Family Weekend - Butler University

Family Weekend - Butler University




Family Weekend


Saturday, Nov. 5, will be the Monumental Marathon in downtown Indianapolis. This

will cause some closures and delays in traveling to campus to enjoy Family Weekend

activities. Please refer to the Family Weekend website at

for the latest information on street closures and preferred routes to campus. Families are

strongly encouraged to book overnight stays on the north side of Indianapolis to avoid

road closures downtown.

Dear Butler Families,

Our sons and daughters have been adjusting to life on campus without us! They are getting

up in time to get to classes, doing their homework and laundry, making new friends, and,

most importantly, not just surviving but enjoying life at Butler. Butler is now their home,

and we would like to invite you to come to campus and learn more about their experiences.

Butler University’s 2011 Family Weekend, Nov. 4–6, is just around the corner. Family

Weekend provides parents like us an opportunity to visit with our sons and daughters at

their “home away from home,” to enjoy a personal tour of campus or to experience a typical

day in the life of a Butler student. There are a variety of activities offered that provide a great

opportunity for family members of all ages to take part in campus life.

The Butler staff has planned a weekend to help you learn more about Butler and its beautiful

campus. You will find informational sessions, campus performances and athletic events

throughout the weekend. Bring the entire family to tailgate at Hinkle or join President

Danko at the Bulldog Lunch. Enjoy the Butler vs. Davidson football game and check out a

men’s basketball exhibition game that evening.

The enclosed schedule provides details of the on-campus events available to you. We are

confident you will enjoy each of those you choose to attend. If you have any questions, feel

free to contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at (800) 368-6852, ext. 9946.

Please put Butler University on your calendar for Nov. 4–6 for a fun Family Weekend. Your

students will be looking forward to seeing you!


Paul and Jan Liszewski

Parent Council Co-Presidents

Parents of Tony Liszewski ’13

Butler University Lil’ Sibs

Family Weekend

We are pleased to again offer programming for Lil’ Sibs attending as part of Family Weekend 2011.

Throughout the booklet, you will find events designated for those siblings who are both younger (13 and

under) and those of high school age (14+). There is also the opportunity for you to purchase a special

Lil’ Sibs T-shirt to commemorate the weekend! We encourage your student and siblings to wear these on

Saturday as they participate in the activities throughout the day. Please remember that we must also receive

a signed waiver form, located at the back of the brochure, for all siblings under 18 years of age who are

participating in any of the Lil’ Sibs activities.

designates events appropriate for siblings 13 and under designates events appropriate for siblings 14+

Health and Recreation Complex (HRC)

Families are invited to enjoy the amenities of the HRC throughout Family Weekend. All family members

must be accompanied by their Butler student. Family members who are not yet 16 years of age are only

permitted to use the gym and pool facilities, not the fitness areas.

Family Weekend Hours: Friday, 6 a.m.–11 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.–11 p.m.


Families are welcome to park in any of the lots marked A, C or visitor during Family Weekend. Parking is

not permitted in the student housing parking areas. Parking at Hinkle Fieldhouse is restricted from

8 a.m.–5 p.m. on Saturday and only open to those families purchasing tailgate parking passes. The Hinkle

lot will then be restricted again on Saturday evening, open only to basketball season pass holders.

Special Hours on Family Weekend:

The Starbucks in Atherton Union will be open Saturday from 9 a.m.–10 p.m. and Sunday

from 11 a.m.–midnight.

The Butler Bookstore in Atherton Union will be open Saturday from 8 a.m.–7 p.m. and Sunday

from 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Looking for ideas of what else to do in Indy?

Visit the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau online at

Explore Butler

If you are traveling to campus with a younger sibling who might also be interested in attending Butler, we

invite you to participate in an Explore Butler session hosted by the Office of Admission. You’ll participate in

a small group information session followed by a student-led tour. The program will last about two hours and

is offered Friday at 2 p.m. or Saturday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. or noon. Registration is required and

may be completed online at or by calling (888) 940-8100.

