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Homecoming & Reunions

Wittenberg University invites you to join us, October 24-27, 2019, for Homecoming Weekend.

Register for Homecoming & Reunion Events

Make a Gift to Wittenberg University

Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement with any questions at alumni@wittenberg.edu or (937) 327-6374

2019 Schedule

Thursday, Oct 24

  • Class of 1969 & 1979 Welcome Back Reception
    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Koch Hall
    Happy 50th and 40th anniversaries! Celebrate with your classmates from 1969 and 1979. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Cocktails and other beverages will be available for purchase.

    *Interested in displaying your art, music, or literature on at the reception on Thursday night? Contact classmate Bev Goldie at bevgoldie@columbus.rr.com


Friday, Oct 25

  • Homecoming Info & Check in for All Reunions
    8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Information Desk, Benham Pence Student Center
    Pick up your reunion info, name badge, and get all your Homecoming Weekend questions answered.
  • Wittenberg "Why You" Program Mock Interviews
    8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Hollenbeck Hall
    Interested in supporting the future of our Business department students? Every year, students from the Department of Business are required to participate in a mock interview program as a requirement for graduation. Each student is required to select a position description, submit a resume/cover letter, and be interviewed in-person by a Wittenberg alum and faculty member. Indicate your interest in serving as an alumni-evaluator here: https://forms.gle/YsqnRHz5sJzZxTky5
  • Classroom Experience for all Reunion Attendees
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Pick up your class pass at the Homecoming Info desk in Benham-Pence Student Center.
  • Admissions Mini Session
    1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
    Founders Pub, Benham-Pence Student Center
    Legacy Families and Prospective Families are invited to learn more about the Wittenberg experience.
  • Reenactment of the Walkout
    2-2:30 p.m.
    Begin on Alumni Way
    • 50th Anniversary of the CBS Walkout Panel Discussion
      2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
      Bayley Auditorium, Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center
      Learn more about the history of the CBS student organization and the Walkout in 1969.
    • CBS Walkout 50th Anniversary Reception
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      Hobson Atrium, Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center
  • Admissions Mini Session
    3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    Founders Pub, Benham-Pence Student Center
    Legacy Families and Prospective Families are invited to learn more about the Wittenberg experience.
  • Chemistry and BMB Alumni Panel
    4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center, Room 248
  • Political Science Alumni Panel and Reception
    4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    Hollenbeck Hall, Ness Family Auditorium
  • Business Colloquium: Climbing the Ladder (2 Paths)
    4:45 – 6:00 p.m.
    HWA, Room 212
    Career paths aren’t always the same. Some benefit by staying loyal to a company over the course of their entire career. Some find benefit in making multiple career moves and pursuing additional education. Come hear two accomplished Wittenberg alumni share their experiences while contrasting how their career path has benefited them in different ways. Tim McIlvaine ‘01 (Associate Vice President @ Weber Associates) and Christopher Olson ’03 (Senior Director @ Pfizer) will be presenting. All business and accounting majors are required to attend. Alumni are welcome!
  • Admissions Mini Session
    5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
    Founders Pub, Benham-Pence Student Center
    Legacy Families and Prospective Families are invited to learn more about the Wittenberg experience.
  • Biology Alumni Reception
    5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
    Courtyard, Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center
    The Biology Department invites all returning alumni to join us at a reception to meet our current students, catch up with old faculty members and meet new ones, and find out about all the great things happening in the department. Students will share research results and they'd love to meet you, make contacts, and learn from your experiences. Beer, wine, and hors d’oeurves will be served. Registration is not required. Contact Mary Kelly at kellym21@wittenberg.edu to ask questions.
  • HWA Opening Celebration
    6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    HWA Complex
    Alumni, students, faculty, staff and the Springfield community are invited to celebrate the official opening of the HWA.
  • Class of ’78, ’79, ’80 Mix and Mingle
    8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
    Founders Pub, Benham-Pence Student Center
    Join us after the HWA Celebration for some live music by Witt Free, Genesee Cream Ale, and other beverages, and time to revisit our Wittenberg memories.
  • Class of 1959 Reunion Reception - $15 per person
    8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
    Bayley Alumni House
    Happy 60th Anniversary! Celebrate with your classmates in the Bayley Alumni House. Includes late night snacks and two drink tickets for the bar.
  • Class of 1989 Meet and Greet
    8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
    Station 1
    Join us after the HWA Celebration for time to revisit our Wittenberg memories.
  • Class of 2009 Welcome Home Reception
    9:30 – 11:00 p.m.
    Station 1
    Join us after the HWA Celebration for time to revisit our Wittenberg memories.
  • 50th Reunion Late Night Reception - $18 per person
    8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
    Springfield Country Club
    Join us after the HWA Celebration for time to revisit our Wittenberg memories. Includes late night snacks.

