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Deadline to register is Wednesday, Oct. 11.

HOMECOMING + FAMILY WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Start Time End Time Event Location
8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. THE WARTBURG STORE OPEN Saemann Student Center
9 a.m. 7 p.m. ART EXHIBIT, Series, Works by Mauricio Lasansky, Selections from the collection of Bill & Lynne Fruehling Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery, Bachman Fine Arts Center
11:30 a.m.   GALLERY TALK featuring Phillip Lasansky and Diego Lasansky Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery, Bachman Fine Arts Center
5:45 p.m. PRESIDENT’S ROUND TABLE AND FOCUS ON THE FUTURE DINNER (Invite only) Knights Ballroom, Saemann Student Center
7 p.m. 7:45 p.m. CORONATION RECEPTION (Invite only) Bachman Fine Arts Center Lobby
8 p.m. KASTLE KAPERS followed by Coronation Neumann Auditorium
9:30 p.m. PEP RALLY, presented by Pizza Ranch Walston-Hoover Stadium (Rainsite - Fieldhouse)
After Pep Rally   WING FEED Joe's Knight Hawk, 1002 W. Bremer Ave.

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

Start Time End Time Event Location
5:30 a.m. 8:30 p.m. THE W OPEN - $5 passes available at The W Information Desk. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult. The W
8 a.m. 6 p.m. THE WARTBURG STORE OPEN Saemann Student Center
9 a.m. 7 p.m. ART EXHIBIT, Series, Works by Mauricio Lasansky, Selections from the collection of Bill & Lynne Fruehling Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery, Bachman Fine Arts Center
9 a.m. 3:30 p.m.

BUSINESS CAREER DIRECTIONS AND CONNECTIONS ALUMNI PANELS - Alumni interested in participating on a panel should contact kimberly.folkers@wartburg.edu. Schedule is subject to change as composition of panels is finalized. 

  • Panels are TBD
Whitehouse Business Center
10 a.m. BEST-SHOT GOLF TOURNAMENT Waverly Country Club, 705 8th Ave. SW
10:15 a.m. CHAPEL, Speaker Liz Mathis Wartburg Chapel
11 a.m. 1:30 p.m. WARTBURG CHOIR ALUMNI REGISTRATION Bachman Fine Arts Center Lobby
12 p.m. 1 p.m. BACH'S LUNCH ORGAN LECTURE & RECITAL - Preconcert lecture in Wartburg Chapel Commons, followed by a recital at 12:30 p.m. in the Wartburg Chapel (Bring your own lunch or preorder a $10.50 box lunch through the online Homecoming & Family Weekend registration, by calling 352-8300, or emailing marcia.haugen@wartburg.edu by Friday, Oct. 6) Chapel Commons & Wartburg Chapel
1:15 p.m. 2:20 p.m. SOCIAL JUSTICE ALUMNI PANEL Old Main 200
1:30 p.m. 3 p.m. WARTBURG CHOIR ALUMNI REHEARSAL & SECTIONALS Wartburg Chapel
2:30 p.m. 3:15 p.m. SOCIAL JUSTICE Q&A Old Main 200
3 and 4 p.m. CAMPUS TOURS Leave from Information Center, Saemann Student Center
3:50 p.m. OPEN REHEARSAL - WARTBURG SYMPHONIC BAND, Dr. Scott Muntefering, Director Carl and Peggy Bluedorn Instrumental Music Hall, Bachman Fine Arts Center
4 p.m. 9 p.m. HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND REGISTRATION Information Center, Saemann Student Center
4 p.m. 6 p.m. WARTBURG CHOIR ALUMNI REHEARSAL Wartburg Chapel
4 p.m. MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ALUMNI PANEL
(reception to follow in Whitehouse Business Center 215)
Whitehouse Business Center 214
4:50 p.m. OPEN REHEARSAL - WARTBURG WIND ENSEMBLE, Dr. Craig Hancock, Director Carl and Peggy Bluedorn Instrumental Music Hall, Bachman Fine Arts Center
5 p.m. 6 p.m. OPEN REHEARSAL - WARTBURG CHOIR, Dr. Lee Nelson, Director Wartburg Chapel
5:30 p.m. TRANSFORMING TOMORROW CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION RECEPTION (invitation only) Steinhauer Court, The W
6:30 p.m.   TRANSFORMING TOMORROW CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION (invitation only) Levick Arena, The W
6 p.m. 9 p.m. WARTBURG HAPPY HOUR (Open to all Homecoming & Family Weekend attendees) Preregistration is required. Waverly Country Club, 705 8th Ave. SW
8:45 p.m. 10 p.m. KASTLE KAPERS, preceded by Homecoming Court presentation Neumann Auditorium
After Kastle Kapers COMEDIAN, Pete Lee  - Sponsored by ETK McCaskey Lyceum