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Family Weekend


Friday, Nov. 4, 2011

4–6 p.m. • Family Weekend Registration

and Hospitality Area

Robertson Hall

Receive a schedule of the weekend’s events, pick up

your event tickets and receive campus information

while you unwind from your trip to campus. Snacks

and lounge space will be available for families to

unwind and plan out the weekend’s activities.

5–6 p.m. • An Interactive Discussion for

Business Students and Parents

Holcomb Building, First Floor

How to Maximize Your Four Years at Butler

through Career Development

All business students participate in the four-year,

structured L. Ben Lytle Professional and Career

Development Program with two internships and

a career mentor. Learn more about the program,

including job placement information. Hear from

current students, alumni and career mentors. Meet

the dean and members of the business faculty. We

are exploring ways to involve the parents of COB

students. Please join us and share your ideas and


6 p.m. • Shabbat at Butler

Center for Faith and Vocation

4615 Sunset Ave.

designates events appropriate for siblings 13

and under

designates events appropriate for siblings 14+

7– 9:30 p.m. • J.I. Holcomb

Observatory and Planetarium Show

from 7:30–8:30 p.m. and Telescope

Viewing (weather permitting) from

8:30–9:30 p.m.

Cost is $3 for adults and $2 for children and senior

citizens; children under 4 are free. Butler students

are free with ID. No reservations required – just

show up at the observatory.

8 p.m. • SGA Movie

Jordan Hall, Room 141

Enjoy a screening of “Kung Fu Panda” courtesy of

the Student Government Association.

8 p.m. • Luna Negra Dance Theater

with Turtle Island Quartet

Clowes Memorial Hall

Tickets available in person at the Clowes Memorial

Hall box office or Ticketmaster. Call (317) 940-

6444 for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011

8 a.m. • Tailgating at Hinkle

Hinkle Fieldhouse Parking Lot

Single car parking pass $8; RV/Camper $25.

Limited availability. First-come, first-served. Gates

open for all fans to tailgate. Please note the complete

tailgating policy listed on page 5.

9–11:30 a.m. • Family Weekend


Jordan Hall

Receive a schedule of the weekend’s events, pick up

your event tickets and receive campus information.

Enjoy warm beverages as you prepare for the day.

9 a.m.–noon • High Ropes Course

(weather permitting)

Take the Holcomb Gardens foot bridge over the

canal. Continue straight until you see a gravel road

on your right. Walk down the gravel road to the high

ropes course.

Family members ages 12 and up can participate

in a unique, challenging experience 38 feet above

the ground! The High Ropes Course is designed

to enhance self-confidence, self-trust and personal

growth. Families can arrive at any time between

9 a.m. and noon, but space is limited. Due to

the popularity of this event, it is recommended

that you arrive as early as possible. For questions

or more information, contact Erinn McCluney at or call (800) 368-6852, ext.

4472. Parents/guardians must sign a special waiver

on site for those participants under 18 years of age.

9–10:30 a.m. • Carillon Bell Concert

and Open House featuring University

Carillonneur William E. Engle

Holcomb Gardens, Garden House

Visit with University Carillonneur William Engle

to learn more about this important instrument and

its place in Butler’s history. Request your favorite

selections, or try some “hands-on” instruction. For

more information contact William Engle at (317)

695-2926 or

Family College —the Family College is a

chance for parents to get more information on

some areas of interest. All classes are offered at

the two times listed below, so you can attend

more than one.

Locations TBA

Session I – 9:30–10:15 a.m.

Session II – 10:30–11:15 a.m.

Campus Without Borders

Butler offers many programs for students to study

abroad and experience different cultures. Learn

more about the world of opportunities available

to Butler students.

