100 years of helping students & their families succeed

The Illini Union Parent and Family Programs Office is committed to providing the University of Illinois' families with up-to-date information, sharing resources to assist you in the role you play in your student’s success, and being a point of contact to answer questions or address your concerns, especially if this is your first time sending a student to college. PFPO's goal is to help families develop productive parent and family-university partnerships by providing information and tools that they can use to best support their students through their college careers.

Created in the 1920s, The Illini Moms association and Illini Dads association are the oldest known parent associations in the country.

Parents at an event

News and Updates

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father and son at an event

Resources and Tools

A compilation of information that will help you prepare for your student's journey to college.
Mom of the Year Award winner from 2019

Awards and Scholarships

The Moms Association and Dads Association both offer awards, grants, and scholarships for students and organizations

Celebrate Moms Weekend 2023!


The Illini Moms Association is celebrating its 100-year anniversary of inviting moms to campus for Moms Weekend. It is the oldest known Moms Association in the United States. Help continue the tradition by coming to campus April 14-16 and joining the fun.

In celebration of its centennial anniversary, the Moms Association is offering its Centennial Scholarship this year. Eligible students must apply for consideration by February 28 for all Moms Weekend scholarships and awards.



Join the Moms and Dads Associations

Become part of the Illini Family by joining and being involved with the Moms and Dads Associations. Both of these groups have been around for over 100 years! Meet with great Illini families through involvement with these groups.