Grandparents' Day

Friday, September 27, 2024

Pay tribute to the special relationships that exist between you and your grandparents, or those who have filled that role in your life! Grandparents Day at Indiana Wesleyan University is a celebration of the relationships and caregivers God has placed in our lives. Your grandparents or special guest will get to see first-hand what college life is like for you!

Your grandparents or guests will attend a Continental Breakfast, learn more about Indiana Wesleyan University during a morning Welcome Session, attend Chapel with you, and enjoy a Special Musical Performance by IWU students.

Grandparents Day Schedule

Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast Chapel Auditorium
8:45 a.m. Grandparents Welcome Session Chapel Auditorium
10:00 a.m. Chapel Service Chapel Auditorium
11:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Free Time Around Campus
  • Bus tours available every half hour - East Entrance of the Chapel Auditorium
  • Meet with your grandchild for lunch - Barnes Student Center
  • Tour your grandchild’s residence hall
  • Stroll the grounds of our beautiful campus
  • Grandparents University - Choose to attend an optional “class”
1:30 p.m. Variety Show Phillippe Performing Arts Center


Parent Relations | 765-677-4971 |

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost to attend Grandparents Day is $15/guest. Students do not have to pay. Please pre-register online.
Grandparents will be invited to park in the Center Hall and Phillippe Performing Arts Center parking lots. There will be signs on campus directing you to the parking areas.
Yes! We will have golf carts running throughout the day to help get you from point A to point B. Just step outside of whatever building you are in and flag one down. Our volunteers love to provide the golf cart shuttles!
No, unfortunately not. We have a certain number of days that we have to have classes and so we cannot cancel. We also believe that being a part of the campus on a regular day is part of what makes Grandparents Day so awesome!
Yes! We encourage you to sit with your student! This continues to be one of the most special times of the day. There is nothing like worshipping alongside your college student!
Yes! We simply ask that you communicate your desire to attend class with your student. That way, the student can discuss that with the faculty member to make sure that there is room for everyone in the classroom.
No. The day is your own! We want to create the space for you to interact with your student. Feel free to pick and choose what items on the schedule that you would like to participate in!
Yes! Your lunch ticket will work in either the banquet rooms or Baldwin dining room. Also, your student can use their ID to eat in either location. (Tip…if you are pressed for time…the line in the banquet rooms is often faster and easier to navigate than the regular dining room.
Yes. We encourage family members and friends to attend with the grandparents. We do ask that each person that attends completes the registration so that we know how many people will be attending.
We usually have approximately 600 guests that day. It is one of the most fun days to be on campus!