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Family Weekend

Thank you for joining us for Family Weekend 2020! 

Family College Info Sessions

Recordings of each of the Family College information sessions will be available following the event. 

Campus Without Borders

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

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.

Please note, the on-campus housing costs detailed in this session are inaccurate. Specific information regarding on-campus residence hall and apartment fees can be found here: https://www.butler.edu/tuition

 

Internship and Career Planning 101

The Office for Career and Professional Success 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.

 

Student Involvement

Butler has over 130 student organizations and even more ways for your student to get involved. Learn more about supporting your student's leadership and involvement on campus. 

 

Thriving, Not Surviving, During a Pandemic

Global unrest does not have to equal personal distress. Butler Counseling and Consultation Services will provide tips that promote general well-being for college students, and tailor them to our current experience of coping with COVID-19

 

The Value of a Liberal Arts Education

What does a Liberal Arts degree mean? What does it mean for a business major to know chemistry, for a pharmacy student to practice art, for a theatre major to study psychology?  The strength of the Liberal Arts degree lies in a student’s ability to adapt to an ever-changing world and an ever-changing work place. A college degree from Butler will land you a job or a spot in a graduate program after you graduate, but a Liberal Arts degree will allow you to adapt to new challenges and careers after your first job and graduate school. Come learn about the strength of a Butler Liberal Arts degree and what it means for you not just after graduation, but many years down the road.

 

 

Questions can be directed to parents@butler.edu or by calling the Office of New Student & Family Programs at 317-940-8648.  

Family Weekend Schedule

What You Need To Know

Family Weekend General Information

Family Weekend is virtual this year! There are a series of programs that are live through Zoom as well as some websites and resources that you can peruse at your own leisure. Thanks for joining us! 

Events are open to all Butler students and their families. You can join by yourself or make a plan for your family to participate with you.

All programs are FREE for Virtual Participation. 

Please note: Live stream links to events will not be included in your registration email. You will receive a follow-up email with links to access each event for which you are registered prior to the start of the program.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Office of New Student and Family Programs at 317-940-8648 or via email at parent@butler.edu. Go Dawgs!

 

Friday, October 2

Time Event
7:30 - 10:30 PM (EDT)

Nerdology

Live Stream

Make a trivia team with your family at home and your friends Butler, login to the Trivia platform and get ready to compete for prizes donated by the Butler Bookstore! Come join in the nerdy fun.

There are several times to join in the trivia games. 

7:30 - 8:30 PM (EDT) - A little bit of everything 

8:30 - 9:30 PM (EDT) - Disney

9:30 - 10:30 PM (EDT) - Netflix & Stranger Things

 

  • Submitted your Team name in the Family Weekend registration form? Choose it from the game menu and sign in, then Facetime/Google Hang Out/Zoom together as a Family Team to chat about your answers!
  • Didn't pre-register, no problem! Email parent@butler.edu to add a new team.
  • Joining as a single player? Choose Team Name: Uncle Butler’s Kids and make some new Family Weekend friends! Uncle Butler's Kids can use this Zoom to connect with eachother. 

Saturday, October 3

Time Event

11:00 - 11:45 AM (EDT)

Family College 

The family college is a chance for families to get more information on some areas of interest.

The Family College sessions are happening concurrently. Participating as a family? Pick a topic and watch different sessions and chat later about what was discussed. However don’t worry if you can’t join all of the sessions, they are being recorded and we will post the videos as well as points of contact, office websites, and additional information to the Family Weekend website next week. 

Campus without Borders

Live Stream (Password: abroad)

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

Live Stream (Password: 914908)

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. 

Internship and Career Planning 101

Live Stream (Password: Caps365)

The Office for Career and Professional Success 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.

Student Involvement

Live Stream (Password: ButlerSIL)

Butler has over 130 student organizations and even more ways for your student to get involved. Learn more about supporting your student's leadership and involvement on campus. 

