Family Weekend - Fall 2022

September 30 - October 2

North Central College invites you to attend Family Weekend 2022, a campus-wide celebration in honor of parents, grandparents, and all extended family. This unique weekend experience will provide your family the opportunity to explore the College and everything it has to offer. 

Registration is now open and will close on Thursday, September 29 at noon.

Click here to register for Family Weekend.

Please check back as the date approaches for more schedule details. 

Transportation and Hotel Partners

Get discounted rates with our hotel partners!

North Central College has an agreement with the Naperville hotels to offer discounted rates to all friends and family of the school. Whether you are visiting, attending a sporting event, or seeing a play, one of our partner hotels can accommodate you. 

Campus Map

Navigate the campus by following this map!

Check out Downtown Naperville

Family Weekend Schedule

Event Check-In

Friday, September 30, 2022 (4:00pm - 8:00pm)
Harold and Eva White Activities Center (324 East Benton Ave)
Saturday, October 1, 2022 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Grab your swag bag and get the full schedule for Family Weekend activities. 

Friday, September 30, 2022

1:00pm; 2:00pm; 3:00pm: Enactus Open House & Coffee Tasting (Coffee Lab in Larrance Academic Center)
Stop by the Coffee Lab at 1, 2, or 3 p.m. for demonstrations of the roasting process.  Sample coffees from various origin countries.  Discover a variety of high-impact learning opportunities for students in all fields of study.

2:00pm - 4:00pm: New Library/Learning Commons Tour
Come check out the newly renovated library and Learning Commons. 

2:00pm - 4:00pm: Trolley Tours for Families, In Front of Fine Arts Center (No registration needed)
Get a trolley tour of Naperville! Free for participants. Tours leave from Wentz Concert Hall.

5:00pm - 7:00pm: Enjoy Dinner in Downtown Naperville
See the map of Downtown Naperville in your schedule.

6:00pm: Women's Volleyball Game vs. Carroll University, (Merner Field House--No registration needed)

8:00pm: Homecoming Concert and Dessert Reception (Wentz Concert Hall & Lobby in Fine Arts Center)

7:00pm - 9:00pm: Night of Family Laughs with Weekend Programming Board 
Join the Weekend Programming Board for a night of laughter! No cost, but registration is requested.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

9:00am - 11:00am: Family Breakfast with the College President  (Stevenson Hall)
Join Interim President Donna Carroll, along with faculty and staff across campus, for breakfast and a panel discussion.   Faculty and staff will be answering questions from various areas such as Residence Life, Financial Aid, Student Activities, Multicultural Affairs, Study Abroad and more.

11:00am - 2:00pm: New Library/Learning Commons Tour
Come check out the newly renovated library and Learning Commons.

12 - 3pm - Wrestling Family, Alumni, & Students Bags Tournament (Outside Merner Field House)

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Multicultural Student Lounge (2nd Floor of Harold & Eva White Activities Center)
Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. No cost for this event.

1:30pm - 3:00pm: Outdoor Family Photos and Games for Families of our First-gen Students (Old Main Lawn)
Families of our first-gen students: Join the First-gen Team for outdoor games and/or outdoor family photos with NC spirit props. Dress for the weather and drop by for whatever amount of time works with your schedule. See e-mail from Cardinal First for additional details.  #CelebrateFirstgen

3:00pm - 6:00pm - Family Weekend & Homecoming Fest & Dinner, Rall House Lawn & Championship Plaza
Drop in for family friendly activities prior to the Homecoming Football game. Ticket required for dinner and will be available in the Welcome Packet or at the event check-in. Don't miss the fun!

3:00pm - 6:00pm - Oktoberfest Beer Tasting, Rall House Lawn

6:00pm - Shimer Orange Horse, Seybert Hall

6:00pm - Football Game vs. Wheaton College, Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium
Cheer on the Cardinals as they play in the Annual Homecoming Football Game vs. Wheaton College - "The Little Brass Bell" Game!" Students of North Central with an ID are free and do not need to register here.

9:00pm - Fireworks, Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium (No registration needed)

Sunday, October 2, 2022

10:00am - 11:00am: Family Weekend/Homecoming Worship Service
A worship service of reflection prior to the Family Weekend/Homecoming Send off Brunch. No cost for this event.

11:00am - 12:30pm: Family Sunday Brunch
A delicious send-off Brunch to say goodbye to your family and wrap up a fun-filled weekend.