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Friday, October 13, 2017

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.


Grandparents will attend a Continental Breakfast; learn more about IWU during the morning Welcome Session, attend Chapel with their grandchild, and enjoy a Special Musical Performance by IWU students.

Free time activities may include:

  • Family Photos
  • Lunch
  • Guided Bus Tour of Campus
  • Visit Residence Halls
  • Enjoy McConn Coffee Company
  • Shop at the IWU Bookstore
  • Sporting Events
  • Theatre Productions


8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast — Chapel Auditorium

The day will begin with a Continental Breakfast.

8:45 am Grandparents Information Meeting — Chapel Auditorium

A grandparent informational meeting will be held in the auditorium. You will be introduced to a wide range of IWU personnel, providing you with a well-rounded view of campus life.

10:00 am Chapel Service — Chapel Auditorium

Join your grandchild at the Friday Chapel service.

11:00 am-1:30 pm Bus Tours, Lunch and Free Time

Bus tours available every half hour - East Entrance of the Chapel Auditorium.

Meet with your grandchild for lunch - Barnes Student Center.

During this time you may also want to tour your grandchild’s residence hall or simply stroll the grounds of our beautiful campus.

1:30 pm Musical Review — Phillippe Performing Arts Center

The IWU Theatre Guild will provide a review of their fall musical, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.”

Photo Opportunities

To preserve the memory of a great day, photo opportunities of you and your grandchild will be available:

11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Barnes Student Center, Piazza

Grandparents Day Registration

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Last updated: 10/09/2017