Dad’s Weekend 2018

Dads Weekend 2018

 

Dads Weekend 2018 is November 2-4! While there is not a “general registration” for the weekend, all of the Illini Union Events are detailed below, as well as links to additional information. Families may attend the events of their choice and make their weekend the best it can be. Some events require advance ticket purchase, so please read through carefully.

Purchase Tickets

Discount tickets to all the events will be available through the Dads Association and the Parent and Family Programs Office at the link here through September 30. 

If you find you cannot use your tickets and need to sell them, you can post these on our Dad’s Weekend Ticket Exchange Facebook page where you can buy and sell tickets.

 

TICKET PICKUP INFORMATION
Tickets for ALL events must be picked up in person with ID.
Students picking up tickets must show their i-Card.

  • Wednesday, October 31st, 10am – 2pm Illini Union Room 213 
  • Thursday, November 1st, 10am – 2pm Illini Union Room 213
  • Friday November 2nd, 10am – 2pm Illini Union Room 213, 3-8pm Illini Union South Lounge
  • Saturday, November 3rd, Tickets can be picked up at the Pre-Game BBQ in the ARC.
  • Tickets will be held until the beginning of half-time of the football game. Must show ID.

 

Dads Weekend Calendar of Events

Friday, November 2, 2018
Illinois Men’s Basketball Game
State Farm Center, 1700 S. Fourth St., Champaign IL 61820
  • Dads discount price – $15 per person
  • Game Time 7PM – Exhibition game, opponent TBA.
Friday, November 2, 2018
Illinois Men’s Hockey vs Team TBA
University of Illinois Ice Arena, 406 East Armory Avenue, Champaign
  • General admission price – $10
  • Time – TBA
  • Come and cheer one of the most exciting club sports teams on campus!
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Dads Pre-Game BBQ and Football Game
Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), 201 East Peabody Drive, Champaign
  • BBQ three hours before the game…. Kickoff time TBA
  • $65 includes BBQ and a football ticket; OR $45 for Football Game Ticket Only
  • BBQ ticket costs $23
  • BBQ starts 3 hours prior to kickoff of Illinois vs University of Minnesota (TBD).
  • This is an annual tradition that SELLS OUT every year! Everyone needs a ticket to enter the BBQ. The menu for this event will be a traditional BBQ meal, regardless of the Kick-Off time. Yes, sometimes this means BBQ for breakfast!
  • Even if your student purchased season tickets, you will still need to purchase an additional ticket for your student in order to sit together in the designated Dads Association Section.
  • Food will stopped being served after the opening Kick-Off.
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Dads Weekend Concert – an a cappella All-Star Extravaganza
Foellinger Auditorium, 709 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana
You’ve seen them on Netflix “Sing It On” and The Voice…… The Illini Dad’s Association and No Comment a cappella Present: “A Tribute to Dad” 
Come hear an all-star roundup of nationally ranked a cappella groups from U of I.

Its an a cappella Extravaganza!
  • $10 per ticket
  • Show starts at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7:00 p.m. General admission seating.
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Dads Sunday Brunch
Illini Union I-rooms, 1401 West Green Street, Urbana

 

 

 

  • $20 per person
  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Bring your family by the Illini Union for a delicious brunch and final goodbyes before hitting the road!
  • The deadline to purchase tickets is September 30.
  • Listed prices are subject to change once event details are finalized in the Fall.
  • TICKET PICKUP INFORMATION: Tickets for ALL events must be picked up in person (students picking up tickets must show their i-Card) on:
  • Wednesday, October 31st 10am – 2pm Illini Union Room 213
  • Thursday, November 1st 10am – 2pm Illini Union Room 213
  • Friday November 2nd 10am – 2pm Illini Union Room 213, 3-8pm Illini Union South Lounge
  • Saturday, November 3rd Tickets can be picked up at the Pre-Game BBQ in the ARC. Tickets will be held until the beginning of half-time of the football game. Must show ID.

 

  • Dads Pre-Game BBQ and football game tickets need to be purchased for every guest, including U of I students. Student or other regular season ticket holders may not use their regular season ticket to sit in the Special Dads Weekend section.
  • If you find you cannot use your tickets and need to sell them, you can post these on our Dads Weekend Ticket Facebook page here. Please follow the instructions on the page for selling your tickets and informing the Parent and Family Programs Office of the new name that will pick-up the tickets
  • All profits and proceeds from ticket sales support Dads Association projects, including scholarships and grants for U of I students. Thanks for your support!
  • For Saturday’s game day parking information, click here (forthcoming). Parking information is located at the bottom of the page. Parking is severely restricted and roads around the ARC are closed on game days! For parking on Friday or Sunday around the Illini Union, parking is free in most university lots (please make sure to read parking signs, as some lots/spaces are enforced 24 hours/7 days a week.) Visit the parking website to see parking maps near the Union.
  • General Inquiries
    217.333.7063
    iuparentfamilyprograms@illinois.edu