WITT Connected

The William A. McClain Center for Diversity offers a pre-Welcome Week experience for incoming first-year students called WITT Connected. Information for 2024 coming soon!

WITT Connected is a 4-day overnight program meant for traditionally marginalized groups (race/ethnicity, LGBTQIA+, first-gen) created to provide a supportive network of friends, faculty, and staff to make the transition into Wittenberg as smooth as possible.

The fall 2023 dates for this opportunity will be Sunday, August 20 to Wednesday, August 23 and will lead directly into Welcome Week events that begin on Thursday, August 24 for the entire first year class. During WITT Connected, students will engage in many activities around self-discovery, relationship & community building, exploring campus resources a little more in depth, and gaining a better understanding of Wittenberg, Springfield, and surrounding areas.

Tentative Schedule:

  • Sunday, August 20, 2023 – WITT Connected Day #1: Move In & Acclimating to Campus
    • Families will move students in during the morning and are encouraged to stay for lunch and learn more about Wittenberg with their student before departing.
  • Monday, August 21, 2023 – WITT Connected Day #2: Telling Your Story & Building Relationships
    • Students will spend valuable time doing fun activities with McClain Center professional and student staff learning about themselves and building relationships.
  • Tuesday, August 22, 2023 – WITT Connected Day #3: Where to Find Help & Resources
    • Students will meet with various departments on campus and learn about how to work with them. This day will include a talk with diverse Wittenberg Alumni.
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2023 – WITT Connected Day #4: Exploring Springfield & Surrounding Areas
    • Students will have an opportunity to explore a nearby city for entertainment and education.
  • Thursday, August 24, 2023 – Welcome Week begins - Welcome Week Schedule
    • WITT Connected Student Ambassadors will assist and encourage students to meet with their Tiger Team leader to participate in Welcome Week activities!

Move-in Details:

  • Sunday, August 20, 2023
    • 10:00am – 12:00pm – students will move directly into their fall housing assignment. Be sure to include housing assignment in the registration form.
    • 12:00pm – 3:00pm – families enjoy lunch and a Wittenberg session before departing

**There is no additional charge for attending WITT Connected.

If you have additional questions about WITT Connected, please email us at wittdiversity@wittenberg.edu.

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