IUP students and families walk through the oak grove during family weekend.

September 27, 28, and 29, 2024

IUP welcomes families to campus to spend time with their students at their home away from home. The weekend will be filled with various activities and events that allow families to spend time exploring campus. 

Registration for Family Weekend will open in the summer. Check back for a registration link.  

2023 Schedule of Events

The following event schedule is from Family Weekend 2023. Events in 2024 will likely be similar. Please check back for a tentative 2024 schedule. 

Saturday, September 9

Time Event Location

8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Alumni Legacy Breakfast+


10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.


Performing Arts Center, Fisher Auditorium

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Opening Welcome/Keynote Speaker

Performing Arts Center, Fisher Auditorium

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

College Welcome Event

Oak Grove

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Green Dot Scavenger Hunt hosted by the IUP Haven Project

IUP Campus

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Library Discovery Experience: Stop by and learn how the library can save you time and money through an interactive game and qualify to win library-related prizes.

Stapleton Library

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

IUP Crafts and Games

  • Mini Golf
  • Virtual Reality Goggles
  • Craft events

Folger Student Center

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.


Hadley Union Building (HUB), Fitness Center, 2nd Floor

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

IUP Women's Soccer
IUP vs. St. Michael's

South Campus Field
137 University Drive

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Introduction to Meditation

Suites on Maple East, G-18

4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Hall of Fame Football Game*
IUP vs. East Stroudsburg

Miller Stadium

7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Family Night Bingo
sponsored by the Office of Student Wellness and Engagement and BACCHUS

Hadley Union Building (HUB)

+Separate registration required.
#Limited to 25 participants.
*Ticket required, purchase at the IUP Box Office located at Miller Stadium.

Check Out These Places On Campus 

While you are on campus, we hope you will also take the time to visit the following IUP locations:

  • Student Co-Op Bookstore, located at the Hadley Union Building
    • Friday, September 8, 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 9, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, September 10, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • University Museum, located in Sutton Hall
    • Saturday, September 9, 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, September 10, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Kipp Art Gallery, located in Sprowls Hall
    • Friday, September 8, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 9, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Explore our Town

Outside of all the on-campus events, there are always plenty of things to do in the area, so take advantage of this time to explore. Whether you take a walk along Philadelphia Street or grab dinner out, you'll find lots of great local and chain businesses. Indiana has an array of things to do! You can find a list of them on the Indiana County Tourist Bureau website. And if you need a place to stay, there are plenty of hotels in the area

Northern Appalachian Folk Festival

Downtown Indiana, PA, is hosting the Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, Inc. just a few blocks from campus in downtown Indiana. 

Friday, September 8

  • Live Music from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Main Stage on Philadelphia Street between 5th and 6th streets
  • Craft and food vendors will be open starting at 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 9

  • Children's Alley from noon to 5:00 p.m. in Delaney Chevrolet's parking lot on N. 6th Street
  • Live Music from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Main Stage on Philadelphia between 5th and 6th streets