Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Mark your calendars for Family Weekend on November 11-12, 2016.

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Friday, November 11, 2016 

Registration and ticket sales are now open.

8am -5pm

Family Weekend Information Table
Stop by our table in the lower level of the Beamer Center to pick up a weekend pocket schedule and any tickets you've purchased in advance. (Please remember: If you have purchased tickets to the Talent Show or President's Prayer Breakfast, they must be picked up by you or your student by 5pm. Any tickets that are not picked up will be made available for resale after 5pm on Friday, November 11.)
Todd M. Beamer Center, lower level

8am - 5pm

Class Visits
Sample the Wheaton learning experience by visiting one of your son's or daughter's classes. A list of classes open to visitors is available for viewing online.

9am-4pm

Wade Center
Come visit the Wade Center!  Follow the path of Bilbo Baggins the hobbit as he travels "there and back again," charting his journey through the story of The Hobbit. Along the way you will encounter trolls, goblins, spiders, mountains, rivers, and vast forests. This display celebrates the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit and features artwork by author J.R. Tolkien.
Marion E. Wade Center

9am-6pm

Preparing for Life After Wheaton
Stop by the Center for Vocation and Career table to learn about the many resources available to students as they prepare for life after their time at Wheaton College.
Todd M. Beamer Center, lower level

10:40- 11:20am

Chapel
Gather with our students for this time of community worship. After the chapel bells have rung and the students are seated, feel free to take a seat in any unoccupied chair.  Chaplain Tim Blackmon will be speaking on Psalm 16.
Edman Memorial Chapel

1-4pm

Admissions Open House
Calling all younger siblings!  Stop by our Admissions Lobby to enjoy refreshments and meet our Admissions Counselors.  A campus tour will leave at 3:30.  Siblings who attend will receive a gift.
Student Services Building

4-6pm

Open Residence Halls
Visit your son's or daughter's room, meet their roommate or hall mate, and chat with their Resident Assistant.

5pm

College Union Talent Show - Early Performance
Our allotment of tickets for this event is sold out.  Beginning November 7, students will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to both performances.  Doors open at 4:15pm.  ($7/person)
Edman Memorial Chapel

6-7pm

Student Iron Chef Cook-Off
Wheaton College's Bon Appetit Management Company is consistently ranked as one of the top food service programs in the nation. How does this culinary talent rub off on Wheaton students? Come find out at this seventh annual Wheaton College Iron Chef contest. Two teams of five Wheaton students will be paired with a chef from the Bon Appetit kitchen to create an appetizer, entree, and dessert with the mystery ingredient revealed at the start of the contest. A panel of parent judges unrelated to the students will name the winner. If you would like to be a judge, contact Raul.Delgado@cafebonappetit.com. (Time commitment: 5:45-6:50pm).

Tickets to the Iron Chef contest (which include admission to Bon Appetit's regular dinner service) will be available for a discounted price at the Bon Appetit table in lower Beamer on Friday, November 11 from 8am-5pm.  Tickets are available for $12.35/person at the cashier.
Anderson Commons

7:30-9:30pm

Fiddler on the Roof
Arena Theater collaborates with faculty, staff, and student guests from across our campus to produce this beloved classic. Tickets for this event have sold out. 
Arena Theater

7:30-9:00pm

Wheaton Student Improv

Enjoy the imagination and creativity of Wheaton College students through improvisational theater.
Billy Graham Center, Barrows Auditorium

8pm

College Union Talent Show - Late Performance
Our allotment of tickets for this event is sold out.  Beginning November 7, students will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to both performances.  Doors open at 7:15pm.  ($7/person)
Edman Memorial Chapel

 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Registration and ticket sales are now open.

9-10:30am

President's Prayer Breakfast
Join with Wheaton parents to hear a special message from President Ryken and to pray together for students and for Wheaton College.  This event is now sold out.  If you would like to place your name on a waiting list please email us and include a phone number where you can be reached while visiting campus. Doors open at 8:40am.  ($15/person)
Todd M. Beamer Center, Coray Alumni Gymnasium

9am-12pm

Wade Center 
Come visit the Wade Center! Follow the path of Bilbo Baggins the hobbit as he travels "there and back again," charting his journey through the story of The Hobbit. Along the way you will encounter trolls, goblins, spiders, mountains, rivers, and vast forests.  This display celebrates the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit and features artwork by J.R. Tolkien.
Marion E. Wade Center

10am-1pm

Preparing for Life after Wheaton
Stop by the Center for Vocation and Career table to learn about the many resources available to students as they prepare for life after their time at Wheaton College
Todd M. Beamer Center, lower level

 10:30-11:30am

HoneyRock Information Session
Learn and earn this summer! Learn about fantastic opportunities for your student at HoneyRock, Outdoor Center for Leadership Development at Wheaton College. Though the Wheaton in the Northwoods program, students can earn up to eight hours of general education credit hours in four weeks (pre-course preparation required). Through Summer Leadership School (SLS), students can develop core leadership competencies and earn valuable credit toward a Certificate of Leadership at Wheaton. Participants in SLS are paid and scholarships are available.

There are also a wider variety of internships and job opportunities at HoneyRock each summer. Research shows that work at camp provides valuable life skills and improves employability after college. Come hear how!
Sports and Recreation Complex, Room 225

10:30am-1:30pm

Tailgate Brunch
Fuel up for the big game with brunch at Anderson Commons. Tickets to the Tailgate Brunch will be available for a discounted price at the Bon Appetit table in lower Beamer on Friday, November 11 from 8am-5pm.  Tickets are available for $10.80/person at the cashier.
Anderson Commons 

1pm

Wheaton Thunder Football vs. Carroll University
Go Thunder! Tickets may be purchased at the gate and cost $6.00 for adults; $4.00 for children 3-18 and senior citizens. Wheaton students, faculty, and staff are free with College I.D.
McCully Stadium

2pm

Fiddler on the Roof
Arena Theater collaborates with faculty, staff, and student guests from across our campus to produce this beloved classic. Tickets for this event have sold out. 
Arena Theater

4-6pm

Open Residence Halls
Visit your son's or daughter's room, meet their roommate or hall mate, and chat with their Resident Assistant.

7:30pm

Conservatory of Music Family Weekend Concert
Join us for this Family Weekend tradition featuring the Wheaton College Jazz Ensemble. Tickets will be on sale at the Edman Chapel box office 30 minutes prior to the concert. $10.00 adults; $5 for seniors 60+. Wheaton students, faculty, and staff are free with College I.D.
Edman Memorial Chapel

7:30pm

Fiddler on the Roof
Arena Theater collaborates with faculty, staff, and student guests from across our campus to produce this beloved classic. Tickets for this event have sold out.
Arena Theater

 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Registration and ticket sales are now open.

11am-
1pm

8th Annual Family Weekend Gospel Brunch
After morning church services, join us for a concert by the Wheaton College Gospel Choir directed by Tanya Egler. The choir will perform live from 11:45am to 1:00pm.  The performance is free with the purchase of brunch.

Tickets to the Family Weekend Gospel Brunch will be available for a discounted price at the Bon Appetit table in lower Beamer on Friday, November 11 from 8am-5pm.  Tickets are available for $10.80/person at the cashier.
Anderson Commons

Media Center