Thriving, Not Surviving, During a Pandemic

Live Stream (Password: 744955)

Global unrest does not have to equal personal distress. Butler Counseling and Consultation Services will provide tips that promote general well-being for college students, and tailor them to our current experience of coping with COVID-19

The Value of a Liberal Arts Education 

Live Stream (Password: 304318)

What does a Liberal Arts degree mean? What does it mean for a business major to know chemistry, for a pharmacy student to practice art, for a theatre major to study psychology?  The strength of the Liberal Arts degree lies in a student’s ability to adapt to an ever-changing world and an ever-changing work place. A college degree from Butler will land you a job or a spot in a graduate program after you graduate, but a Liberal Arts degree will allow you to adapt to new challenges and careers after your first job and graduate school. Come learn about the strength of a Butler Liberal Arts degree and what it means for you not just after graduation, but many years down the road.

 

2:00 - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Conversation & Coloring with NatterDoodle

Live Stream (Password: Coloring) 

Join Natalie of @NatterDoodles for a conversation about finding joy in times of uncertainty, while coloring. You're NEVER too old to color! Unique and one-of-a-kind Butler-themed coloring pages will be available! #Sprinklepositivityconfetti

To prepare for the event: 

  • Gather some crayons, colored pencils or markers
  • Download and print the PDF coloring pages (or)
  • Upload them to an iPad and use an app like (Procreate) (or)
  • Grab your own paper and doodle your own special drawing.  

Hands pretending to color a drawing of iconic Butler imagery (1 of the 3 coloring pages linked above!)

 

4:00 - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Conversation with Andrew Gelwicks '15

Live Stream  (Password: Andrew) 

Join us for a conversation with Andrew Gelwicks, a 2015 Butler Graduate, Celebrity Stylist, and author of  forthcoming book, The Queer Advantage: Conversations with LGBTQ+ Leaders on the Power Of  Identity

About Andrew: Born and raised in the midwest, Andrew Gelwicks is a celebrity fashion stylist, writer, and speaker.
He worked at GQ and Teen Vogue before beginning his own venture as a celebrity fashion stylist. Andrew's portfolio includes rising and seasoned stars including Catherine O’Hara, Michael Douglas, Tommy Dorfman, KJ Apa, Barbie Ferreira, and the Queer Eye cast, among many others.

His debut book, The Queer Advantage, is a compilation of interviews with the world's most successful leaders — from Billie Jean King to Lee Daniels to Barney Frank to Margaret Cho — on how their queer identities have positively impacted their careers and lives. The book will be released by Hachette on October 13, 2020 and was named one of the "most anticipated books of fall 2020" by TIME. Based on his conversations in The Queer Advantage, Andrew is speaking at institutions around the world to help them advance their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

He lives in New York City and Los Angeles.

 

This event is cosponsored with the Student Government Association: Diversity Equity & Inclusion Board: Gender and Sexuality Committee and Alliance. Student panelists will include: Andre Hardy ‘23 Committee Board Member, Renee Fezatte ‘23 Committee Board Member, and Cass Stec, Alliance President.  

 

 

7:30 - 10:30 PM (EDT)

Nerdology

Live Stream

Make a trivia team with your family at home and your friends Butler, login to the Trivia platform and get ready to compete for prizes donated by the Butler Bookstore! Come join in the nerdy fun.
There are several times to join in the trivia games. Themes to be announced.

 

7:30 - 8:30 PM (EDT) - Harry Potter

8:30 - 9:30 PM (EDT) - Halloween and Villains

9:30 - 10:30 PM (EDT) - A little bit of everything (Part 2)!

 

  • Submitted your Team name in the Family Weekend registration form? Choose it from the game menu and sign in, then Facetime/Google Hang Out/Zoom together as a Family Team to chat about your answers!
  • Didn't pre-register, no problem! Email parent@butler.edu to add a new team.
  • Joining as a single player? Choose Team Name: Uncle Butler’s Kids and make some new Family Weekend friends! Uncle Butler's Kids can use this Zoom to connect with eachother. 

Sunday, October 4

Time Event
1:00 - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Let’s Dance with Dance Church
& Karl Watson ’12  

Live Stream - https://go.dancechurch.com/go-dance 

Dance Church Logo that is a circle with Dance Church lettering Karl Watson wearing a black vneck tshirt standing against a black backdrop

Let’s Dance with Dance Church hosted by alumnus, Karl Watson ’12. Dance Church is a movement class that offers a fun and inclusive approach to dancing. Designed for people of all shapes and sizes, backgrounds and identities. Dance Church is a communal space for people who want to move their bodies. Dance Church Go is a live-steaming version of the in-person classes. The teacher leads this 55 minute experience with a series of movement cues, accompanied by a curated playlist of multi-genre pop music. The format is open, but guided throughout.

