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 2019, click here to view the calendar of events including campus activities, student organization events, home athletic events, and more.
Each incoming student 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.
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 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 2019 will take place on Thursday, August 22 from 5:00-8:00pm on Chapel Lawn and Alumni Way. Student organizations can register to participate by clicking here.
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 2019 date for the Student Organization Annual Retreat will be on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Organization officers can register for the retreat by clicking here.
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 and eight in 2018-19 that engaged over 1,000 students each year. Events included glow raves, intramural activities, escape rooms, putt putt, curling, roller skating rinks, and, of course, plenty of food options. For the 2018-19 year we have selected the following dates for our 2019-20 Witt Late Night events: August 29, September 7, September 21, October 19, and November 16. Spring dates are to be determined.
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.
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.
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. Please consider joining Union Board, Student Involvement, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, and Residence Life as they host this weekend!
The date for Spring 2020 Sibs Weekend will be announced soon!
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.
The date for the 2020 WittFest will be announced soon!