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Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Mark your calendars for Family Weekend on November 9-10, 2018

Please note: The 2017 Schedule of Events is offered as a example of weekend activities that may be offered in 2018.

Friday, November 3, 2017

8:00 am - 5:00 pm 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.
Todd M. Beamer Center, lower level
   
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 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.
   
8:00 am - 10:00 pm Heaven and Earth Exhibit
Consider our Core Book, Gilead, through the paintings of Joel Sheesley featuring the Fox River.
Todd M. Beamer Center, Fireside Room Gallery
   
8:45 am - 4:15  pm Fridays at Wheaton Admissions Event
High school siblings - Participate in an official 'visit' to Wheaton while waiting for your older sibling to get out of class.  Take a campus tour, learn about Wheaton with other prospective students, and receive a free gift.  Sign up for Fridays at Wheaton at wheaton.edu/visit..
   
9:00 am - 5:00 pm 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 am - 11:20 am 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. 
Edman Memorial Chapel
   

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Calling all Siblings! Drop into the Admissions Lobby for a snack and a free gift just for you!  Connect with admissions staff members and learn about Wheaton with other prospective students.

2:00 pm -2:30 pm Story time at the Wade Center Sit by the wardrobe and hear stories from the Wade Center's collection of work by authors such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and George MacDonald.  Appropriate for children ages 3-10.
   
3:00 pm - 3:35 pm Armerding Center for Music and the Arts Dedication Ceremony
Tours and refreshments will be available following the ceremony.
The Quad
   
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Open Residence Halls
Visit your son's or daughter's room, meet their roommate or hall mate, and chat with their Resident Assistant.
   
4:30 pm Wheaton Thunder Women's Swimming vs. UW-Milwaukee
Jonathan Lederhouse Natatorium
   
5:00 pm College Union Talent Show - Early Performance
Edman Memorial Chapel
   
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 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 3 from 8am-5pm.  
Anderson Commons
   
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Arena Theater presents "Measure for Measure" 
Is it possible for mercy and justice to coexist?  What about fault and forgiveness?  Arena Theater takes on Shakespeare's complex tragicomedy about a society turned on its head by the tension between freedom and the law.  Tickets are required.
Arena Theater
   
8:00 pm College Union Talent Show - Late Performance
Edman Memorial Chapel

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

8:00 am - 10:00 pm Heaven and Earth Exhibit
Consider our Core Book, Gilead, through the paintings of Joel Sheesley featuring the Fox River.
Todd M. Beamer Center, Fireside Room Gallery
   
9:00 am - 10:30 am 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.  Advanced tickets are required.  Doors open at 8:40am.  ($18/person)
Todd M. Beamer Center, Coray Alumni Gymnasium
   
10:00 am - 1:00 pm 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 am - 11:30 am HoneyRock Information Session
Learn and earn this summer! Join us and explore fantastic opportunities for your student at HoneyRock, Outdoor Center for Leadership Development at Wheaton College. Though the Wheaton in the Northwoods program, students earn up to eight hours of general education credit hours in four weeks (pre-course preparation required). Through Summer Leadership School (SLS), students develop core leadership competencies and earn valuable credit toward the Wheaton College Leadership Certificate. 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!
Schell, Room 201
   
10:30 am - 1:30 pm 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 3 from 8am-5pm. 
Anderson Commons
   
11:00 am - 11:30 am  Story time at the Wade Center Sit by the wardrobe and hear stories from the Wade Center's collections of work by authors such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and George MacDonald.  Appropriate for children ages 3-10.
   
1:00 pm Wheaton Thunder Football vs. Augustana College
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
   
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Open Residence Halls
Visit your son's or daughter's room, meet their roommate or hall mate, and chat with their Resident Assistant.
   
7:30 pm Wheaton Improv
Barrow's Auditorium
   
7:30 pm Conservatory of Music Family Weekend Concert
Join us for this Family Weekend tradition featuring the Wheaton College Symphonic Band. Admission is free.
Edman Memorial Chapel
   
7:30 pm Arena Theater Presents "Measure for Measure"
Is it possible for mercy and justice to coexist?  What about fault and forgiveness?  Arena Theater takes on Shakespeare's complex tragicomedy about a society turned on its head by the tension between freedom and the law.  Tickets are required.
Arena Theater

 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

11:00 am -
1:00 pm

9th 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 11:45 am to 1:00 pm.  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 3 from 8 am-5 pm. 
Anderson Commons