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Parents and/or family members are welcome at the following events.

  • Parents and students at the university preview event.


    While attending Preview, students will have the opportunity to meet with their academic advisor, register for classes, meet current Illinois State students and their future classmates, interact with faculty and staff from various academic departments, and receive their Redbird ID card.

  • Parent and student at the university transfer registration and orientation day.

    Transfer Registration and Orientation Day

    All students who make an appointment to attend a Transfer Registration and Orientation Day are guaranteed the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor, attend an Academic Information Session with campus representatives, and register for classes. Students are also given the opportunity to participate in an Information Fair, tour the campus, and obtain their Redbird ID card.

  • Reggie Redbird at the Homecoming event.


    Each year students, families, and alumni of Illinois State University gather and celebrate Homecoming with events, tailgating, and a parade.

  • Students and family under the Family Weekend event banner.

    Family Weekend

    Family Weekend is an opportunity for families and students to experience Illinois State University together.

  • Reggie Redbird and student's siblings at the Siblings weekend event.

    Sibling Weekend

    Send your student's siblings to campus to check out all of the fun activities available during Sibling Weekend at Illinois State! We have activities planned for all age groups.

  • Graduates stand to be recognized.


    December and May each year

    Illinois State University is honored to celebrate the achievements of our graduating students and welcomes family members and guests to celebrate this special time.