Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2021 will take place in conjunction with Homecoming October 1-3, 2021. 

A student and his parents enjoy family weekend at Illinois Wesleyan.

IWU Virtual Family Day

Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to move Family Weekend to a one-day virtual experience, IWU Virtual Family Day. This aligns with the decision to also make Homecoming a mostly virtual experience for alumni members of the Titan community. It is our hope you’ll engage in one or more of the events below.

Saturday, October 2: What’s Next for Your Student at IWU?

This is a panel featuring Chandra Shipley, Director of Academic Advising, Kevin Carey, Associate Dean of Students, the Student Senate President/VP, and Karla-Carney Hall, Vice President of Students Affairs/Dean of Students. We will discuss what your student may be experiencing and processing with you about their academic and co-curricular opportunities thus far!

Saturday, October 2: Virtual Escape Rooms

Come participate with your family in a virtual escape room together! 

We would ask that you click here to register and let us know of your attendance at events. It will allow us to send specific information out about these to registered families. 

While we know some of you might have already made plans to visit your student, please do. There is much to safely enjoy in the Bloomington-Normal community. We would ask that when you are on campus you are practicing distancing and wearing a mask. Homecoming is also occurring the weekend of October 1-3 virtually. Please click here to see Homecoming events and activities planned. 

If there are any questions, please let us know by emailing You can also call the Office of Student Involvement at 309-556-3555 to ask any questions.