Dads Weekend

2022 Dads Weekend is scheduled for the weekend of November 4-6, 2022


Please know that this weekend is determined by the DIA and the University in advance. To see future tentative dates, please click here.


All proceeds from ticket sales support Illini Dads Association projects, including scholarships and grants for U of I students. Thank you for your support!

Available events will be listed below as they become available.


Illinois vs. MSU Football Game


Illinois Football, being led by 2nd year head coach Bret Bielema will take on the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday. During the game, the Illini Dads association will be announcing the 2022 "King Dad" winner. It will be a great time, so enjoy the day by bringing your family to be a part of it.

This link will take you directly to the UIUC DIA's ticket portal where you can pick and choose your ticket, the quantity and the location. There will be two ticket levels and no purchasing limits.

Time: TBD

Costs: $55 to $75 per person

If your Illinois student wants to sit with you, you will need to buy a ticket. Parents are not allowed to sit in the North End Zone in the student center.

Please know that BBQ tickets and other event tickets will be sold separately with a different link.

In addition, tickets will be sent digitally to you. While there will be NO refunds, you can sell and/or transfer your tickets electronically using the Illinois app. More details are available on the ticket site.