It’s All Greek to Me

Is your student considering participating in

Greek formal recruitment in January? If so, you

will want to come hear about fraternities,

sororities and recruitment from student

representatives of the Interfraternity Council and

Panhellenic Association, along with Becky

Druetzler, director of Greek life.

Internship and Career Planning 101

The Office for Internship and Career Services

will discuss the programs and assistance available

to students when searching for an internship or

career opportunity. It is never too early for your

student to begin planning for life after

Butler. Learn more about the resources available

to help students transition to professional life.

Technology: It’s not Just for Geeks


Computers, the Internet, mobile phones and

many other technologies have redefined the

way we go about our daily lives and forever

altered the way we interact as humans. The

majority of Americans have adopted these tools

in one form or another. Join Information

Technology for an interactive discussion about

where technology has taken us and where it may

take us in the future.

10 a.m.–2 p.m. • Clowes Memorial Hall

Open House

Clowes Memorial Hall

Clowes Memorial Hall will be open on Saturday for

guests to visit.

10 a.m.–4 p.m. • Open Rehearsals for

The Nutcracker

Lilly Hall, all dance studios

Enjoy a preview of Butler Ballet’s annual holiday


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Family Weekend

Butler University Athletic Department

Tailgating Policy 2011-2012

The Hinkle Fieldhouse lot will open at 8 a.m. on football Saturdays. Fans will be allowed to

tailgate until two hours after the game or 5 p.m. – whichever comes first. No overnight parking

will be permitted. No animals allowed. Each pass is good for one spot. Additional spots will be

sold at the game-day rate.

Fans will not be permitted to bring the following:

Glass bottles

Staked tents

11 a.m. • College of Pharmacy

and Health Sciences Annual White

Coat Ceremony

Clowes Memorial Hall

Join first-year professional pharmacy and physician

assistant students as they receive their first white

coat from a member of their profession or member

of their family. Remarks will be given by Gary

Butkus ’88, president of the Alumni Association

Board of Directors and member of the Board of

Trustees. One of our professional partners, Kroger,

is sponsoring a reception immediately following the

ceremony in the Pharmacy Building. Show your

family and friends around the college and enjoy

light snacks.

10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. • Lil’ Sibs Magic

Show and Fall Activity presented by

Blue Key

Robertson Hall, Johnson Room

Begin your day with an amazing magic show for

your Butler student and his/her younger siblings,

featuring magician Daniel Lusk. Prior to the magic

designates events appropriate for siblings 13

and under

designates events appropriate for siblings 14+


No animals allowed in athletic facilities.

show there will be a seasonal crafting activity for

everyone. Refreshments will be provided. Cost to

attend is $10 per sibling.

10 a.m.–11:45 p.m. • College of

Education Tailgate

Hinkle Fieldhouse Parking Lot

College of Education families are invited to meet

faculty and staff as we tailgate before the football

game. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to

Vikki Kramer at to attend.

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • Bulldog Lunch

Residential College Dining Hall

(Advance Registration Required) Families are invited

to enjoy a special meal in the ResCo dining area

to meet one another and special campus guests,

including President Danko, the Butler cheeleaders

and Hink. This is a special, catered meal, so Butler

students will need to be registered with the rest of

their family. Dining plans will not apply.

Noon • Butler Football vs. Davidson

Butler Bowl

General admission tickets are $12 for adults (ages

13+) and $8 for kids (ages 3-12) at the gate.

Chairback tickets are $20 at the gate for all ages.

Discount tickets are available through your Family

Weekend registration for $9 for adults (13+) and

$5 for kids (3-12) and $16 for chairback seats.

No animals allowed in the Butler Bowl.

5 p.m. • Butler Men’s Soccer

vs. Wright State

Butler Bowl

Tickets will be available at the door and are $5 for

adults, $3 for kids ages 3-12.

7 p.m. • Butler Men’s Basketball vs.

Franklin College

Hinkle Fieldhouse

Don’t miss one of the first opportunities of the

season to see the men’s basketball team in action!

