Family Weekend


Join us on September 15th, 2018 for full schedule of exciting activities for the whole family! Visiting for the whole weekend or just on Saturday? Either plan is great! We wanted to ensure that families had the flexibility to explore the greater Rockford community on Friday and Sunday, but we have an entire day of  fun, free events planned for Saturday. 

We can’t wait to see you at our events for Family Weekend!


Family Weekend ScheduleSaturday, September 15th, 2018

  • Tailgate and Inflatables (10:00-1:00 pm, Parking Lot A): It’s tailgate season, and we couldn’t be more excited for an afternoon of Regent spirit! We will provide free, freshly grilled food, drinks, inflatables, music, and an atmosphere you’ll want to be a part of. After the tailgate is over, the football game versus Kalamazoo begins at 1:00 pm. 
  • Dinner and a Show (6:00-8:00 pm, Regents Hall): Join us for an Italian style dinner with the added entertainment of the Midwest Dueling Pianos!
  • Outdoor Movie (8:30 pm, Commons): It doesn’t get much better than an outdoor movie under the stars! Bring your blankets and chairs and come out to the Commons at 8:30 pm to watch a heartwarming and comedic family classic: Incredibles 2! The rain location will the Severson Auditorium in Scarborough Hall.

NOTE FOR STUDENTS: If your family is unable to attend Family Weekend, don’t worry! All Family Weekend activities are free and open to all students regardless of family attendance.

Have a question about Family Weekend 2018? Reach out to Alex Johnson, the Director of Student Involvement and Orientation, via email at


Department Information

Office of Student Involvement and Orientation

Burpee Student Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

Alex Johnson, Director of the Student Involvement and Orientation
fax: 815-394-3730

Andrea Bent, Assistant Director of the Student Involvement and Orientation 
fax: 815-394-3730