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Family Weekend

Family Weekend

Save the date for Family Weekend 2016, November 4-6! 

Look for more information and schedule details to be available in August. If you have questions regarding Family Weekend or other parent programming, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Programs at 800-368-6852, ext. 9946.

Important Travel info for November 5

Saturday, November 5, will be the Monumental Marathon in downtown Indianapolis. This will cause some closures and delays in travelling to campus to enjoy the Family Weekend activities. Families are strongly encouraged to book overnight stays on the north side of Indianapolis to avoid closures downtown.

Health and Recreation Complex

Families are invited to enjoy the amenities of the HRC throughout Family Weekend when 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 fitness areas. See the group fitness schedule this fall for fitness classes open to families on Saturday. 

Where to Stay 

November 4-6 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 partner page to learn more about the properties and how to book your reservation!

Enjoy the City 

Looking for ideas of what else to do in Indy? Visit the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau online at 


If you have questions about the weekend or programming, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at 800-368-6852 ext. 9946.