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Homecoming & Reunions

Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, October 2-4, 2020

In close coordination with federal, state, and local public health agencies, Wittenberg is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Wittenberg community. Updates and actions, as well as a host of resources, can be found on the University’s new WITT: We’re In This Together website.

To ensure the health and well-being of all our constituents, Homecoming and Reunion Weekend will be a virtual celebration this fall, Oct. 2-4, 2020. Many classmates from the reunion classes of 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010 have already connected to plan virtual engagement opportunities and anticipate planning future in-person events when conditions allow. Please email if you are celebrating a milestone year and would like to volunteer to contact your classmates.

Wittenberg invites you to celebrate 175 years of passing light during our 2020 Homecoming Weekend virtual events.

Friday, October 2

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Gift Planning: A Conversation About Solutions and Your Legacy
Elizabeth Ayers '80
Navigating the retirement and estate planning process can bring many questions, but did you know that you can find solutions that provide for your family while fulfilling your charitable interests? Join Elizabeth Ayers ’80 J.D., Executive Director of Gift Planning at the University of North Carolina, as we discuss opportunities to build a meaningful legacy for you and your loved ones.

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Alumni Tiger Talk
Chenelle Jones ‘06
Moving the Needle of Justice: An Antiracist Approach to Pedagogy in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Between the Stripes: Athletics Update
Join us for a special athletics update with Men's Basketball Head Coach Matt Croci, Women's Soccer Head Coach Katie Robinson and Football Head Coach Joe Fincham.

4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Celebrating 175 Years
Revisit the legacy of Wittenberg University
Short video, followed by an invitation for a live ZOOM toast with President Michael Frandsen

Saturday, October 3

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Virtual Alumni College
Democracy & Elections in a Polarized America
Presentation by Professors of Political Science Rob Baker, Ph.D., and Ed Hasecke, Ph.D.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Alumni Tiger Talk
Investing Young
Pete Franz ’04, CFA, CFP

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Homecoming Tailgate
Looking to reconnect with teammates, classmates, fraternity brothers or sorority sisters? Sign up for one of our ZOOM Tailgate rooms and invite your friends to join you for a Tiger cocktail.

Fadi Michael ’07 teaches everyone how to craft Cantina’s Perfect Margarita, our choice as the perfect Tiger Cocktail in celebration of Wittenberg University's 175th Anniversary For Virtual Homecoming 2020:

  • Cantina’s Perfect Margarita
  • 2oz of your favorite tequila
  • 1oz Cointreau
  • 4oz Sour Mix
  • ½ Orange Juice
  • Fresh lime juice

Mix, and enjoy! Oh, and #TigerUp!

Sunday, October 4

11 a.m.
Chapel Service
Watch Live

This isn’t what anyone had expected or planned for Wittenberg’s 175th year, but we are still determined to honor our heritage and celebrate our impact.

Even though we are not together on campus for Homecoming, we are all together in spirit.

Join us in reflecting on the impact Wittenberg had on your life. Visit our special Celebrating 175 Years! website to make a gift to help ensure that the University is a beacon for seekers of knowledge and justice for years to come.

Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement with any questions at or (937) 327-6374

Future Homecoming Dates:

  • Oct. 8-10, 2021
  • Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022
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