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

Start Time End Time Event Location
7 a.m. 6:30 p.m. THE W OPEN - Free Admission. Please check in at The W Information Desk. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult. The W
8 a.m. KNIGHT RUN/WALK, presented by State Bank
Register by Sept. 27 to receive a 2016 Knight Run/Walk t-shirt.
Check-in on the track at the north end of Walston-Hoover Stadium
8 a.m. 6 p.m. THE WARTBURG STORE OPEN Saemann Student Center
8:30 a.m. 10 a.m. HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND CHILDREN'S TRACK MEET - Wartburg Track and Field invites you to bring your kids ages 3-12 to participate. Registration form available through the Homecoming registration page. Hoover Field House & Track
8:30 a.m. 1 p.m. HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND REGISTRATION - Last chance to pick up tickets to events! Information Center, Saemann Student Center
9 a.m. 7 p.m. ART EXHIBIT, Series, Works by Mauricio Lasansky, Selections from the collection of Bill & Lynne Fruehling Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery, Bachman Fine Arts Center
9 a.m. CAMPUS TOUR Leave from Information Center, Saemann Student Center
9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. WARTBURG CHOIR ALUMNI REGISTRATION Bachman Fine Arts Center Lobby
10 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

BOOK SIGNINGS

  • Ana Morris
  • Teresa Alt " Survival Skills"
The Wartburg Store
10 a.m. PARADE - Presented by Jerry Roling Motors Inc. 5th St. NW & Bremer Avenue (Reunion classes meet at the locations listed)
10 a.m.

Reunion Parade Gatherings

  • Golden Knights ('67 and earlier): TBD
  • Class of '72: TBA
  • Class of ’77: TBA
  • Class of '82: TBA
  • Class of ’87: TBA
  • Class of ’92: TBA
  • Class of ’97: TBA
  • Class of '02: TBA
  • Class of '07: TBA
  • Class of '12: TBA
10 a.m. 12:30 p.m. DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION OPEN HOUSE McElroy Center
10 a.m. 11 a.m. MUSIC DEPARTMENT/ENSEMBLES OPEN HOUSE - Stop in to say hello to music faculty and fellow ensemble members, share a story or favorite tradition, and reminisce during a picture slideshow. Bachman Fine Arts Center Lobby
10:30 a.m. 2 p.m. RENAISSANCE FAIRE
Support student groups, vendors, and local non-profits
Central Campus Mall
10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. REFORMATION TOUR REUNION McCoy Rooms
10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. WARTBURG CHOIR ALUMNI REHEARSAL Wartburg Chapel
11 a.m. 12 p.m. PATHWAYS STUDENT EMPLOYEE REUNION Peer Learning Lab
11:30 a.m.   DEDICATION CEREMONY TO JACK RAE SMITH Vogel Library-2nd Floor
11:30 a.m.

CLASS REUNION LUNCHEONS AND GATHERINGS, Presented by Quality Inn Suites

  • Golden Knights ('67 and earlier) Reunion Luncheon: Knights Room, Saemann Student Center
  • Class of ’72 Reunion Luncheon: Hagemann Castle Room, Saemann Student Center
  • Class of '77 Reunion Luncheon: St. Elizabeth Room, Saemann Student Center
  • Class of ’82 Reunion Luncheon: Heritage Room, Saemann Student Center
  • Class of '87 Reunion Luncheon: Heritage Room, Saemann Student Center
  • Class of '92 Reunion Luncheon: Mensa, Saemann Student Center
  • Class of '97 Reunion Gathering: Tent, South of Old Main
  • Class of '02 Reunion Gathering: Tent, South of Old Main
  • Class of '07 Reunion Gathering: Tent, South of Old Main
  • Class of '12 Reunion Gathering: Tent, South of Old Main
12:30 p.m. 1 p.m. RELIGION AND CAMPUS MINISTRIES OPEN HOUSE Wartburg Chapel
12:45 p.m. 1:45 p.m. WARTBURG CHOIR ALUMNI REHEARSAL Wartburg Chapel
1:30 p.m.

