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Family Weekend

2017 Family Weekend: October 6-8, 2017

Registration for Family Weekend 2017 is now open! Click here to register online

If you have questions, please contact Brandee Bates at (937) 327-7448 or

Family Weekend t-shirts can be ordered soon (see design pictured at right)

Last Updated: June 16, 2017
*subject to change*

Weekend Hours

Information & Registration Center (Student Center Lobby)
Friday: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
*Parents Executive Committee members will be present in the registration area. Please stop in to meet them and bring your questions.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

University bookstore
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The best pub in town!  Enjoy our pub-style menu, featuring a specialty selection of personal pan pizzas, oven-baked wings with an assortment of signature sauces, and delicious spun-to-order milkshakes, classic and hard. Watch sporting events on one of our five TVs or play darts, giant Jenga or giant Connect 4 with your family!  Located on the lower level of the Benham-Pence Student Center.
Friday: 5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Saturday: 5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

* While on campus, schedule a tour with one of Wittenberg's Admission Tour Guides. Click here to learn more.

2017 Schedule of Events

Friday, October 6

3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Welcome & Information Center, Registration
Benham-Pence Student Center Lobby
Pick up your registration packets, t-shirts, schedules, maps, and information for a fun-filled Family Weekend!

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
"A Taste of Witt"
Alumni Way (Rain Site: Geil Lounge)
Wittenberg will highlight alumni who are founders or owners of businesses in the food and beverage industry in the first of its kind "A Taste of Witt" event. For an entry fee of $5, parents, students, faculty, staff, and Springfield community members will have the opportunity to sample a variety of delicious foods and beverages provided by our alumni. Please email if you are an alum who own a food- or beverage-related business and would like to participate.

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Special Edition "Witt Wednesday" Trivia
Founders Pub, Benham-Pence Student Center
Join other families for some friendly competition. Enjoy this special edition of a "Witt Wednesday" event that is a student favorite. Come test your trivia knowledge!

9 p.m.
CDR, Benham-Pence Student Center
Enjoy this music/comedy duo from New York and Los Angeles. Long time best friends Ben McLain and Paul Peglar utilize a cappella, loop stations, standup,sketch, crowd interaction and several musical genres to create a world all their own - and everyone's invited! Impressive talent mixed with unique humor makes the duo something brand new and yet altogether familiar to current audiences. Hosted by Union Board.
Admission: Free   

Saturday, October 7

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Welcome & Information Center, Registration
Benham-Pence Student Center Lobby
Pick up your registration packets, t-shirts, schedules, maps, and information for a fun-filled Family Weekend!

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wittenberg Digs!
525 N. Wittenberg Avenue
Join Archaeology students at their dig site!

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Honors Open House
Matthies House
Enjoy coffee and donuts with your honor student.

10 a.m.
Standing Up To POTS 5K Walk/Run
Benham-Pence Student Center
The Pre-Health Club invites you to participate in a fundraising 5K event that supports research and raises awareness about postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Walk-in registrations are welcome!
Adults: $25; Children & College Students: $15

11 a.m.
Field Hockey v. Kenyon
Edwards-Maurer Field
Admission: Free

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Legacy Gift Pick-Up
Bayley Alumni House
Stop in to receive a special gift to honor our legacy families.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fraternity and Sorority Life Information Session
Koch Hall
Is your student considering joining a fraternity or sorority? Join the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life and student leaders from Wittenberg's chapters for an information session about going Greek.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lunch on the Lawn
Join other students and parents on the lawn across from Recitation Hall for this event and meet some of the faces of Wittenberg while you enjoy a bite to eat. This special event is sponsored by Wittenberg Police, Student Development and Build a Better Wittenberg. Registration Required.
Admission: $8

1 p.m.
First-Year Student Showcase
Chakeres Memorial Theatre
The Department of Theatre and Dance invites you to enjoy a performance of scenes and songs presented by Wittenberg's first-year students! 
Admission: Free; tickets available at the box office

1:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Wooster
Edwards-Maurer Field
Admission: Free

4 - 6 p.m.
Senior Wine & Cheese
Hobson Atrium, Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center
Celebrate the Class of 2018 as they begin their final year as Wittenberg students. Family members welcome. Registration required.
Admission: $10

4 p.m.
Men's Soccer v. Wooster
Edwards-Maurer Field
Admission:  Free

8 p.m
Choir Variety Show 
Krieg Recital Hall
Wittenberg proudly showcases the talents of the Wittenberg Choir in the Choir Variety Show! Come join this celebration of musical talent.
Admission: $5

Sunday, October 8

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Family Weekend Brunch
Center Dining Room (CDR)
Enjoy Sunday brunch, and a specialty pancake bar, before hitting the road!  
Special Family Weekend Brunch pricing: $8

10:30 a.m.
Donuts and coffee with the Pastors
Weaver Chapel

11:00 a.m.
Worship Service with Holy Communion
Weaver Chapel

4 p.m.
JV Football v. Ohio Wesleyan
Edwards-Maurer Field
Admission: Free

9 p.m.
Catholic Mass
Weaver Chapel

For updated calendar of local events:

Commencement Hotel Information:
Commencement 2018 will be held on Saturday, May 12. Book your hotel room for this special day!


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