Come cheer the Dawgs on to a pre-season victory at

historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. Tickets are $9 for adults

and $6 for kids (ages 3-12).

7–9:30 p.m. • J.I. Holcomb Observatory

and Planetarium Show from 7:30–

8:30 p.m. and Telescope Viewing

(weather permitting) from 8:30–

9:30 p.m.

Cost is $3 for adults and $2 for children and senior

citizens; children under 4 are free. Butler students

are free with ID. No reservations required – just

show up at the observatory.

8 p.m. • SGA Movie

Jordan Hall, Room 141

Enjoy a screening of “Kung Fu Panda” courtesy of

the Student Government Association.

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011


10–11 a.m. • Roman Catholic Mass,

all visitors welcome

Atherton Union, Reilly Room

3 p.m. • Family Weekend

Choral Concert

Clowes Memorial Hall

The annual tradition continues! Butler Chorale and

University Choir lead an exciting fall choral program

designed to celebrate our students’ achievements.

Butler parents and family members are especially

invited to attend. Admission is free.

2–4 p.m. • Panhellenic Association

Sorority Open Houses

This time is open to any freshman or sophomore

woman to bring her parents to see the different

sororities and what each has to offer.

For a complete, updated schedule of Family Weekend events,


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Family Weekend


Greek Housing Family Events:

Other housing units may have added events, so be sure to check with your student.

Alpha Phi

Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m.–noon

824 W. Hampton Drive

Family Brunch (RSVP to Jordan Gill at

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Saturday, Nov. 5, Time TBA

Tailgate at Hinkle Fieldhouse for the Butler football game

Donations are appreciated and will benefit Kappa Kappa Gamma’s philanthropic efforts. RSVPs are also

appreciated but not required. Email or call (616) 405-1458.

Phi Delta Theta

Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m.–noon

705 W. Hampton Drive

The men of Phi Delta Theta will be holding an open house for the families of current members.

Additionally, freshmen who are interested in learning more about the chapter are invited to bring their

families and tour The Castle. Light refreshments will be served. Please direct all questions to Matt Miller


Phi Kappa Psi

Saturday, Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m.–noon

810 W. Hampton Drive

Phi Kappa Psi will be having a tailgate in preparation for the football game. Food will be served, and there

will be games and family activities. There is no cost to attend and RSVPs are not necessary.

Pi Beta Phi

Saturday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

831 W. Hampton Drive

Lunch and open house. Alumnae are also welcome!

Sigma Gamma Rho

Sunday, Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m.

Nov. 6 is the start of our Founders Week events. Join the Alpha Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho for church

service at Barnes United Methodist Church, 900 West 30th St. (less than five minutes from campus).

Family Weekend 2011 Registration Form

Online registration is also available at

Butler student’s name:

Anticipated graduation year:

Parent’s name:

Parent’s address:

Butler class year (if applicable)

City: State: Zip Code:

Parent’s phone: q Home q Work q Cell

Parent’s email:

Names of additional guests:

Lil’ Sibs T-shirt (optional for siblings and/or Butler students) See design on Family Weekend website.

Number of shirts: Child size M L at $10 each

Adult size S M L XL at $10 each for a total of $

Event Registration

Any person under the age of 18 participating in any of the Lil’ Sibs activities needs

to send a signed copy of the attached waiver with the registration.

Saturday, Nov. 5

Butler Bowl Tailgate Parking Pass (limited availability; first-come, first-served)

Single car $8 RV/camper $25

Family College: Please indicate the number of people in each session.

Campus Without Borders

It’s All Greek to Me

Internship and Career Planning 101

Technology: It’s Not Just For Geeks Anymore

Session I: 9:30–10:15 a.m.

(choose only one)

Lil’ Sibs Magic Show and activity presented by Blue Key

Number of Lil’ Sibs at $10 each for a total of

Session II: 10:30–11:15 a.m.

