Parents & Families

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Engage with IU Indianapolis

  • Attend two council meetings each year, which will be held virtually or on campus in the fall and spring semesters (typically November and March).
  • Learn about current issues, programs, and events on campus. 
  • Serve as a resource for other parents/families. Our team may refer families to council members for insight and guidance.

Support IU Indianapolis

  • Assist with summer orientation to help answer questions, connect with incoming students and families, and speak on a panel with other parents/families.
  • Assist with fall and spring family programming by welcoming families to events, aiding with program implementation, and program planning. 
  • Assist our team in fundraising for specific programs or needs.

Experience IU Indianapolis

  • Be knowledgeable about resources available to IU Indianapolis students and families.  
  • Meet with university leaders to provide insight into parent/family needs each academic year.

Attendance policy: Members who miss two consecutive meetings will be removed from the IU Indianapolis Family Council. Attendance exceptions may be made for those who live a long distance from campus.

If you are interested in serving on the IU Indianapolis Family Council, applications will be available until Jan. 13, 2024.  All questions regarding the application and council can be directed to Tonya Hall at

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Even though I didn’t know what to expect from my daughter’s college experience, I learned I could still be a support by doing things like sending care packages or just being there to listen.

IU Indianapolis Parent

Parent and Family Calendar

Student and Family Connections creates a calendar just for you—our Jaguar families and students—full of events, important financial deadlines, family programs, and more.

You can now download a digital version of our calendar.

2023–24 Parent and Family Calendar