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Schedule of Events

2017 Homecoming and
Reunion Weekend

Tiger FUN Pack Registration

Athletics Events - Homecoming Weekend

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

7 - 9:00 p.m.
Founder's Pub


SPARK Series: Witt Connections
TEDTalk style gathering where alumni share what Wittenberg connections mean to them and how those connections shaped who they are and their career path.

9 - 10:30 p.m.
Ward and Woodlawn   

Bonfire Sponsored by Union Board
Come on out and enjoy s'mores and music by Angie Keilhauer.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

*Wittenberg Bookstore Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

*Stop by Thomas Library to see exhibits celebrating the Reformation and the celebration of the class of 1967's 50th reunion.

*While on campus, schedule a tour with one of Wittenberg's Admission Tour Guides. Click here to learn more.

3 - 6:00 p.m.
Bayley Alumni House

50th Reunion Check-In and Hospitality Area
Your registration materials, name badge for access into all events and a wonderful place to relax and visit.

6 - 8:30 p.m.
Bayley Alumni House

50th Reunion Welcome Back Gathering
A great place to connect with your classmates to kick-off the weekend. The first event of many for the weekend.  See those classmates you haven't seen for 50 years and gather all of your reunion weekend information.

Register Here

Friday, September 15, 2017

*Wittenberg Bookstore Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Bayley Alumni House
50th Reunion Check-In and Hospitality Area
9:15 - 10:20 a.m. and 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Campus Academic Buildings

50th Reunion: Open Classroom Experience (Class of 1967)
Go to class with our current students. See first hand why our students love their professors and the Wittenberg classroom experience.

Pick-up tickets: Bayley Alumni House

11:00 a.m.
Windy Knoll Golf Club
Homecoming All-Alumni Golf Outing
Come out and enjoy the start of Homecoming 2017 Weekend by playing a round of golf with your college friends!Shotgun Start using a Texas scrambles format. If interested in playing please contact Matt Croci at or call 937-327-6469.


12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Shouvlin Center, Room 105

Lunch with  President Michael Frandsen
Join the President for lunch as he welcomes you to Wittenberg and shares his excitement about the future of Wittenberg; academics, activities and athletics.

Register Here

2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Benham-Pence Student Center

Homecoming and Reunion Registration and Hospitality
Pick up your Tiger Fun Packs and registration materials and make this a meeting place to connect with your alumni friends.

2:15 - 3:20 p.m.
Academic Classrooms

Professor Topic- Lecture
Ed Hasecke, Ph. D.
Professor, Political Science

Adam Parker, Ph. D.
Associate Professor, Mathematics


3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Academic Classrooms

Professor Topic- Lecture
John Ritter, Ph. D.
Professor, Geomorphology and Environmental Geology


3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Meeting Place: Bayley Alumni House

Historic Tour of Campus

Thomas Library
“Here I Stand”: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and its Consequences: A Poster Exhibition presentation and reception (The exhibition in its entirety will be up through Friday, September 29)
5 - 6:00 p.m.
Thomas Library

A center where students engage in everything from counseling sessions, to career services, tutors to testing taking tips. Stop in and see the transformation of space into a great facility fostering and creating 'successful students.'

6:30 - 9 p.m.
Alumni Way - Tent

Athletics Hall of Honor Dinner and Induction Ceremony
Join us as our newest members are inducted into the Hall of Honor along side over 224 previously inducted athletes.  The ceremony and speeches always prove to be inspirational and humbling as the inductees voice their appreciation about their accomplishments and what it is to be a Wittenberg Tiger.
Register Here

9:00 p.m. - Midnight
Alumni Way
All Campus Gathering

Bringing Back the Bands
All are invited to listen as current Student and Alumni bands take to the stage and offer entertainment while battling for best band!

Founders Outpost will be on Alumni Way lawn. An exciting kick-off to Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2017.

Sponsored by Union Board
Want to register a band?  Connect with Kevin Carey at

Saturday, September 16, 2017

*Wittenberg Bookstore Hours 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

*Starbucks in Post 95 will open at 8 a.m. and the grill will open from 9 a.m. to 11a.m. for breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Bayley Alumni House
50th Reunion Hospitality Area


9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Benham-Pence Student Center

Homecoming and Reunion Registration and Hospitality

9:30 a.m.
Alumni Way in front of the Benham-Pence Student Center
Pam Evans Smith Memorial 5K
The 5K honors Pam Evans Smith, alumna, women's basketball legacy and coach who dedicated numerous years to our athletic department prior to losing her battle with breast cancer. All proceeds from the race will go to her endowed scholarship honoring a senior woman who exemplifies high levels of leadership, good character, integrity, volunteerism and scholastic achievement.
Register Here


10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
Center Dining Room - CDR

Legacies and Leadership: A Celebration of Philanthropy
Please join us during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2017 as we celebrate those who have given generously of their time, talents and treasure to Wittenberg University. Alumni Award recipients will be honored at this event.
Register Here

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Greek Houses

Greek Open Houses
All houses will be open for alumni to meet the chapter, see their house and network with the active chapter members.

