The purpose of Grandparents’ Day is to pay tribute to the special relationships that exist between grandchildren and grandparents, or those who have filled that role in their lives. It is a celebration of the family relationships with which God has blessed us. It is also a day for grandparents to see firsthand what college life is like for their grandchild.
A full schedule of activities is planned. The day begins at 8 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast at the Chapel-Auditorium, followed by the grandparent informational meeting. At 10 a.m. grandparents are welcome to attend chapel with their grandchild or tour the campus by bus. Lunch and free time are from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. During this time grandparents can attend class with their grandchild*, tour residence halls or stroll the grounds of our beautiful campus. The day wraps up with the annual Grandparents’ Day variety show, which showcases the talents of IWU faculty, staff and students. Grandparents’ Day officially ends after the variety show, but grandparents are welcome to stay as long as they wish.
* As a courtesy to professors and to ensure there is room for visitors, your grandchild will need to speak with his or her professor before Grandparents’ Day about your interest in visiting.