2018 Dads Weekend Nov. 2-4 We are excited to announce that Dads Weekend will be returning this November. Check back for new info as soon as it becomes available.
Thank you for your interest in Dad’s Weekend 2018! We will have new information to share soon. Check back for all the activities and events and until then, GO ILLINI!
Unbeknownst to many, bikes are required by law to have both front lights and rear reflectors in Champaign-Urbana. These precautions make it easier for cars and pedestrians to see bikes on the street when it’s dark out. However, many cyclists on campus are unaware of the law and the safety […]
Get to know our scholarship spotlight of the week, Mateusz Korzen! Mateusz was one of six scholarship winners who received a $2,000 award from the Illini Dads Association in 2016. Read on to learn more about him and his time at the University. Name: Mateusz Korzen Nickname (if applicable): Mat […]
This past Dads Weekend, the Illini Dads Association was pleased to crown Chris Thilmany of Schaumburg, IL our 2017 King Dad. Chris was nominated by his daughter, Gabriella Welch, a sophomore at the University of Illinois. In her nomination, Gabriella articulates that Chris has re-defined what the word ‘father’ means […]
Constructed in 2013, Newman Shares Food Pantry was initially created by Sister Maryann Schaefer in response to a growing need amongst college students who are struggling to cover expenses associated with pursuing a college education and living on campus. Oftentimes, the first necessity to be overlooked is food. Newman Shares! […]
In 2010, Bridget Evans founded the Illini Service Dogs at the University in an effort to not only foster and train highly capable service dogs, but to cultivate a lasting partnership with people with disabilities. As a student, Evans introduced the idea of inviting students at the University to foster […]
No Comment and the Illini Dads Association will be presenting the first ever Dads Weekend Concert Extravaganza featuring three of the University’s very own a capella groups: No Comment, Girls Next Door, and the Xtension Chords. The concert, “A Tribute to Dad,” will take place on November 11 at 7:30 […]
With a long and rich history at the University of Illinois, the Student Alumni Ambassadors remains an important and influential organization on campus. While SAA was founded in 1976, the student-led group didn’t make a name for itself until 1979 when it completely revived Homecoming, an event that started in […]
Meet our scholarship spotlight of the week, Kim Guse! Kim received a $2,000 scholarship from the Illini Dads Association during the 2016-2017 academic year! She will be graduating in May and is currently a member of the Marching Illini and has also been a student assistant for EDUC 101 and […]