Student Development Office

UUB Dad's Day

Dads' Day - Saturday, October 22, 2016

Saturday, 9:00 am
University Union Concourse, ground floor

We will be selling Dads' Day T-shirts, limited quantity, cash or check only.

Event Highlights:

Fallen Soldiers 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, Ceremony 8:30AM │ Race to follow
Spencer Student Recreation Center

Description: Race proceeds benefit the Fallen Soldiers 5K
Scholarship Fund, which supports veterans and service members
currently enrolled at Western. Additional donations are welcome.
The pre-registration entry fee is $25 per person due on or before by
Monday, Oct. 3, to be guaranteed a moisture wicking shirt and finisher medal. The registration fee thereafter (Tuesday, Oct. 4, through day of race) is $35 per person. Virtual race participation is available at an additional cost of $5.95 for shipping. Visit for additional information including the registration form, Facebook page, race route, sponsorship etc.

Please contact Digger Oster at (309) 298-1800 or email for any questions or registration information.

Make a Difference Day
Saturday, 10:00 am
University Union, Lamoine Room

October 22nd is also National Make A Difference Day!  What better way to spend quality time together than giving back to the community?  Join Western's All Volunteer Effort in participating in the country's largest single-day of volunteering.  Spend a couple hours serving at sites around campus or the Macomb community. Free transportation and lunch will be provided.  Check-in will be in the Lamoine Room of the University Union beginning at 10 a.m. More information on how to register will be coming soon.

8th Annual Performing Arts Society Beerfest
Saturday, 12:00pm-5:00pm
The Forum/Downtown Macomb

Sampling of over 60 craft beers, including 10+ area breweries in attendance, with their products for tasting. Food vendors will be on hand with delicious offerings. Contact the College of Fine Arts and Communication for tickets at 298-1618. Must be 21 to attend.

Dads Day Football Skills Challenge
Saturday, 1pm
Vince Grady Field

Need to get warmed up before the big WIU Football game? Then come on out to Vince Grady Field (field across from Q Lot) to participate in the Dad's Day Football Skills Challenge at 1:00pm. Dads: test out your passing, catching, and kicking skills with your son or daughter. Prizes will be given to the winners. Get in the game!

Leatherneck Football
Saturday, 6 pm
Hanson Field

Leathernecks Athletics invites all WIU Dads & students to our Dad's Day Football game.  We host the defending National Champions and Missouri Valley Football Conference rival North Dakota State.  The football game will be held at Hanson Field under the lights at 6:00 PM. Tailgating starts 5 hours prior to kickoff in Q Lot.  The nationally ranked Fighting Leathernecks are looking to extend their Play-Off run from last year.  It will be an exciting evening of football.

Tickets can be purchased at the game, online at ( or by calling 309/298-1190.


Super Smash Bros. 4 Doubles Tournament
Saturday, 7:00pm-11:00pm
University Union Lamoine Room

The Macomb Esports Association will be running a Super Smash Bros. 4 doubles tournament during this year’s Dad’s Day. Fathers and their children will battle against other families in a 2v2 format to decide who will take home the prize. Our friendly staff will provide the consoles, controllers, and games, so all you have to bring is your partner and a small entry fee. If you’re unfamiliar with Super Smash Bros, there’s no reason to worry – we encourage players of all experience levels to join and participate.