FOOTBALL GAME, Wartburg Knights vs. Loras Duhawks

  • 1:10 p.m. Pre-game recognition of Athletic Hall of Fame recipients
  • Halftime recognition of Homecoming Court
Zimmerman Field, Walston-Hoover Stadium
4 p.m. 6:30 p.m. OKTOBERFEST - Presented by Schumacher Elevator (Price at door - $20; Preregister and pay $15) Tents west of Saemann Student Center
6 p.m. RAINBOW ALUMNI SOCIAL - Join us for the annual social for Wartburg LGBT and Ally alumni. Network with current Alliance students, learn about their accomplishments, and mingle with your fellow Wartburg alumni. Refreshments provided.  Diers House
6 p.m.   MULTICULTURAL STUDENTS AND ALUMNI MEET AND GREET Cardinal Commons
6:30 p.m. ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME DINNER - Inductees:
Joel Demro '02, Daniel Grawe '99, Frederick Grawe Jr. '71, Dr. Harrison Kibombo '06, Bridget Burns Martin '07, Troy Osterhaus '01, Benjamin Shane '00, Kevin Wachholz '99
Knights Room, Saemann Student Center
6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. GOLDEN KNIGHTS RECEPTION ('67 and earlier), featuring the Classes of 1957, 1962, and 1967 Hagemann Castle Room, Saemann Student Center
8 p.m. 9:30 p.m. WARTBURG COMMUNITY SYMPHONY CONCERT –  Mozart and Mendelssohn: A Reformation Celebration featuring violinist Natasha Korsakova. Also featuring a world premier of Jacob Tews' Reformation overture, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5, "Reformation". Click here to purchase tickets. Neumann Auditorium

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017

Start Time End Time Event Location
9 a.m. 7 p.m. ART EXHIBIT, Series, Works by Mauricio Lasansky, Selections from the collection of Bill & Lynne Fruehling Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery, Bachman Fine Arts Center
9:30 a.m. PRELUDIAL MUSIC Neumann Auditorium
10 a.m. HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND WORSHIP with Wartburg Symphonic Band, Wartburg Choir, Castle Singers, Ritterchor, St. Elizabeth Chorale, Kantorei, and Dr. Karen Black, organist; Rev. Dr. Ramona Bouzard, Dean of the Chapel, will preach. Wartburg Choir Alumni are invited to join in the singing of In Thy Hand. Neumann Auditorium
11 a.m. 1 p.m. SUNDAY BRUNCH (Pay at the door; registration not necessary) Mensa, Saemann Student Center
11 a.m. 2 p.m. THE WARTBURG STORE OPEN Saemann Student Center
11:45 a.m. HOMECOMING LUNCHEON - Recognizes Alumni Citation recipients , members of Heritage Society and Golden Knights, and past Alumni Citation recipients. (Meals are complimentary for members of Heritage Society.) All alumni are encouraged to attend this luncheon to honor our Alumni Citation recipients, (Tomas Griebling '87, Dr. Brenda Barth Roman '84, Rev. Roger '60 and Rosemary Dhein '59 Schneider) Knights Ballroom, Saemann Student Center
12 p.m. 2:15 p.m. WARTBURG CHOIR ALUMNI REHEARSAL Wartburg Chapel
1 p.m. 10 p.m. THE W OPEN - $5 passes available at The W Information Desk. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult. The W
2:30 p.m. WARTBURG WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT  Neumann Auditorium
3:30 p.m. WARTBURG CHOIR CONCERT Wartburg Chapel
  80th ANNIVERSARY WARTBURG CHOIR CONCERT
(immediately following Wartburg Choir concert)
Neumann Auditorium
5:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 80th WARTBURG CHOIR ALUMNI REUNION DINNER Knights Ballroom, Saemann Student Center

Deadline to register online is Wednesday, Oct. 11.