To dance at home, we recommend that you move your coffee tables, roll up your rugs, raise your murphy beds and follow along. Keep the space safe for yourself and others, watch out for your edges and the edges of the furniture. Families, please use your own discretion when participating with children – Dance Church is PG-13. 

Check out the Dance Church Instagram to get a feel for what happens in a Dance Church class! 

4:00 - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Family Fitness Yoga 

Live Stream (Password: Fitness)

Looking to find a way to relax and unwind on Sunday afternoon? Join us for a live virtual yoga class with @Bu.Fitness!

4:00 - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Butler Catholic Community Mass

Live Stream 

Catholic Sunday Mass

7:00 PM (EDT)

Beethoven @ Butler 2020: The Complete Piano Sonatas - Part 4 of 9

Live Stream 

To commemorate the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, the Butler University School of Music is presenting the complete 32 Piano Sonatas in a series of nine recitals. Throughout 2020, Beethoven celebrations are happening at venues all around the world, and Butler is proud to present this series as a part of the international festivities.

Due to the international pandemic, all nine performances are closed to the public, and will stream live from the Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall on Butler’s Campus. Each performance will then be available to view through the Archive on the Butler Arts and Events Center website until January 11, 2020

Virtual 5K

Registration for our Virtual 5k is open through Friday (10/2)

Registration for Butler Community members with an @butler.edu email address can register through the IM League Platform
Family members who join the walk/run can post a photo or video of their virtual 5K and tag @butlerimsports on Instagram. 

Participants may run at any time from October 3-October 25. 

 

Bulldog Boutique - Surprise Your Student!

 

We are advertising Butler Alumni who are artisans or own local businesses!  Some shops offer Butler themed items, Family Weekend Discounts, or ways to treat your student to a surprise. 

 

Butler Dining

Want to give your college student a suprise? 

Opt to order them a "gift from home" through Dining Services! 

List of Gift from Home Options

 

lilly lane flowers - HOME Deliveries

lilly lane was founded in 2008 by Becky Ruby-Wojtowicz '05. Since then, lilly lane has provided wedding florals to over 1000 couples, including countless Butler alums, and is proud to provide floral for campus events. In 2020, lilly lane founded HOME in recognition of the community that has been created out of these weddings and events. HOME offers weekly delivery and pickup options as well as a flower subscription club.

Sunflowers and text: Giving back starts at HOME; $5 of sales goes to charity of your choice."

$5 of a bouquet purchase will be donated to the Butler Emergency Assistance Fund

The Butler Emergency Assistance Fund was created to provide gift assistance to students with a short-term, unforeseen financial hardship or immediate expense that may impact their academic success at Butler University.

 

Please note that bouquets will be delivered October 30. Pre-order sales occur from now through October 27. 

 

Molly Martz Photography

Molly Martz Photography is owned by Molly Martz '10. 

Schedule a mini-session, headshots, engagement photos, student portraits or more! 

The Shop - Indy Swag

The Shop - Butler Swag

The Shop is located on Broad Ripple Avenue and offers Indianapolis swag as well as Butler tshirts. Check out The Shop online for your Indy and Butler spirit wear. 
Lafree Wood Shop LLC

Lafree Wood Shop is owned by Kristi Lafree a Butler staff member. 

Reclaimed wood designs with English Bulldog and the State of Indiana signs. They are made and sold in Indiana.

To purchase contact Kristi Lafree at kristi@lafreewoodshop.com

 

Wood carved into shape of English Bulldog that is flat to mount on wall.

English Bulldog: $40
22”w x 18.5”h

 

Wood carved into shape of Indiana that is flat to mount on wall.

Indiana: $40
11.5”w x 24”h

 

Stormstriker

Justin's unique painting style brings life and energy to your living space! He is an officially licensed artist for Butler University and loves to paint for the Dawgs!  Please visit www.stormstriker.com to learn more about Justin's art.

Our paintings make great gifts, and can be purchased on www.etsy.com/shop/stormstriker. We also take custom orders at stormstrikerjp@gmail.com or through our website.

