The university supports student efforts to take the lead in shaping the learning and living environment.
Many student organizations work with the Office of Student Involvement and other university groups to plan events and bring exciting guests, artists, and speakers to campus. Please see below a listing of campus activities, programs, and traditions.
If you want to see what is happening in the Fall 2018 semester, click here for our most updated calendar of activities!
2018 First Six Weeks Calendar - updated on Sept. 7 for remaining weeks
Fall 2018 Monthly Calendars:
Each incoming student at Wittenberg University has the opportunity to participant in the four-day, transition experience called New Student Days. During this time first year students are placed in groups with two orientation assistants to assist with the social, educational, and inclusive experience of attending college. Students will become more comfortable through identification of campus resources, building relationships with peers, faculty, and staff, and enjoying late night entertainment sponsored by student organizations.
Kick-off your search for the right organization for you by attending the annual Involvement Fair hosted by all campus student organizations! Enjoy great food and music by WUSO (Witt's student-run radio station) while you browse the many involvement opportunities Witt has to offer and sign up for those that sound interesting. With over 100 different organizations and activities, there is something for everybody! The world is yours to discover, so take the first step by trying something new!
The Fall Involvement Fair in 2018 will take place on Thursday, August 23 from 5:00-8:00 PM on Alumni Way and Chapel Lawn (Rainsite will be throughout the Student Center).
Student Organization Annual Retreat (SOAR)
Each semester the Office of Student Involvement hosts a day-long set of workshops for officers/executive team members of our 100+ student organizations and activities. Students engage in workshops related to their role as president and treasurer, how to be a safe social host, diversity and inclusion, student success and retention, club sports management, marketing and event planning, and general policies of student organizations. This fall 2018 date for the Student Organization Annual Retreat will be on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
Witt Late Night
The Witt Late Night Student Advisory Team and the Office of Student Involvement host four large-scale, collaborative programs each semester. In partnership with over 14 collaborative departments and offices, we have been able to host five WLN programs in the 2017-18 year that engaged over 1,000 students. Events included glow raves, intramural activities, escape rooms, putt putt, curling, roller skating rinks, and, of course, plenty of food options. This 2018-19 year we have selected the follow dates and themes for our Witt Late Night events:
August 25th: Foam Drop Party, Senate Pizza Taste, and Cornhole Intramural Tournament
September 8th: 9-8-7 Field Games and Activities in the HPER Arena
Join us in welcoming home our beloved alumni on this October weekend. Watch the Wittenberg Tigers Football game played at Edwards-Maurer Field after attending the tailgating events hosted by Union Board and other individual organizations. Be sure to stay for half time to see the crowning of the new homecoming royalty. To learn more about Homecoming at Wittenberg, please visit the Alumni Relations website.
Homecoming 2018 will take place October 4-7, 2018.
During family weekend, parents, siblings and relatives are invited to experience and explore life on Wittenberg's campus: our students home away from home. Families may choose to attend any of the various weekend activities to get a glimpse into the history of Wittenberg University, the academics, sporting events, nightlife, and even off-campus activities.
All siblings of Wittenberg students are invited to spend the weekend during Spring Semester on campus and join us for many festivities! Start the first night off right by attending a featured guest for some entertainment and excitement. In the past these guests have included magicians, hypnotists, an illusionist and more! Saturday join the fun at the carnival, located in the HPER center, where you may participant in a variety of activities.
The date for Spring 2019 Sibs Weekend is Friday, February 1 - 3, 2019.
WittFest is all-day fun you don't want to miss! As a Union Board sponsored event, we put on a music festival full of entertainment, great food, inflatables, and (of course) awesome music! Each year, Union Board brings in guest performers that entertain students during the weekend's events. Past concert headliners have been Time Flies, Hoodie Allen, 3OH3, and Far East Movement. Additionally, auditions are held for students and alumni who wish to perform in the music festivities. Students are able to support their peers as they see their talents performed on stage.
Please save-the-date for the Spring 2019 Wittfest; it will occur on Saturday, April 27th