Family Weekend

  • Smiling student throwing a football in the Oak Grove

    Plan to attend Family Weekend on September 22–23, 2018, when IUP welcomes family members of our students at their home away from home. Mark your calendar, and allow us to entertain you and your student with an exciting weekend of activities.

  • With family friendly movies, art exhibits, academic events, and a home football game, there are tons of things to do on campus during the weekend. Or you can venture into the Indiana and surrounding communities for local festivals and markets. 

  • Family Weekend Highlights

    There are many activities to choose from throughout the weekend, and the ones described below are just a few! You can view the detailed schedule for complete listing of events, times, and locations.

    University Libraries and University Archives Open House Tours

    On Friday, September 21, explore what’s so “special” about the University Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives department. You will be treated to illuminated manuscripts, early editions of major authors, fascinating modern manuscripts, and gems from the university’s historic archives. Not only that, but you will learn how easy it is for your student to use these amazing resources. Pre-registration is required, indicate your attendance when you register to attend Family Weekend.


    On Saturday, September 22, enjoy self – guided tours, refreshments, and library swag.  These tours of Stapleton Library are designed to help families learn about some library places, services, and resources.  Studies show that students who spend more time in the library and use the resources the library provides are more likely to succeed academically.  These tours will highlight the academic heart of the campus, show families where their student gets his/her academic work done, and show them how their student is on the road to academic success. Complete the quick self-guided, turn in your card at the Library Swag and Refreshment table, and be entered into a drawing for a gift card. No need to pre-register.

    The Three Stooges “Live on Stage”

    Live on Pratt will kick of its 2018-19 season with the Three Stooges “Live on Stage,” a revival of the iconic live Three Stooges stage show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas from 1994 through 1996. This reprise boasts the best Three Stooges impersonators and is the only official show authorized, cleared, and licensed from the family estates of Howard, Fine, and DeRita. This show features the actual grandson of Curly Howard! You can purchase discounted tickets for the show online using the special code IUPFAMILY.

    Family Fun Day

    Family Fun Day will be held in the practice field beside Miller Stadium beginning at 1:30pm. The event is free for anyone to attend and weather permitting will continue until the 4:00 p.m. kickoff for the football game. Come out early and enjoy the pre-game activities for kids of all ages:

    • bounces houses
    • an obstacle course
    • sports skills challenges
    • face painting
    • appearances by our very own Crimson Hawk, Norm
    • and many other great activities and prizes throughout the day

    Co-op Store

    The Co-op Store will have extended hours for Family Weekend. Stop by to get your IUP gear:

    • Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Getting Around Campus

    Our interactive map can help you navigate campus, find parking areas, and much more. If you want to venture off campus, you can grab a ride with IndiGo Bus Services. Be sure to check their site for fees and routes.

    Parking on Campus

    Attendees will be provided with a parking pass for use while on campus during Family Weekend. See the designated parking areas across campus and download a printable map.

    Where to Stay

    Indiana offers several options for accommodations, including hotels and motels or bed and breakfasts.