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Family Weekend

2019 Family Weekend: September 20-22

Last Updated: February 5, 2019
*subject to change

To register for family weekend please contact Family Weekend18 T-shirtSarah Shivler at (937) 327-7447 or

T-shirts ordered after Sept. 7 may not be available for pick-up during Family Weekend and will be mailed to designated address. (2018 design pictured at right)

2018 Weekend Hours

Information & Registration Center (Student Center Lobby)

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


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

The best pub in town! Enjoy our pub menu and a wide array of drinks for any palate. 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 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
  • Saturday: 5 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.


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

2018 Schedule of Events

Friday, September 21

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!

7:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Kenyon
Edwards-Maurer Field
Admission: Free

9 p.m.
Family Weekend Comedy Show, hosted by Union Board
Post 95, Benham-Pence Student Center
Admission: Free

  • Sara Schaefer is a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer, and producer currently based in Los Angeles. She was the co-host of MTV’s late night show Nikki & Sara Live. Sara has appeared on @Midnight, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Inside Amy Schumer. She won two Emmy awards for her work at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and has written for Ed Helms’ Comedy Central special The Fake News with Ted Nelms, Problematic with Moshe Kasher, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

  • T. Murph is an internationally known comedian who has been featured on nationally syndicated shows such as Chicago Fire, Comedy Centrals Key & Peele, and the 2014 ReBoot of BET ComicView. In a very short time, Murph has achieved a huge amount of success, he has even headlined shows in Dubai! T. Murph has been featured in the Comedy Central sponsored New York Comedy Festival and the TBS Just for Laughs Festival. You can catch Murph performing regularly in and around Chicago, when he’s not on the road.

Saturday, September 22

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!
Columbia Street Cemetery Project

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Honors Open House
Matthies House

  • Enjoy coffee and donuts with your honor student

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
101 Blair Hall

  • Is your student considering joining a fraternity or sorority? Join the Director of Student Involvement and student leaders from Wittenberg's chapters for an information session about going Greek.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch on the Lawn
Admission: $8, Registration required

  • 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.

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

4 - 6 p.m.
Senior Wine & Cheese
Benjamin Prince House (Rain site: Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center)
Admission: $10, Registration required

  • Celebrate the Class of 2019 as they begin their final year as Wittenberg students. Family members welcome.

6:30-8 p.m.
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. Test your trivia knowledge!

7 p.m.
Football vs. Kenyon
Edwards-Maurer Field
Admission: free

8 - 9:30 p.m.
Pocket Lint, Just Eve, Wittmen Crew Performance
Post 95, Benham-Pence Student Center

  • Join other families while enjoying our a capella groups and our improv comedy troupe.

Sunday, September 23

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Family Weekend Brunch
Center Dining Room (CDR), Benham-Pence Student Center
Special Family Weekend Brunch pricing: $8.25

  • Enjoy Sunday brunch, including a specialty pancake bar, before hitting the road!

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

11 a.m.
Worship Service with Holy Communion - special music by Wittenberg Singers
Weaver Chapel

12 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Kenyon
Edwards-Maurer Field
Admission: Free

2 p.m.
CROP Walk - a 3-mile walk to raise funds and awareness to fight hunger locally and globally. Registration at 1:30 p.m. on Alumni Way. Click here to learn more.

4 p.m.
JV Football vs. Otterbein
Edwards-Maurer Field
Admission: Free

4:30 p.m.
RISE worship in Ness Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall

9 p.m.
Catholic Mass
Weaver Chapel

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