(choose only one)

(Butler Students free)

Bulldog Lunch 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Registration required for Butler students)

Number of adult (ages 13 and older) tickets at $13 each for a total of $

Number of child tickets (ages 3-12) at $9.50 each for a total of $

Number of children ages 2 and under

Football Game vs. Davidson, noon

at no charge

(Tickets purchased at the gate are $12 for adults and $8 for children ages 3–12. Chairback seats

are $20 at the gate for all ages. Children ages 2 and under and Butler students with ID are free for

general admission seating. Butler students need to purchase a ticket for a chairback seat.)

Number of adult tickets at $9 each for a total of $

Number of child tickets (ages 3-12) at $5 each for a total of $

Number of chairback tickets at $16 for a total of $

Men’s Basketball Exhibition Game vs. Franklin College, 7 p.m.

(Students are admitted free to the game for seating in the student section only. Families wishing

to sit with their student at the game will need to purchase a ticket for the student.)

Number of adult tickets at $9 each for a total of $

Number of child tickets (ages 3-12) at $5 each for a total of $

Total amount enclosed $

Please send this order form with a check (payable to Butler University) to: Family Weekend 2011,

Office of Alumni and Parent Programs, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208 or charge to

your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

Visa MC Discover American Express

Account number Exp. date Sec. code


Space is limited and registrations must be postmarked by Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. After Oct. 18, tickets must

be purchased at the door. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at

(800) 368-6852, ext. 9946 or by email at

Cancellations before the registration deadline (Oct. 18, 2011) are subject to a $5 cancellation fee. Refunds can be

processed in two ways. One, the original purchaser may request a gift credit in the amount of the refund.

Two, refunds can be made in the form of a check made payable to the original purchaser four to six weeks after

cancellation. No refunds will be made after the registration deadline. Refunds will not be available for registrants

who choose not to attend the event.

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Family Weekend

Lil’ Sibs Participation Form

Nov. 4-6, 2011

Please complete this page and return it with the completed Family Weekend registration form on

previous page. All registrations must be postmarked by Oct.18, 2011.

Please list the name(s) of all participating Lil’ Sibs


City/State/Zip Code:

Parents’ name(s):

Parents’ phone number:

Emergency contact(s) and phone numbers (include relationship to above):

Name of Butler student:

Year of Butler student: FR SO JR SR

Name of housing unit and room number:

Student telephone number:

All participants must have the below waiver signed and returned with their registration.

You will not be able to participate without the signed waiver.

Lil’ Sibs Weekend Waiver Form

In consideration of Butler University and Blue Key, an approved student organization, permitting the undersigned

to participate in Lil’ Sibs Weekend Nov. 4-6, I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Blue Key, its officers

and members, Butler University, its trustees, officers, appointees, agents and employees, from any losses, costs,

damages, and expenses, including attorney’s fees, arising out of or resulting from claims or suits, by or on behalf of

any person, for any injury to my person (or participant listed below), including death, occurring during the course

of participation in the activity of said organization, alleged or claimed to have been caused, in whole or in part or

contributed to, by an act or omission of any of the indemnities hereunder and without limiting the foregoing.

Signature of participant’s parent or guardian

Printed name of participant(s)


Butler University Family Weekend 2011 Hotel Information

Special rates are available at the following hotels, subject to availability. Most hotels require that reservations be made one

month in advance. When you call to make reservations, please identify yourself as a member of the Butler family and ask

for the Butler rate. If you have problems receiving this rate using the 800 number, please call the hotel directly.