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.                              
East Campus Drive

Open Tailgating
The busiest place on campus during homecoming and reunion weekend-The Tailgating area on East Campus Drive!  Join us by setting up a tailgate or just passing through.  A great place to meet up with classmates and friends. 

Passes are needed.  Please email Linda Beals at  Limited spots to the first 50 alumni.

Tailgating Rules and Regulations


11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

AIA Crossroads
Stop by and sample foods prepared by our students representing many countries around the globe.  A tasty Wittenberg tradition.

Sponsored by American International Association.

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Recitation Hall
Admission Office

Admission Legacy Student Tours and Information Sessions
So you have a college bound sophomore, junior or senior in high school?  Attend a tour and information session and learn about our wonderful Wittenberg Legacy Scholarship.

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
East Campus Drive/Synod Lawn
Tiger Fest
Join the 2017 Union Board as they offer entertainment for alumni and their children.  Face-painting, tiger tattoos, and many other fun and engaging things for the cubs to see and do. Don't miss the photo booth and all of the Wittenberg Tiger props for all of those memorable pictures.  Ezry the Tiger will make an appearance.


12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Hollenbeck Hall Tailgate Tent
25th Reunion - Class of 1992
Join us for a pre-game reunion gathering to connect with your classmates!  Get excited to relive your Wittenberg days!
Register Here


1 - 3:00 p.m.
McClain Diversity Center
Pre-Game Concerned Black Students (CBS) Meet and Greet
Join current CBS students for a pre-game cookout as they celebrate being part of an organization that began 48 years ago.  They will share with you all they are involved in on campus and their plans for life after Wittenberg.  Network and enjoy lunch!

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
East Campus Drive
Hollenbeck Hall Presidents Tent

Presidential Family Tailgate
Come meet the 15th President of Wittenberg, Dr. Michael Frandsen and Sharon Frandsen and welcome them to Wittenberg and Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2017.

2:30 p.m.
Edwards-Maurer Field

Tiger Football Coaches Circle Gathering
Coaches Circle members are welcome to attend a D-Cap Tailgate; food, fun and football at field level.  Engage with other alumni and cheer on the Tigers.  Look for the tent in the south end zone.
Register Here

3:30 p.m.
Edwards-Maurer Field

Wittenberg Football vs. Oberlin
*Special seating for members of BPS, Hall of Honor Inductees, and Alumni Award Winners. Members of the Class of 1967 must be in their reserved seats by 3:40 p.m. or they will be released for general admission.

5 - 6:30 p.m.
Mother Stewart's Brewing Company

Tiger Fest Reunion
A Young Alumni Reunion celebration with the classes of 2017, 2012, 2007 and 2002. Come check out Springfield's new brewery, Mother Stewart's Brewing Company owned by Wittenberg alumni!
Register Here

6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
105 Shouvlin Center

50th Reunion Dinner
6:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour
7:00 p.m. Class Picture
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Register Here

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.                    
Springfield Country Club

Beta Theta Pi 150th Anniversary of the Alpha Gamma Chapter
A milestone for the Beta's as they celebrate 150 years as an active fraternity on Wittenberg's campus.  Join the active members, current students and national representatives for this joyous occasion.

5:30 p.m. Cocktail hour
6:30 p.m. Dinner
Register Here


6:30-9:00 p.m.
Bayley Alumni House
134 West Ward Street

55th Reunion Dinner
Welcoming back the class of 1962 to celebrate their years as Wittenberg alumni!  As members of the Golden W Association we are excited to have you on campus to celebrate and enjoy the campus and your classmates.
Register Here

6:00-10:00 p.m.
Alumni Way - Tent

All Reunion Celebration
We celebrate you!
Honoring the classes of 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987 as class-members celebrate their days of fun and friendship.

Come and join us for good food and dancing featuring the music of Pleasant Street Blues.
Register Here

Sunday, September 17, 2017

*Wittenberg Bookstore Hours 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m.
Weaver Chapel

Coffee and doughnuts with the Pastors
Visit with Pastors Rachel and Andy Tune and discuss the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

11:00 a.m.
Weaver Chapel

Homecoming Worship Service with Holy Communion
Pastor Tom Heil '67, who served as interim pastor to the University in 1997-1998, will preach.  The Wittenberg Choir will provide music.

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