family Weekend Lunch
Efroymson Family Gym, Hinkle Fieldhouse

Families are invited to attend a special lunch in historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. This catered meal will include fun for the family and provide the opportunity to meet faculty and staff from across campus.
Registration is required, and a reservation is needed for your Butler student too. See the Family Weekend registration for complete details.  

1:00 PM

Butler Football vs Valparaiso
Sellick Bowl

Cheer on the ‘Dawgs for the final home football game of the season and Senior Day. Discounted tickets are available through Family Weekend registration.

1:00 PM

Women's Volleyball vs Providence
Hinkle Fieldhouse

Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for kids ages 3-12, or free with your ticket stub from Saturday’s football game.

3:00 -
5:00 PM

Fraternity Open Houses
Hampton Drive

Men interested in participating in Greek recruitment are encouraged to visit each fraternity house and learn more about Greek Life at Butler. Parents are also welcome to attend.

4:00 -
5:00 PM

CRU Open House
519 W. Hampton Drive

Join us for an open house for families of students involved in Butler CRU.

5:00 PM

PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero
Clowes Memorial Hall

It's time to be a hero! Join Catboy, Owelette, and Gekko - live on stage as they race into the night to save the day from triple trouble: Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl!
PJ MASKS LIVE is a super-heroic, brand new live show, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series: The PJ MASKS! Watch Catboy, Owelette and Gekko as they try to save the day from
their sneaky villains - Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl! Fluttering feathers! Leaping Lizards! What a CAT-tastrophe!

 You've NEVER seen the PJ Masks like this before - leaping, flipping and climbing - live on stage! Complete with your favorite music and brand new songs you've never heard before!
Don't sleep through it - watch the PJ Masks save the day, live on stage! Tickets are available through the Clowes Hall box office or online.

All audience members, regardless of age, require a ticket.

7:00 PM

J.I. Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium Show with Telescope Viewing
Holcomb Observatory

Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children and students under 18. Butler students are free with ID. No reservations required.
Doors open at 7:00 PM with Planetarium Show at 7:30 PM and Telescope Viewing (weather permitting) at 8:30 PM.

7:00 PM

Women's Basketball vs Austin Peavy
Hinkle Fieldhouse

Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for kids ages 3-12, or free with your ticket stub from Saturday’s football game.

8:00 PM

SGA Screening of Wonder Woman
Jordan Hall, Room 141

Butler families are invited to a special presentation of the hit movie Wonder Woman. Free to attend.

 

Sunday, November 12

10:00 AM

Roman Catholic Mass, All Visitors Welcome
Atherton Union, Reilly Room 

2:00 -
4:00 PM

Panhellenic Association Sorority Open Houses
Hampton Drive

All women students are encouraged to visit each sorority house and learn more about Greek Life at Butler. Parents are also welcome to attend

6:00 PM

Butler Men's Basketball vs Princeton
Hinkle Fieldhouse Parking Lot

Don’t miss one of the first opportunities of the season to see the men’s basketball team in action! Come cheer on the Dawgs in historic Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Youth tickets are available for ages 3–12.
Please note, your Butler student is admitted for free to sit in the student section. Families wanting their Butler student to sit with them in the stands need to
purchase a ticket for their student with their order. Discounted tickets will be available through your Family Weekend registration.