Capture Your Wheaton Experience

The second annual “Wheaton Experience” photo contest received more than 500 photo submissions and close to 85 participants this year!


We asked students to share photos that epitomized their Wheaton experience and judges from across campus narrowed it down to 10 winning photos and 10 honorable mentions.

Winning Photos

Honorable Mention

With more than 500 photos of everything from dorm raids to sunsets over the Black Hills, we learned a lot about the diversity of the Wheaton experience. Here are a few of our observations:

Dorm life

Students love their dorms and shared photos of so many activities that take place there, including raids, floor worship, and Friday afternoon tea.


HoneyRock is a big part of the Wheaton experience. Whether its photos from Passage, or the WIN program, we received close to 50 photos of HoneyRock (especially sunsets and starry nights).

There’s always a camel

For the second year in a row we received photos of our students studying and serving all over the world and the camel shots are always some of our favorites.

A new perspective

We received awesome aerial shots of campus, and a photo of a student using a drone to take the pictures. We were impressed.


We received many photos of our Wheaton Thunder athletes praying before or after games, and we love that prayer is a big part of their Wheaton experience.


Whether it’s a semester abroad or a spring break trip we are always surprised by the things students bring a camera along for.


In the snow, at Arches National Park - we were fascinated by the number and quality of headstands.


Classic jumping shots from around the globe - we could have made a whole gallery of students jumping on campus, in Chicago, in the Holy Lands, on Spring Break… pretty much everywhere.


This year we received at least five photos of students hosting Thanksgiving together on campus. We love that students have found family at Wheaton.

The city

Students really take advantage of the campus’ close proximity to Chicago. We received beautiful photos of The Bean, bikes, and incredible shots of Chicago architecture.


Worship seems to be happening everywhere and we loved seeing worship happening from the dorm room to Edman chapel.

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