Handpainted Bulldog Logo in blue, black, gray and white Butler Logo handpainted in blue, gray, black and white

Man wearing a painting smock, painting the Butler University Logo  Handpainted Hinkle and Butler Logo

 

Theory Smith

Theory Smith Logo

Looking for Butler totes, masks and clutches, check out Theory Smith

Place an order on the Theory Smith Etsy Shop.   

Hinkle profile of the windows and dome of the building printed on Tote fabric Sequin clutch with bulldog logo Hinkle profile of the windows and dome of the building printed on clutch fabric 

Bulldog logo masks Stone Bulldog statue in front of Atherton Union wearing a mask

The Queer Advantage: Conversations with LGBTQ+ leaders on the power of identity 

Andrew Gelwicks '15 is a Butler College of Communication graduate, a Celebrity Stylist in New York City, and soon to be published author. Andrew will be joining us for a moderated conversation on Saturday, October 3rd.

Andrew's book, The Queer Advantage: Conversations with LGBTQ+ leaders on the power of identity is on sale via the Butler Bookstore website

ZJB Photography

Custom jewelry and cufflinks made from the old practice gym floor at Hinkle Fieldhouse. 

Hinkle practice floor shaped into a bracelet.

Follow ZJB Photography Instagram for Butler Photography. 

 

On-Campus Residence Mailing Addresses

Below are the standard mailing addresses. Be sure to include the building name below the student's name for proper delivery (it is in bold only for easy reference on this page). Students are given a unique mailbox number with their room assignment information that must be included for mail delivery; it is not their residence hall room number.

Residence Halls:

Student’s Name
Residential College
630 W. Hampton Dr. Box ___
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Student’s Name
Ross Hall
629 W. Hampton Dr. Box ___
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Student’s Name
Irvington House 
750 W. Hampton Dr. Box ___
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Student’s Name
Fairview House
4550 Sunset Ave. Box ___
Indianapolis, IN 46208

 

Apartments

Student’s Name
Apartment Village
5026 Boulevard Place, Apt LETTER and NUMBER (ex. A301)
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(It is important that the apartment letter and number be included for proper delivery.)

Butler Terrace
Each apartment has its own mailbox. However, Butler Terrace has four different street addresses, and unique mailbox numbers that are distinctive for each apartment.
For a specific Butler Terrace address, please contact Residence Life. 

Student's Name
South Campus Apartments
4251 Haughey Ave, Apt LETTER and NUMBER (ex. C1)
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(It is important that the apartment letter and number be included for proper delivery.)

Student’s Name
University Terrace
599 W. Westfield Blvd, Apt ___
Indianapolis, IN 46208

 

Hardhat Tour of the New Sciences Complex

Hardhat Tour of the New Sciences Complex

Step inside and see the progress on Butler’s $100 million investment to expand and renovate our science facilities. This transformative project will add 55,000 square feet of additional academic space, high-tech classrooms, state-of-the-art lab space, and collaborative work spaces for students across multiple disciplines. Join us for a live, interactive tour of the new building and renovated space and learn more about the project from Dean Jay Howard and various LAS faculty. 

Additional information can be found on the New Sciences' Complex story

Please note that this video was recorded during Butler's Homecoming Weekend (September 26). It is not a live session, but if you have any questions, as it suggests during the video, you are welcome to email alumni@butler.edu and they will direct your questions to the appropriate source. 

 

Virtual Office Hours

Have questions or just want to learn more about a particular office? Though you may not be in person, you can still 'take care of business' from afar!

 

Office of Residence Life

Office Hours:

 Monday - Friday

9:00AM - 5:00PM EDT

317-940-9458

reslife@butler.edu

If you have building or area specific questions, reach out to a specific Residence Life staff member

 

Office of Student Accounts

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT

You may contact us by email at studentaccounts@butler.edu or by leaving a voice mail message at 317-940-9353.   

 

Office of Financial Aid

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:30AM - 5:00PM EDT

317.940.8200

finaid@butler.edu

The Office of Financial Aid is open as normal with full service & is recommending calls and emails at this time.

 

Office of the Dean of Students

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:30AM - 5:00PM EDT

Calls and Zoom meetings available

317-940-9470

deanofstudents@butler.edu