Parents & Families

Stay connected to your student.

We want your student’s college years to be some of the best years for your family! Our campus community helps make that happen by keeping parents and families—the support systems for students—connected and informed.

Explore life as a Butler family.

As a current or prospective member of the Butler family, we know there are many things to consider as you send your student to college. We’re here to support you as you navigate this special time for your family.

Office of New Student & Family Programs

Butler University faculty and staff are here for your students, but students also need the support of their families to complete a great college experience. The Office of New Student and Family Programs provides information to assist you in guiding your student through this important stage in life. Throughout your student’s university experience, we will keep you connected with informational updates, volunteer opportunities, and occasions for you to connect with the Butler community both in Indianapolis and across the country.

If you have questions, contact the Office of New Student and Family Programs by email or by calling 317-940-8648 and we will be happy to help you.

Sign up for communications

All families are automatically members of our Family Association. Campus news, information, and updates are distributed to families through the Family NewsFlash email newsletter.  Make sure your contact information is up to date to ensure you are receiving the latest updates and information from the University.Please also follow the official Butler Parent Facebook page.

Incoming Students & Families

New to Butler? Welcome! We’re excited for your student and family to join our community. Our new family and student checklists are a helpful guide through the enrollment process.

Save the Date

Family Weekend

The Family Weekend 2024 dates are set for September 27-28! Take a look at the events of 2023 to get an idea of what this upcoming Family Weekend might look like.

COVID-19 Information

Butler University leadership, administration, faculty, and staff are working to manage the impact of COVID-19 on our community. We are very much committed to an on-campus educational and living experience. At the same time, our top priority is the health and safety of our entire campus community.