Saturday, Oct 26

  • Homecoming Info & Check in for All Reunions
    8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Information Desk, Benham Pence Student Center
    Pick up your reunion info, name badge, and get all your Homecoming Weekend questions answered.
  • African American Alumni Society Business Meeting
    8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
    Alumni Room, Benham-Pence Student Center
    Continental breakfast will be available for meeting attendees.
  • HWA Tour
    9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
    HWA Legends Lobby
    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.
  • HWA Tour
    9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
    HWA Hall of Honor
    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.
  • HWA Tour
    10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    HWA Legends Lobby
    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.
  • Admissions Mini Session
    10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    Geil Lounge, Benham-Pence Student Center
    Legacy Families and Prospective Families are invited to learn more about the Wittenberg experience.
  • Alumni Achievement Awards Brunch - $10 per person
    10:00 a.m. – noon
    Shouvlin 105
    Registration is required. Event is free for award recipients and their guests.
    The Alumni Association recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of Wittenberg alumni at an annual awards ceremony during Homecoming Weekend.
  • University Honors Alumni Open House
    10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Matthies Honors House
    Open house for current and alumni Honors students to stop by, chat, and reconnect.
  • Homecoming Tailgate
    10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    East Campus Drive
    An annual Witt Homecoming tradition. Register your group on the tailgate site beginning mid-July. Special brunch for reunion attendees from the classes of 1969, 1979, and 1989 in the tent near Hollenbeck Hall. New this year, a Kids Zone supported by the Student Alumni Association. Bring your little Tigers along to enjoy the inflatable games and other activities. Register Online
  • Indoor Hospitality Area and Now & Then Photo Booth
    10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Thomas Library
    Looking for a break from the Homecoming Tailgate? Stop by Thomas Library for light refreshments, puzzles and games for the entire Tiger family to enjoy.
    For Witt Grads from 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, or 1994, the library will also host a photo booth at which we'll pair your senior yearbook photo with a current selfie to create a “now and then” digital picture suitable for sharing on social media.
  • Reunion Brunch Class of 1989, 1979, and 1969 - $18 per person
    10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Tent by Hollenbeck
    Registration is required. Includes brunch buffet and one mimosa.
  • Class of 1959 Lunch with Classmates - $18 per person
    11:00 a.m.
    Founders Pub, Benham-Pence Student Center
  • Swim & Dive vs. Red & White Alumni
    1:00 p.m.
    Natatorium, HWA
  • Wittenberg vs. Denison Football Game
    1:00 p.m.
    Edwards-Maurer Field
    Cheer the Tigers on to a Homecoming victory!
  • Class of 2009 Reception
    3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
    Hobson Atrium, Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center
    Enjoy complimentary appetizers and two complimentary drinks while we reconnect.
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Denison
    5:00 p.m.
    Edwards-Maurer Field
  • Class of 1959 Dinner
    6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
    Mela, Courtyard by Marriott
  • Class of 1989 Reunion Reception
    6:00 – 11:00 p.m.
    Founders Pub, Benham-Pence Student Center
  • Class of 1969 50th Reunion Cocktail Hour & Dinner - $40 per person
    6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
    1929 Fieldhouse
    The 50th reunion main event! Don’t miss this opportunity to be with classmates, hear from President Frandsen, and enjoy a wonderful dinner on campus. Includes appetizers, two drink tickets, dinner, and dessert reception.
  • Class of 1979 40th Reunion Cocktail Hour & Dinner - $40 per person
    6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
    105 Shouvlin
    The 40th reunion main event! Reconnect with classmates and enjoy a wonderful dinner on campus. Includes appetizers, two drink tickets, dinner, and dessert reception.
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Denison
    7:30 p.m.
    Edwards-Maurer Field
  • Class of 1999 20th Reunion Reception
    8:00 p.m.
    Station 1
  • The Black Excellence Soiree
    8:00 – 10:30 p.m.
    Room 212, HWA
    A celebration of excellence and place of gathering for current students and alumni in their best dressed.

Sunday, Oct 27

  • Coffee and Doughnuts Fellowship Time
    10:30 a.m.
    Weaver Chapel
  • Homecoming Worship Service with Holy Communion
    The Rev. David Moreland '69, Hamma '73, preaching
    Special music by The Wittenberg Choir, Dr. Erik Zinter, Director

    11:00 a.m.
    Weaver Chapel
  • 30th Reunion Farewell Gathering
    10:00 a.m. – noon
    Mike and Rosy’s

Future Homecoming Dates:

  • Oct. 2-4, 2020
  • Oct. 8-10, 2021
  • Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022
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