Student Success and Parent Programs

Moms' Weekend 2016

April 1 through April 3, 2016

WIU Parent and Family Association cordially invite you and your Mom, Aunt, Sister or other significant female friends to join us for our Annual Moms' Weekend.

We hope you enjoy our line-up of activities! This year's Moms' oriented events are sure to make this a memorable time for you and your student(s). Moms' Weekend activities are a guide for you to engage in campus and community activities. The most important part of the weekend is that you are on WIU's campus and engaged with your WIU student. You can choose from the ever popular opening dinner reception, BCA show, cooking classes, cupcake battles, art-craft and vendor show and much more.

Registration is highly recommended. Many events sell out quickly. If you have any questions regarding reservations or any activity during Moms' Weekend, please contact the Parents and Family Association at (309) 298-1814 or

Featured Event: Comedian Tracey Ashley


If you are attending the Show Only, you must complete registration on Mom's Weekend registration site for the student ticket and go to the following hyper link to purchase your guest tickets to the show.


We would like all participants to register online (Opening Mid to late January 2016). The registration form only contains events that require a prepayment or have space limitations. Many activities are free for Moms' and to take part you just have to be registered for the Weekend. You can pay online with a credit card or mail in a check (reservations will be canceled on March 25, 2016 if payment has not been received). Mail-in Check option will be available until March 11th. After that date Credit Card will be the only option.

  • Moms will be required to wear and present their wristbands at certain events. 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 Success and Parent Programs
Sherman Hall 321
1 University Circle
Macomb, Illinois 61455.

Cancellation Policy:

There is a $10.00 non-refundable processing fee for all canceled 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 4:30pm on Friday, March 25, 2015. Cancellations will not be accepted after the deadline. Cancellation requests can be mailed or emailed to:

Karolynn Heuer
Moms' Weekend Registration
Student Success and Parent Programs
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Sherman Hall 321
Macomb, IL 61455

Approved refunds will be processed and distributed after Moms' Weekend. Those receiving refunds will be processed a refund to their credit card or by check, depending on their payment method on or around April 11, 2015.

Moms' Weekend T-shirts   

Western Illinois University Moms' Weekend T-Shirts are for order prior to the event. Shirts are available in two colors TBA, design coming soon. Sizes are small, medium, large, extra large, 2XL and 3XL, please note, these are long sleeve tee shirts. T-shirts will be printed on one side with our moms' weekend design. T-Shirt order placed before 4:30 pm on 3/25/16 will be provided at the Moms' Weekend Registration table. T-shirts requested after this date will be back ordered. 


Digger College City Bowl: Take University Drive east to the first light, US 67 turn right. Follow Lafayette (US 67) till you see Adams Street, turn left. Diggers College City Bowl will be on the right side of the road.

Horn Field Campus: Take Western Ave south. At T intersection (Adams Street) turn Left.  At the first stop sign (Ward Street), turn right. Proceed through the light and at your first stop sign (Grant Street) turn Left. At your first stop sign (Johnson Street) turn right.  About 8/10 of a mile you will turn right onto China Road. Horn Field campus is on the left about 1/4 of a mile.

Rialto Theater: Take University drive east. At the second light turn left (US 136E). Follow 136 E and the Rialto will be on the right side of the road in the Kmart Plaza.

Argyle State Park: 6 miles west of Macomb, Route 136. Fish, picnic, camp and enjoy the wilderness. Boat, canoe or paddle boat rentals maybe available.

Spring Lake: North of Macomb, route 67. Hike, fish, picnic, camp or rent a rowboat or canoe.

Everly Park: North Randolph Street, Macomb Beautiful park with picnic areas.