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Parents & Families

Butler University faculty and staff are here for your students, but they also need the support of their families to complete a great college experience. The Office of Alumni & Parent Programs is a resource for parents and families and provides information to assist you in guiding your student through this important stage in life. Throughout your student's undergraduate career we will keep you connected with informational updates, volunteer opportunities, and occasions for you to connect with the Butler community both in Indianapolis and across the country.

All parents are automatically members of our Parent Association. Campus news, information, and updates are distributed to parents through the Parent NewsFlash email newsletter. Please also visit the Butler Parent Facebook page to connect with other parents and families. Update your contact information to ensure that you receive the latest parent communications.

Parent Association

Parents of every Butler student automatically become members of the Parent Association. Through this organization, parents are invited to share and support their student's university experience.

Family Guide

This online resource details about campus and most offices, including contact names and phone numbers. It will serve as a great reference for you throughout the year. 

Information for Parents & Families


Questions about Campus?

We encourage you to have your student address specific questions or issues for themselves on campus, but general information is available to you on the services and programs available to your student.  If you can’t find the information you need, please email your questions to

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Parent Council

The Parent Council is an advisory board made up of current Butler families. It is an excellent way to stay involved with the University and represent Butler in your community during your student's undergraduate career. Learn more about the Council and member responsibilities.  


Visit our Commencement website for information about Commencement. Dates, times, locations, where to stay, where to park can all be found on this helpful resource. Can’t make it to the ceremony? There’s even a link to watch the event live online.

Support Butler

Tuition simply doesn’t cover the cost of educating each Butler student—the University relies on annual support through gifts from alumni, parents, and friends. Gifts from current and past parents support numerous activities and areas on campus such as the Visiting Writers Series, laboratory equipment, business community outreach programs, and Internet connections in each dorm room. Butler offers a wide variety of ways to give, and parents give at all levels.