Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Here's a growing list of what's planned for Family Weekend 2014.

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Below is a list of events enjoyed during Family Weekend 2014.  Mark your calendars now for Family Weekend 2015: October 30-31.

Friday, November 7

8:00 - 5:00

Family Weekend Welcome Center
Stop by our Welcome Center to pick up your name badges, a welcome packet, and any tickets you've purchased in advance for this weekend.
Beamer Student Center, lower level

8:00 - 5:00

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 will be included in your pocket schedule and is also available for viewing here.

10:30- 11:15

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

9:30-5:30 Sacred Arts Exhibit
Messiah: Musical Text on Canvas
by Timothy Botts
Inspired by both the power of the biblical libretto and the picturesque music of George Frederick Handel, this series of 24 canvases captures the entire narrative arc of this beloved work for choir and orchestra.  The accompanying exhibition book is produced by Tyndale House Publishers. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.
Billy Graham Center Museum 
 2:00-3:00 Helping Your Student Prepare for Life After Wheaton
What are the steps your student should be taking in their freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year to prepare for life after College, and how does Wheaton help them?  Come hear staff members from the Career Development Center, the Wheaton College Graduate School, and Alumni Relations share information and resources you as parents can be encouraged by and discuss with your student.
Todd M. Beamer Center, lower level, Phelps Room
4:00-6:00 

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

6:00-7:00

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 sixth annual Wheaton College Iron Chef contest. Two teams of five Wheaton students will be paired with a chef from the Bon Appetit kitchen to cook 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 purchase at the Family Weekend Welcome Center at a discounted price or you can pay regular price at the entrance: adults $11.80; children (age 3-7) $5.90
Anderson Commons

7:30-10:00

Arena Theater: Till We Have Faces
Come watch Wheaton students bring to life this adaptation of C.S. Lewis's final novel narrating the myth of Cupid and Psyche.  Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at wheatonarena.com. For more information phone 630.752.5800.

8:00

College Union Talent Show
Marvel at the talents of Wheaton College students at this event that attracts over 2,000 spectators each year.
Edman Memorial Chapel

Saturday, November 8

9:00 - 10:30

President's Prayer Breakfast
Join with Wheaton parents to hear a special message from President Ryken and to pray together for Wheaton.
Beamer Student Center, Coray Alumni Gymnasium

9:30-5:30 Sacred Arts Exhibit
Messiah: Musical Text on Canvas
by Timothy Botts
Inspired by both the power of the biblical libretto and the picturesque music of George Frederick Handel, this series of 24 canvases captures the entire narrative arc of this beloved work for choir and orchestra.  The accompanying exhibition book is produced by Tyndale House Publishers. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.
Billy Graham Center Museum
10:30-11:30  Information Session: HoneyRock – Learn and Earn this Summer
Learn about fantastic opportunities for your student at HoneyRock Camp. Through HoneyRock’s Summer 2015 General Education Program, students can earn four general education credit hours in two weeks. Through HoneyRock’s Leadership School, students can develop core leadership competencies through training and ministry as a summer camp counselor. Participants in the Leadership School s are paid and scholarships are available.
Schell Hall, HoneyRock Office
11:00-11:30 

Wade Center Book Discussion & Dramatic Reading
Come join us for a discussion of the "Riddle Game" chapter in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. Our discussion of the reasons Tolkien changed "nice Gollum" in the book's first edition, to "mean Gollum" in the second edition will also include a dramatic reading. Appropriate for ages 8 and up.
Wade Center Museum 

10:30-1:30pm 

Tailgate Brunch
Fuel up for the big game with brunch at Anderson Commons.  Tickets will be available for purchase at the Family Weekend Welcome Center at a discounted price, or you can pay regular price at the entrance: $10.30 adults; children (ages 3-7) $5.15.
Anderson Commons 

1:00

Wheaton Thunder Football vs. Illinois Wesleyan 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

1:00-4:00  Visual Art Workshop: Soft Pastels
The Community School of the Arts at Wheaton College (CSA) offers this workshop for high school students and adults. By introducing the four cornerstones of pastel painting: integrating shape, value, edges, and color, artist Carol Zack will instruct students in the traditional pastel painting process of building thin layers of color to create a work of art in soft pastels.  The workshop takes place at the CSA Visual Arts Studio located at 1825 College Avenue in Wheaton. The cost is $45 and all materials are provided. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 630.752.5800.
4:00 - 6:00

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

 5:00  Women's Soccer vs. Illinois Wesleyan
CCIW Tournament Final!  Come cheer the team to victory!
Joe Beam Stadium
7:30

Conservatory of Music Family Weekend Concert
Join us for this Family Weekend tradition featuring the Wheaton College Symphonic Band. 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

7:30  Men's Soccer vs. Elmhurst College
CCIW Tournament Final!  Come cheer the team to victory!
Joe Beam Stadium
7:30

Wheaton Student Improv
Join us for a performance of improvisational theater by Wheaton College students. Admission is $1, payable at the door.
Armerding Lecture Hall

7:30-10:00

Arena Theater: Till We Have Faces
Come watch Wheaton students bring to life this adaptation of C.S. Lewis's final novel narrating the myth of Cupid and Psyche.  Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at www.wheatonarena.com. For more information, call 630.752.5800.

Sunday, November 9

11:00- 
1:00pm 

6th 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 will be available for purchase at the Family Weekend Welcome Center at a discounted price or you can pay regular price at the entrance: adults $10.30; children (age 3-7) $5.15
Anderson Commons

Media Center