Student Involvement Events & Programs

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.

Welcome Weeks

Each incoming student at the start of the fall semester at Wittenberg University has the opportunity to participant in the four-day, transition experience called Welcome Week. 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.

  • All incoming students are required to attend Welcome Week and will move-in during the morning on Thursday August 25, 2022. Learn More Here

At the start of the Spring semester we host a Winter Welcome Week for our students to celebrate the start of another semester at Wittenberg! Like in the fall semester, we host events so that students can get connected to all the resources we have for them while they interact with their peers. 

Fall 2022 Welcome Week Schedule:

  • Monday, August 29 
    • First Day of Class (FDOC) Campus Info. Tables, 7:30 am to 10:30 am, Alumni Way, Ferncliff, and Tower
  • Tuesday, August 30 
    • First Day of Class (FDOC) Campus Info. Tables, 7:30 am to 10:30 am, Alumni Way, Ferncliff, and Tower
    • Witt Gear Bingo sponsored by Union Board, 9:00 pm, Central Dining Room (CDR)
  • Wednesday, August 31
    • Founders Opening Party, 9:00 pm, Founder's Pub, Student Center
  • Thursday, September 1 
    • Fall Involvement & Resource Fair, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Alumni Way (rain location: Student Center)
    • Women's Soccer vs ONU, 7:00 pm, Edwards-Maurer Field
  • Friday, September 2
    • Traveling Tiger Welcome Bash, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Traveling Tigers Hub/ Geil Lounge 
    • Breaking Chains, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, McClain Center 
  • Saturday, September 3
    • Women's Soccer vs Heidelberg, 1:00 pm, Edwards-Maurer Field
    • Field Hockey vs Rhodes, 4:00 pm, Edwards-Maurer Field
    • Ezra's Hour, 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm, Founder's Pub, Student Center
  • Sunday, September 4 
    • Field Hockey vs Roanoke, 1:00 pm, Edwards-Maurer Field
  • Monday, September 5
    • Greek Life Carnival, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Alumni Way
  • Wednesday, September 7
    • 1st Tiger (1st gen student) Welcome Reception, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Geil Lounge
    • Women's Soccer vs John Carroll, 7:00 pm, Edwards-Maurer Field 
    • Founders Trivia, 7:00 pm, Founder's Pub, Student Center
  • Thursday, September 8
    • Will Late Night, 9:00 pm to 12:00 am, Edwards-Maurer Field
  • Friday, September 9
    • W-Day, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Alumni Way
  • Saturday, September 10
    • Ezra's Hour, 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm, Founder's Pub, Student Center

Involvement Fair

Kick-off your search for the right organization for you by attending the annual Involvement Fair hosted by all campus student organizations! Enjoy food and entertainment while you browse the many involvement opportunities Witt has to offer and sign up for those that sound interesting. With over 100 different organizations/departments and activities, there is something for everybody! The world is yours to discover, so take the first step by trying something new! 

Student organizations and campus departments can sign-up here! Registration closes on Friday, August 26.

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.

The SOAR training will take place on Saturday, September 3rd, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Student organization leaders and advisors need to register by September 1.

Witt Late Night

The Witt Late Night Student Advisory Team and the Office of Student Involvement host four large-scale, collaborative programs each semester. Events included glow raves, intramural activities, escape rooms, putt putt, curling, roller skating rinks, and, of course, plenty of food options.

Founders Pub Programming

Located in the lower level of the Student Center is Founders Pub. This space has several different series of programs available to you throughout the semester. Trivia Night with Dr. Ray Dudek, Bingo with student, faculty, and staff callers, and new release movies as a part of our Founders Flicks series. You can see when these events are hosted each semester by visiting the link to the calendar above or locating information on Witt's Happening.

Homecoming and Family Weekend

Join us in welcoming alumni, family and friends back to campus for one of Wittenberg's favorite annual events. Attend tailgating events, athletics events, and celebrate traditions, like the crowing of a new homecoming court during halftime of the Tiger football game at Edwards-Maurer Field. New in 2021, Wittenberg's Homecoming festivities now include Family Weekend events as we welcome, parents, siblings and relatives to experience and explore life on Wittenberg's campus: our students' home away from home.

Sibs Weekend

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 HWA Center, where you may participant in a variety of activities. Please consider joining Union Board, Student Involvement, and Residence Life as they host this weekend!

WittFest

WittFest is all-day fun you don't want to miss! As a Union Board sponsored event, we put on an all day festival with food trucks, activities, student performers, an all-campus meal, and 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, Far East Movement, and Waka Flocka Flame. 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.

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