Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Below is a growing list of the activities in store for Family Weekend 2015!

Menu

Friday, October 30

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
Cardboard Chronicles: The Biblical Art of Rudolph Bostic
See Scripture's stories through the shimmering folk art of one of America's most featured self-taught painters. 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.
Anderson Commons

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, October 31

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
Cardboard Chronicles: The Biblical Art of Rudolph Bostic
See Scripture's stories through the shimmering folk art of one of America's most featured self-taught painters. 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 2016 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 are paid and scholarships are available.
Schell Hall, HoneyRock Office
 11:30 Men's and Women's Swimming vs. University of Chicago
Chrouser Natatorium
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.
Anderson Commons 

1:00

Wheaton Thunder Football vs. Elmhurst 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 - 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.

 4:30 Women's Soccer vs. North Park
Joe Bean Stadium
 7:00 Men's Soccer vs. North Park
Joe Bean Stadium 
7:30

Conservatory of Music Family Weekend Concert
Join us for this Family Weekend tradition featuring the Wheaton College Concert Choir, Men's Glee Club, Women's Chorale, and 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

7:30

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

Sunday, November 1

11:00- 
1:00pm 

7th 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.
Anderson Commons

Media Center