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Family Weekend

2019 Family Weekend: September 20-22

Last Updated: Sept. 11, 2019
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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Brandee Bates Kern at (937) 327-7448 or bbates@wittenberg.edu.

Family Weekend19 T-shirtT-shirts ordered after Sept. 10 may not be available for pick-up during Family Weekend and will be mailed to designated address.

2019 Weekend Hours

Information & Registration Center (Student Center Lobby)

  • Friday: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

CDR

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

University Bookstore

  • Friday: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Founders
Visit Wittenberg’s campus pub.  Watch sporting events on one of our five TVs or play darts, giant Jenga or giant Connect 4 with your family! Try our Pizza & Boneless Chicken Bites Family Weekend special for just $9.99! Located on the lower level of the Benham-Pence Student Center. Come on down and try our “Tiger Up” drink special!

  • Friday: 5 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
  • Saturday: 5 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Doppelganger's
Come down to the games room for a little friendly competition. All games are free-play, and we have a variety of games to suit everyone; Ping Pong, Air Hockey, Pool tables, and 5 different gaming systems for your enjoyment!

  • Friday: 4 p.m. - 12 a.m.
  • Saturday: 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.
  • Sunday: 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.

2019 Schedule of Events

Friday, September 20

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Admission Mini Session
Benham-Pence Student Center Lobby
Chat with some of our favorite faculty, meet some Legacy students and take a guided tour! Click Here to learn more.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Springfield Advantage
Geil Lounge, Benham-Pence Student Center
Did you know that Springfield is the 12th largest city in Ohio? Wittenberg's location in this urban environment provides unique opportunities for students and faculty to become closely connected to the local community. Our Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Civic & Urban Engagement links Wittenberg students to Springfield to explore these hands-on experiences in their future careers, fields of study, and areas of personal interest while also improving the quality of life for local residents. Come hear more from students, faculty, and local partners who have benefited from The Springfield Advantage!

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

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Geil Lounge, Benham-Pence Student Center
Open Classroom:  “It’s just music:  Do Rap Lyrics mean anything?”
Dr. Julius D. Bailey, Associate Professor of Philosophy

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Benham-Pence Student Center Lobby
Admission Mini Session
Chat with some of our favorite faculty, meet some Legacy students and take a guided tour!

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Benham-Pence Student Center Lobby
Admission Mini Session
Chat with some of our favorite faculty, meet some Legacy students and take a guided tour!

8:30 p.m.
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!

8 p.m.
Family Weekend Comedy Magician, featuring Ben Seidman, hosted by Union Board
Post 95, Benham-Pence Student Center
Ben Seidman is an American sleight-of-hand performer, actor, comedian, and creative consultant who has won the entertainer of the year award for Princess Cruises and guest starred on Netflix's "Brainchild". He is the only person to have served as the Resident Magician at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. In 2013, Seidman co-starred in Magic Outlaws on Travel Channel. Following the debut of his TV specials, Ben taught Johnny Knoxville magic tricks for his film Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. Seidman’s performances are notable for featuring original magic effects. His inventions are employed in A&E’s program Mindfreak, starring Criss Angel, where Seidman served as writer and adviser for three seasons.
Admission: Free

Saturday, September 21

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

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dig and Drafts!
Columbia Street Cemetery Project
Join the Archaeology students at their dig site, and then saunter over to Mother Stewart’s for a refreshing, locally brewed beer!  
Click Here to learn more about Archaeology at Wittenberg

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
University Honors Open House
Matthies House
University Honors students are invited to bring their families to stop in and tour the “new and improved” Matthies Honors House!  Breakfast pastries and beverages will be available.

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Admission Mini Session
Benham-Pence Student Center Lobby
Chat with some of our favorite faculty, meet some Legacy students and take a guided tour!

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Legacy Gift Pick-Up
Bayley Alumni House
Stop in the Bayley Alumni House to receive a special gift to honor our legacy families.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fraternity and Sorority Life Information Session
Room 101, Blair Hall                                                                                                                                                     
Is your student considering joining a fraternity or sorority? Join leaders of Wittenberg’s Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils for an information session about going Greek.

11:00 a.m.
Women’s Soccer v. Wilmington
Edwards-Maurer Field
Admission: Free

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch on the Lawn
Recitation Green/Myers Hollow
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:  $8.00

1 p.m.
Women’s Field Hockey v. Allegheny
Edwards-Maurer Field
Admission: Free

1 p.m.
Theatre & Dance 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 Theatre & Dance students!
Admission: Free; tickets available at the box office

2 – 4 p.m.
Senior Wine & Cheese:  Celebrate the Class of 2020 as they begin their final year as Wittenberg students. Family members welcome.
Location: Benjamin Prince House, Registration Required
Admission: Free

4:30 p.m.
Football v. Wooster
Edwards-Maurer Field
Admission: Free

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Pocket Lint, Just Eve, and Wittmen Crew
Post 95, Benham-Pence Student Center
Join other families while enjoying our acapella groups and our improv comedy troupe.

8 p.m.
Witt Late Night

  • Cosmic Mini Golf in Shouvlin 105
  • Art After Dark in Geil Lounge, Benham-Pence Student Center
  • Showing of the movie "Up" in Founders Pub

A program that is a favorite amongst students! Come and enjoy some family friendly, late-night entertainment and food!

Sunday, September 22

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:  $8.00

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

11:00 a.m.
Worship Service with Holy Communion
Special music by the Wittenberg Singers, Dr. Erik Zinter, Director
Weaver Chapel

9 p.m.
Catholic Mass
Weaver Chapel

Other things to do:

Saturday, September 21

9 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.
Springfield Farmer’s Market
Corner of Market Street & Fountain Avenue
You’ll find 35+ great vendors with everything from locally grown veggies & produce to locally produced baked goods and artisan wares.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
South Fountain Art Fair
600-800 block of South Fountain Avenue
Nestled in a quaint historic neighborhood in Springfield Ohio. ArtSoFo is seeking to encourage a passion for art in the community. We hope to celebrate all forms of art as well as honor this historic neighborhood and architecture of the past. Free to the public we are hoping to bring artists, art lovers, and buyers from all over Ohio.
Heritage Center Museum, 117 South Fountain Avenue

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