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Illini Dads

Illini Dads mission is to provide students with the opportunities to succeed and to build relationships in the Illini family. We are proud father figures who ... 

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We know father figures love giving their money away to their kids. Make a donation today

Attend Dad's Weekend

Dad's Weekend is a don't miss experience. Find dates, events and buy tickets before they sell out.

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Proud dads wear orange and blue. Visit our merch shop to get yours today.

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DADS Plaza

Illini Dads Centennial Plaza
honors the role and impact that father figures have in the lives of their Illini students.

Visit the Plaza

Purchase a brick

Make a donation

Upcoming Events

  • Family Send Off
    Family Send Off
    August 21 and 22, 3:00 p.m. CDT
    Anniversary Plaza
    August 21 and 22, 3:00 p.m. CDT
    Anniversary Plaza, Illini Union, Floor 1, W. Green Street, Urbana, IL
    August 21 and 22, 3:00 p.m. CDT
    Anniversary Plaza, Illini Union, Floor 1, W. Green Street, Urbana, IL
    Join other Illini families to give those last hugs and goodbyes to your student during family sendoff.
  • New Student Registration
    New Student Registration
    May 28 -- July 12, no sessions: 6/19, 7/4-5
    Champaign
    May 28 -- July 12, no sessions: 6/19, 7/4-5
    Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA
    May 28 -- July 12, no sessions: 6/19, 7/4-5
    Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA
    From early June to mid-July, parents of new students will visit UIUC for a day of orientation and class registration. Stop by the Illini Dads booth and learn more from the New Student & Family Experiences team.
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