Family Weekend

Family Weekend: What to Expect and How to Sign Up

As a parent, we know you enjoy spending time with your student when you can, and a great way to do this is by attending IWU’s Family Weekend on March 23-25. Scheduled events are family friendly for all ages, and any family members may attend. Feel free to invite parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles or cousins. Listed below are some of the activities we have planned for the fun-filled weekend!


Family Game Night

This casual and relaxed event will take place in the Barnes Student Center Commons from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, March 23. A variety of games will be provided as well as pizza and snacks.

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”

The recent film, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” will be available to watch for $2.00 at the Globe Theater in the Barnes Student Center on Friday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m., 9:45 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. The movie will also be shown on Saturday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live is a series of comedic sketches performed by IWU students in the chapel auditorium. The show will take place at 8:45 p.m. on March 23. Tickets are available for $5.00 at: Seats fill up fast, so purchase tickets now. You and your family will be glad you did.

The Amazing Race 

Your family can compete as a team in an Amazing Race across campus at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24. The race will begin in the Barnes Student Center banquet rooms and will include a series of fun relays for the whole family.

Campus Bus Tour

At 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, you and your student will have the opportunity to attend a campus bus tour that meets at the Nebraska Street Circle. This tour will also allow younger siblings to see the campus they may choose to attend in the future.

Family Weekend Banquet

This fun family dinner will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Barnes Student Center Commons. Your spot at the meal can purchased when you register online. To top off the evening, comedian and illusionist Michael Kent will entertain you and your family while you relax and eat.

What are you waiting for? Register for Family Weekend today! For more information and online registration forms visit:

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