Candlewood Suites (317) 595-9292 $79 studio

(888) CANDLEWOOD $99 1BR or double

Candlewood Suites Northwest (317) 298-8000 $79-$99


Canterbury Hotel (877) 886-0837 $125

Clarion Inn & Suites Northwest (317) 298-3700 $70

Comfort Inn Indianapolis Airport & Plainfield (317) 839-9600 $63.74

Comfort Inn and Suites North at Pyramids (317) 875-7676 $54

Comfort Suites Indianapolis Downtown (317) 631-9000 $94

Courtyard by Marriott at the Capitol (317) 684-7733 $115

(800) 321-2211 • Code: UY9

Courtyard by Marriott Indy Carmel (317) 571-1110 $94

Courtyard by Marriott Indy Castleton (317) 576-9559 $94

Courtyard by Marriott Indy Downtown (317) 822-9029 $109

Courtyard by Marriott Northwest (317) 297-7700 $93

Crowne Plaza (317) 631-2221 $119

Fairfield Inn & Suites Indianapolis Downtown (317) 636-7678 $99

Four Points by Sheraton Indianapolis Carmel (317) 574-4600 $65

Gatehouse Suites (317) 872-0462 $89-$109

Hampton Inn Northwest (317) 290-6000 $101

Hampton Inn Downtown (317) 261-1200 $115

Hampton Inn North Carmel (317) 843-1100 $99

Hilton Downtown (317) 822-5913 $109

Hilton Garden Inn Carmel (317) 581-9400 $99

Holiday Inn Express (317) 290-1212 $69.95

Homewood Suites at the Crossing (317) 253-1919 $99-109

Hyatt Place Keystone at the Crossing (317) 843-0064 $99

Jameson Inn Carmel (317) 816-1616 $69.99

La Quinta Inn (Plainfield) (317) 279-2650 $74

Marriott North (800) 228-9290 $105

Marriott TownePlace Suites Indianapolis (317) 255-3700 $79


Marten House (800) 736-5634 $69

Omni Severin 1-800-THE OMNI $129

Residence Inn by Marriott Fishers (317) 842-1111 $99

Sheraton Indianapolis (800) 325-3535 $114

SpringHill Suites Indianapolis Downtown (317) 972-7293 $109

Staybridge Suites (800) Holiday or $89

(317) 577-9500

Staybridge Suites Indianapolis City Centre (317) 536-7500 $94

Suburban Extended Stay (317) 598-1914 $54-64

Westin (317) 262-8100 or online with $129

Code: 268912

Wingate by Wyndham NW (317) 275-7000 $79

Campus Map

50. South Mall

37. Norris Plaza

26. Holcomb Memorial


15. Delta Tau Delta

1. Alpha Chi Omega

51. Tau Kappa Epsilon

38. North Mall

16. East Mall

2. Alpha Phi

52. Tennis Courts

39. Pharmacy and Health

Sciences Building

27. Holcomb Observatory

and Planetarium

17. Efroymson Cnter for

Creative Writing

3. Apartment Village

53. University Terrace


4. Atherton Union

40. Phi Delta Theta

28. Holcomb Pond

18. Eidson-Duckwall

Recital Hall

5. Bookstore/ Starbucks

54. West Mall

41. Phi Kappa Psi

29. Howard L. Schrott


(under construction)

6. Butler Athletic Fields

42. Pi Beta Phi

19. Facilities Management

7. Butler Bowl

43. President’s House

30. Indianapolis Greenway

Canal and Path

20. Fairbanks Center for

Communication and


8. BU Police Department

44. Residential College


31. Irwin Library

21. Gallahue Hall

9. Center for Faith and


45. Robertson Hall

32. Jordan Hall

22. Health and Recreation


10. Clowes Memorial Hall

46. Ross Residence Hall

33. Kappa Alpha Theta

11. Cornerstone Plaza

47. Schwitzer Residence Hall

34. Kappa Kappa Gamma

23. Hinkle Fieldhouse

12. Davey Athletic Complex

48. Sigma Chi

35. Lambda Chi Alpha

24. Holcomb Building

13. Delta Gamma

49. Sigma Nu

36. Lilly Hall

25. Holcomb Gardens

14. Delta Delta Delta


Office of Alumni and Parent Programs

4600 Sunset Ave.

Indianapolis, IN 46208-3485


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