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40th Reunion - Class of 1979

Homecoming & Reunion Weekend registration is open. Join fellow classmates Oct. 24-27, 2019 for an exciting weekend of fun, friends and Tiger memories as we celebrate our 40th reunion! The weekend is jam-packed with events, so make sure you mark your calendars for our class-specific activities!

Register for Homecoming & Reunion Events

Make a Gift to Wittenberg University

Meet Your Class of 1979 Reunion Planning Committee

Highlighted 40th Reunion Events

Thursday, Oct. 24

  • Class of 1969 & 1979 Welcome Back Reception
    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Koch Hall
    *Interested in highlighting your art, music, or literature on at the reception on Thursday night? Contact Bev Goldie, ‘79 at

Friday, Oct. 25

  • Classroom Experience for all Reunion Attendees
    Relive your days as a student only this time there won’t be a test!
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Pick up your class pass at the info desk in Benham-Pence Student Center

  • HWA Opening Celebration
    Visiting alumni will join members of the Springfield community and other friends of Wittenberg to celebrate the official opening of the HWA complex at a gala dinner event.
    Time TBA
    Pam Evans Smith Arena

  • Class of ’78, ’79, ’80 Mix and Mingle
    Classmates who don’t plan to attend the HWA gala can plan to kick off the late night reception at 8:00 PM before those who attend the HWA gala join the party.
    8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
    Founders Pub, Benham-Pence Student Center

Saturday, Oct. 26

  • HWA Tours
    Didn’t make it to the HWA Opening Celebration on Friday, Oct. 25? Maybe you are just ready for another walk through the facility? No problem! RSVP for a free tour when you register for other Homecoming events.
    Tour times:
    9:00 a.m.
    9:30 a.m.
    10:00 a.m.

  • 50th, 40th, 30th Reunions brunch at the Homecoming Tailgate
    Grab a bite to eat with other reunion attendees and plan to stroll through the Homecoming Tailgate before heading to the football game at 1:00.
    10:00 – 1:00 p.m.
    Tent by Hollenbeck near the Founders Outpost

  • Class seating at the Wittenberg vs. Denison Football Game
    Cheer the Tigers on to a Homecoming victory!
    1:00 p.m.
    Edwards-Maurer Field

  • 40th Reunion Cocktail Hour & Dinner
    The main event! Don’t miss this opportunity to be with classmates, hear from President Frandsen, and enjoy a wonderful dinner on campus.
    6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
    105 Shouvlin

Sunday, Oct. 27

  • Homecoming Worship Service
    Time TBA
    Weaver Chapel

Registration coming soon! Find our reunion event on Facebook

Want to book your hotel now?

  • Holiday Inn
    204 Raydo Circle
    Springfield, OH 45505
    (937) 505-1670
    Book by phone or booking link by Sept. 1
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
    1870 W First St
    Springfield, OH 45504
    (937) 323-9554
    Book by phone or booking link by Sept. 1

  • Courtyard by Marriott - SOLD OUT Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26
    100 S Fountain Ave
    Springfield, OH 45502
    Phone: (937) 322-3600
    Book by phone or booking link by Sept. 1

Class of 1979 “Lost” Classmates

We have a list of approximately 70 classmates for whom there is no contact information. We want to locate as many of them as possible so that they can be included in our 40th reunion plans. Please take a minute to look at the list, and if you are able to identify someone, we would appreciate your sharing any information you can by emailing

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