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Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Registration for Family Weekend 2019 is now open. Please take a moment to register your family and purchase President's Prayer Breakfast tickets.

 

Friday, November 8, 2019

TimeDescription
8:00am- 5:00pm Family Weekend Information Table
Stop by the information table in the lower level of the Beamer Center to learn more about weekend campus activities, to pick up a weekend pocket schedule and any President Prayer Breakfast tickets you purchased. Advance purchase required. ($18 per person)
Lower Level, Todd M. Beamer Center
8:00am- 5:00pm Class Visits
Sample the Wheaton learning experience by visiting one of your son's or daughter's classes. View the B Quad Class Visit Schedule.
8:45am- 4:15pm Fridays at Wheaton Admissions Event
Calling all rising ninth-twelfth grade 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 gift. Advanced registration is required. Sign up for Fridays at Wheaton.
9:00am- 4:00pm 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. 
Lower Level, Todd M. Beamer Center
10:40am- 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. 
Edman Memorial Chapel
1:30pm- 3:30pm  Calling all Siblings!
Drop into the Great Hall at the Welcome Center for a snack and a gift just for you!  Connect with Admissions staff members and learn about Wheaton with other prospective students.
Welcome Center
4:00pm- 6:00pm Open Residence Halls
Visit your son's or daughter's room, meet their roommate or hallmate, and chat with their Resident Assistant. 
4:30pm  Wheaton Thunder Men's and Women's Swimming vs. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Come cheer on the Men's and Women's Swim Teams! No tickets required.
Jonathan Lederhouse Natatorium, Chrouser Sports Complex
4:45pm- 6:00pm    Football Chapel
Every Friday before home games, the football team gathers for worship. Come take part in the service.
Barrows Auditorium, Billy Graham Center
5:00pm College Union Talent Show - Early Performance
Marvel at the talents of Wheaton College students at this event that attracts over 2,000 spectators each year. Doors open at 4:30pm. Advanced ticket purchase required. Call 630.752.5181 for event information.
Edman Memorial Chapel
6:00pm- 7:00pm Student Iron Chef Cook-Off
Wheaton College's Bon Appetit Management Company is consistently ranked as one of the top foodservice programs in the nation. How does this culinary talent rub off on Wheaton students? Come find out at the ninth 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 include admission to Bon Appetit's regular dinner service. ($14.55 per person)
Anderson Commons, Todd M. Beamer Center
7:30pm Arena Theater presents "Peter and the Starcatcher" 
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" Anyone brave enough to ask this question is warmly invited to come to play together with us as we discover this rip-roaring Broadway adventure. A prequel to the classic tale of Peter Pan. Tickets are required. ($11 adult/$10 student)
Arena Theater, Jenks Hall
8:00pm College Union Talent Show - Late Performance
Marvel at the talents of Wheaton College students at this event that attracts over 2,000 spectators each year. Doors open at 4:30pm. Advanced ticket purchase required. Call 630.752.5181 for event information.
Edman Memorial Chapel

Saturday, November 9, 2019

9:00am- 10:30am    President's Prayer Breakfast
Join with Wheaton parents to hear a special devotional message from President Ryken and to pray together for students and Wheaton College.  Doors open at 8:40am. Pre-purchased tickets are required. ($18 per person)
Coray Alumni Gymnasium, Todd M. Beamer Center
10:00am- 10:30am Story Time at the Wade Center
Is it too early to start getting in the Christmas spirit? We think not! Come hear selections from J.R.R. Tolkien's book The Father Christmas Letters. Children under 12 should attend with a caregiver. The Wade Center is located at the corner of Washington and Lincoln streets, just northwest of Edman Chapel.
Marion E. Wade Center 
10:00am- 12:00pm 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.
Lower Level, Todd M. Beamer Center
10:30am- 1:30pm Tailgate Barbecue
Fuel up for the big game! Discounted tickets can be purchased exclusively at the Bon Appetit table in lower Beamer on Friday, November 8 from 8:00am - 5:00pm.  
Anderson Commons, Todd M. Beamer Center
11:00am- 12:00pm HoneyRock Information Session
Join us and explore opportunities for your student at HoneyRock Outdoor Center for Leadership Development of Wheaton College. You'll learn about:
  • Wheaton in the Northwoods – earn four to eight hours of general education credit in two to four weeks
  • Summer Leadership School – develop core leadership competencies and earn academic credit
  • Wheaton College Leadership Certificate – partner with any major to hone leadership skills during your time at Wheaton
    Room 222, Schell Hall
1:00pm      Wheaton College Football vs. Carthage College
Join us for the last regular-season home game. Tickets may be purchased at the gate and cost $6 adult/$4 children 3-18 and senior citizens. Wheaton students, faculty, and staff are free with college I.D.
McCully Stadium
2:00pm   Arena Theater presents " Peter and the Starcatcher"
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Anyone brave enough to ask this question is warmly invited to come to play together with us as we discover this rip-roaring Broadway adventure. A prequel to the classic tale of Peter Pan. Tickets are required ($11 adult/$10 students)
Arena Theater, Jenks Hall
2:00pm- 4:00pm For the Kids - HoneyRock RoundUp!
Whether you've been to HoneyRock or not, bring your kids (any age!) by the Chrouser Sports Complex for some rock climbing, camp games, and sweet treats. If you're interested in exploring HoneyRock camper programs, join us at 2:15pm for a 30-minute information session. Can't make it? Email honey.rock@wheaton.edu for a program overview.
Eckert Recreation Center, Chrouser Sports Complex
4:00pm- 6:00pm Open Residence Halls
Visit your son's or daughter's room, meet their roommate or hallmate, and chat with their Resident Assistant.
6:00pm Wheaton Thunder Women’s Basketball vs. The University of Texas at Dallas
Attend the season opener! Tickets may be purchased at the door and cost $6/adult/$4 children 3-18 and senior citizens. Wheaton students, faculty, and staff are free with College I.D.
King Arena, Chrouser Sports Complex 
7:30pm- 9:30pm Family Weekend Concert
The Wheaton College Conservatory of Music presents a Family Weekend Concert featuring the Wheaton College Symphonic Band. Admission is free.
Edman Memorial Chapel
7:30pm- 9:30pm Arena Theater presents "Peter and the Starcatcher"
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" Anyone brave enough to ask this question is warmly invited to come to play together with us as we discover this rip-roaring Broadway adventure. A prequel to the classic tale of Peter Pan. Tickets are required. ($11 adult/$10 student)
Arena Theater, Jenks Hall 

Sunday, November 10, 2019

11:00am-
1:00pm
10th 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 exclusively at the Bon Appetit table in lower Beamer on Friday, November 8, from 8am-5pm.
Anderson Commons, Todd M. Beamer Center