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Welcome Week: Schedule of Events

2020 Welcome Week Schedule Coming Soon!

Please note that the below schedule is subject to change. Last updated August 11, 2019. The most updated schedule for Welcome Week can be found on the Sched app. Search for and download Sched in your mobile device store, then search "Wittenberg Welcome Week" in the app!



Thursday, August 15

Move In - Tune into WUSO 89.1 FM on your way to Wittenberg! 8 am - 11 am
Open time (get your room situated, walk around campus, attend informational programming) 8 am - 2 pm
Computer and network assistance available 8 am - 5 pm
Get ID/Meal Card Picture (if you have yet to do so) 9 am - 2 pm (Student Center)
Information Hub - drop in or ask a question 9 am - 4 pm (Student Center)
Commuter Students Meeting (required for first-year commuter students) 9:30 am - 11:30am (Shouvlin 105)
Information Technology Q & A for families 10 am - 11 am (Synod 109)
Connecting to Campus with Information Technology Services 10 am - 2 pm (Li Room, Student Center)
Ask a Philosopher 10:30 am - noon (CDR lobby)
Lunch on your own. Lunch is available to students and parents/families for purchase today; a listing of nearby eateries will also be available on the Sched app or at the Info Hub. 10:30 am - 1 pm
Jewish student and faculty open house 11 - 11:45 am (Morris Lounge)
Campus tours available (start and end at Recitation Hall) 11 am and noon
Annual new student move-in worship service 11:15 - 11:45 am (Weaver Chapel)
Transfer Student Meeting (required for new transfer students, including transfers who are commuting) 11:30 am - 1 pm (Shouvlin 105)
Center for Diversity open house 1 pm - 2 pm (Diversity Center)

Students and families meet OAs & FYS instructional teams
Please make your way to the HWA facility when you hear the Myers Bell ringing.

2:00 pm (1929 Gymnasium)
Welcome Ceremony: students and families 3:00 pm (HPER Arena)
Families say goodbye, depart campus 5 - 5:30 pm
Dinner in the CDR and meeting with OAs 5:30 - 7:30 pm (CDR)
Residence Hall Meeting (not required for commuter students) 8:15 - 9:15 pm (various halls)
Commuter students meeting 8:15 - 9:15 pm (Geil Lounge)
Hypnotist Jim Wand - sponsored by Union Board 9:30 - 11:30 pm (HPER Arena)

Friday, August 16

Breakfast 7:30 - 9:30 am (CDR)
Computer and network assistance available 8 am - 5 pm (Thomas Library)
New student group photo 9:30 am- 10am (Myers Hall steps; rainsite: Weaver Chapel)
First Year Seminar (first-year students only) 10 am - noon (Assigned Classrooms)
Transfer student advising meeting (transfer students only) 10 - noon (Science 262)
Lunch with your OAs Noon - 1 pm  (CDR)
Building a Consent Culture educational program 1:15 - 3:00 pm   (Assigned Classrooms)
OAs meet with students 3:00 - 4:30 pm   (Assigned Classrooms)
Honors Program Orientation (required for students participating in the Honors Program) 4:30 - 5:30 pm (Bayley Auditorium)
Dinner with OAs & Dessert Reception with the President 5 - 6:30 pm (CDR and Geil Lounge)
Witt Olympics 7 - 8 pm (Myers Hollow; rainsite: 1929 Gymnasium)
Witt Late Night (sponsored by Fraternity & Sorority councils) 8:30 pm - midnight (Benham-Pence Student Center)

Saturday, August 17

Brunch 9 am - 1:30 pm (CDR)
New Student Service Plunge - sponsored by the Hagen Center for Civic & Urban Engagement and Community Service Office 9:30 am - 1pm (Alumni Way; Rain Site: Geil Lounge, Student Center)
Open time: OAs will be available to lead students through various options including a tour of downtown Springfield, a game of Frolf, walking through course schedules, attending a food truck fest and more! 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (various locations)
Community of Care educational program & OAs meet with students 3:00 - 5:00 pm (Assigned Classrooms)
Dinner with your OAs 5 - 6:30 pm (CDR)
Theatre and Dance productions 6:30 - 7:30 pm (Chakeres Theatre)
Witt Late Night (sponsored by Residential Housing Association) 9 - midnight  (Benham-Pence Student Center)

Sunday, August 18

Brunch 10 am - 1 pm (CDR)
Fellowship with coffee & donuts before Sunday worship service 10:30 am (Weaver Chapel)
Sunday morning worship service 11 am - noon (Weaver Chapel)
Conversations that Matter 12:45 - 2:15 pm (HWA Arena)
Closing Program

2:30 - 3:30pm (HWA Arena)

Study Abroad information session 4 - 5 pm (Ness Auditorium)
Dinner 5 - 7 pm (CDR)
Campus Ministries Welcome Gathering & Ice Cream Social 6 - 6:45 pm (Ness Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall)
Living in Residential Communities (not required for commuter students) 7:30 - 9:30 pm (Residence Halls)
Catholic Mass 9 - 10 pm (Weaver Chapel)

Monday, August 19

  • Begin classes at Wittenberg


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