Student Assistance & Parent Service Center

Tentative Schedule of Activites for Dads' Weekend

October 17 through October 19, 2014

WIU Parents and Family Association cordially invites you and your Dad, grandpa, uncle, &/or brother to join us for the Annual Dads' Weekend.

We hope you enjoy our line-up of activities! This year's Dads' oriented events are sure to make this a memorable time for you and your student(s). From the ever popular Amateur 9-hole golf scramble, fabulous cooking classes, Friday opening dinner reception, 5K Fallen Soldier Run, WIU football game, chili cook off, Veterans Baggo, Fishing competition and a competitive advanced 9 hole golf scramble- we offer something for everyone.

Registration is highly recommended. Many events sell out quickly. If you have any questions regarding reservations or any activity during Dads' Weekend, please contact the Parents and Family Association at (309) 298-2295 or


We would like all participants to register online. The registration form only contains events that require a prepayment or have space limitations. Many activities are free for Dads' and to take part, you just have to be registered for the weekend and wearing your Dads' Weekend wristband. You can pay online with a credit card or mail in a check (check option will be available until October 3, 2014).  All unpaid reservations will be cancelled on October 10, 2014. 


barbeque contest

Dads will be required to wear and present their wristbands at our campus and community events in order to receive the advertised discounted promotion. Wristbands will be included in your registration packet. Make check payable to the Parents and Family Association. Mail checks and reservation forms to:

WIU Parents & Family Association
c/o Student Assistance & Parent Service Center
1 University Circle
Macomb, Illinois 61455.

Cancellation Policy:

There is a $10.00 non-refundable processing fee for all cancelled registrations. In order to be considered for a partial refund, you must submit a cancellation request which includes a reason for the cancellation in writing no later than October 10, 2014. Cancellations over the phone will not be accepted and guest will be referred back to the policy. Cancellations will not be accepted after the deadline. Cancellation requests can be mailed or emailed to:

Karolynn Heuer
Dads' Weekend Registration
Student Assistance and Parent Service Center
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Approved refunds will be processed and distributed after Dads' Weekend. Those receiving refunds will be processed on or around October 23, 2014.

Friday Night Entertainment: Comedian Jake Johannsen

 Jake starred in his own HBO comedy special "This'll Take About an Hour" which wasComedian

listed as one of the Ten Best Television Shows by People Magazine in 1992. In 1994,

he was nominated as "Best Male Stand-Up Comedian". In 2010, Johannsen starred in his

second Comedy Special titled "I Love You" which aired on Showtime and was directed

and produced by The Aristocrats editor Emery Emery. Johannsen is a favorite of

David Letterman and on May 20, 2011 made his 40th appearance on the

Late Show with David Letterman.


Tee Shirt Orders:Dads' Weekend

Western Illinois University Dads' Weekend T-Shirts are for order prior to the event. Shirts are available in small, medium, large, extra large, 2 XL and 3 XL and the t-shirt color will purple. T-Shirt order placed before 4:30 pm on 10/10/14 will be provided at the Dads' Weekend Registration table. T-shirts requested after this date will be back ordered and available for pick up by your student on October 23, 2014 in the Student Assistance and Parent Service Center, 1st Floor University Union.


Driving Directions:

Lions' Club Pancake Breakfast: 400 W. Carroll, First Presbyterian Church, basement.  Take University drive east to Lafayette Street (US 67) turn right.  At first light turn left on Pierce Street.  At stop sign continue on Pierce street.  Turn right on Dudley Street.  Church is on the left hand side after you drive past the YMCA. On the corner of Dudley and Carroll.

Sullivan Taylor Coffee House: Take University drive East to Lafayette Street (US 67) turn right. Go through the first two lights. At stop sign proceed forward, you are entering the downtown square.  Follow around till you see Coffee House.

Horn Field Campus:  Take University drive East to Lafayette Street (US 67) turn right. Go straight through first light. At second light, turn right (route 136). At traffic light, go straight. At "T" intersection, turn right, then immediately left on Johnson street. At stop sign, continue straight. Turn right on China road. Follow sings and turn left to enter Horn Field Campus.

Ball Fore Family Fun Center: Miniature golf, batting cages, & driving range. Take University drive East to Lafayette street (US 67) turn right. Go through the first light. At second light, turn right (route 136). Follow route 136 towards to Ball Fore (left hand side of road).

Rialto Theater: Take University drive East to Lafayette street (US 67) turn right. Go through the fisrt light. At second light, turn left (route 136). Follow route 136 towards the west side of town. Turn right on Prairie into shopping plaza.

Digger's College City Bowl: Take University drive east to Lafayette street (US 67) turn right. Go through the first light. Turn left on Adams street. Diggers is located on the right side of the road.