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Parents and Families

Parent & Family Information

As a family member with a student at Butler or who is considering Butler, you may have a number of questions concerning financial aid, deadlines, student services, as well as other important considerations. Please see the categories below to help navigate to the area related to your inquiry.

While this page is designed to answer your questions, if you can’t find the information you need, please email your questions to

For information about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please see the Butler University COVID-19 Update website which includes messages, advice, and university updates. 

Student Life

If you are interested in learning more about student activities and involvement, residence life, campus dining, health services, or recreation, our Campus Life site will be able to provide you with more information on the programming and services available to students.


Butler University is among the top schools in the country when it comes to enriched undergraduate offerings that lead to student success. Visit our Academics site for more information regarding degree programs, core curriculum, and the Honors Program. This site will also outline additional student services for academic support, like the Center for Academic Success and Exploration, study abroad programs, Career and Professional Success, and graduate programs.

Other Resources

There may be additional topics of interest to you on campus. Be sure to visit our Office of Financial Aid or Student Accounts sites for questions related to financial assistance, scholarships, and billing. You can also learn more about campus safety through the Butler University Police Department. Finally, Information Technology will have information on technology requirements and recommendations to enhance your student’s learning experience.

Family Resource Guide

This online resource guide features details about campus and most offices, including contact names and phone numbers. It will serve as a great reference for you throughout the year.

Care Package

Did you know that Butler's Dining partner, Bon Appetit offers care packages? Check out Hugs from Home for more information. You can place an order online.