While we wish we could welcome you on campus this fall, our 2020 Virtual Family Weekend still offers plenty of opportunities to be a part of our community. From a gift pack to fun and informative sessions, join the IUP family
In our virtual workshop sessions, you’ll learn more about the many pieces that make up the IUP community. These sessions are interactive, so come prepared with your questions!
Thursday, September 24, 20204:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Register for the Alumni Legacy Event.
Did you spend time in the Oak Grove, visit the Co-Op’s College Lodge, attend a football game, or enjoy midnight pancakes when you were on campus?
Join fellow IUP Legacy Alumni parents, your college student, and members of the Alumni and Friends team as we discuss some of IUP’s most tried and true traditions, while connecting with members of the IUP family.
Prizes will be available!
Saturday, September 26, 202011:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Register for Mapping Your IUP Career Game Plan.
We want students to start thinking about their career goals sooner rather than later, because we know that it helps them to find success in college and ensures that once they graduate, they know what happens next.
In this session, you’ll learn about the IUP Career Game Plan, developed by the IUP Career and Professional Development Center. It’s a checklist of activities to complete from the start of a student’s freshman year to when they join the ranks of IUP alumni. Learn what tasks/services/events we recommend to students every year they’re at IUP, along with the services and programs available to students to help them make the transition from college to the professional world as seamless as possible.
Saturday, September 26, 20201:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Register for Free Speech, Hate Speech, and the Obligations of Public Universities.
In this session, we will discuss what the First Amendment’s protection of speech means at a public university. What does the First Amendment say about the freedom of speech, and what does that mean? Who or what is the First Amendment aimed at? – i.e., the 1st Amendment limits the power of government entities only. Are you aware that IUP is a government entity?
Hate speech is protected by the 1st Amendment. The government/IUP can’t discipline someone because they’ve said something offensive. But not all speech is protected. Nor can you say whatever you want at anytime, anywhere. Government/IUP can regulate certain aspects of speech so that it can fulfill its core mission. Furthermore, speech that amounts to harassment or represents a true threat is not protected. Although we have a legal right to express offensive ideas, that doesn’t mean it’s always a good idea. Speech has consequences. We have an obligation to be thoughtful in our speech and sometimes censor ourselves.
Saturday, September 26, 20203:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register for the Fraternity and Sorority Life at IUP presentation.
The Office of Fraternity/Sorority Life (FSL) and Student Engagement, located in the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement, would like you to join them to learn about what FSL has to offer for undergraduate students. Going Greek at IUP provides opportunities for students to develop in areas such as, academic success, leadership, philanthropy, character, and many more. Our session will include: an introduction to FSL and the four student governing councils, various opportunities IUP chapters provide for students, how to join, debunking stereotypes, and a Q&A session with student leaders in the FSL community.
Looking to have some fun and engage with your IUP family? Join one or both of these events hosted by STATIC, IUP’s student-run events programming board. You can learn more and sign up on the STATIC website.
Thursday, Sept. 24, 8:00 p.m.
This event is limited to IUP students, but families can listen in on the same screen.
Friday, Sept. 25, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 25.
Family members can tune into our Instagram channel as one of our Residence Directors, Tori Campbell, showcases student life on campus.
Throughout Family Weekend.
Show your IUP Pride! We will be hosting an IUP Family Photo contest during Family Weekend. Students and family members are asked to show their Crimson and Gray #IUPproud photos by tagging us on social, using #IUPFamilyWeekend or commenting on our Facebook
post to enter to win. Winners will be randomly selected.
From September 26 through October 11, grab some IUP gear! All IUP gifts and apparel will be 20 to 50 percent off.
The collection of videos at the top of this page gives you a glimpse at life on campus through student events, campus tours and videos, academics, the arts, and more.