Homecoming 2018

Deadline to register is Wednesday, Oct. 17.

HOMECOMING + FAMILY WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

Start Time End Time Event Location
8 a.m. 5 p.m. THE WARTBURG STORE OPEN Saemann Student Center
9 a.m. 7 p.m. ART EXHIBIT, MANDALAS, Paintings by Bart Vargas Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery, Bachman Fine Arts Center
  PRESIDENT’S ROUND TABLE (Invite only)  
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
9:45 p.m. PEP RALLY, presented by Pizza Ranch Walston-Hoover Stadium (Rainsite: The W)
After Pep Rally   WING FEED Joe's Knight Hawk, 1002 W. Bremer Ave.

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

Start Time End Time Event Location
5 a.m. 8:30 p.m. THE W OPEN - $15 Family and $5 Individual passes available at The W Information Desk. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult. The W
8 a.m. 4 p.m. ALUMNI BOARD MEETING  
8 a.m. 8 p.m. THE WARTBURG STORE OPEN
(Special event for parents, 6-8 p.m.)
Saemann Student Center
9 a.m. 7 p.m. ART EXHIBIT, MANDALAS, Paintings by Bart Vargas Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery, Bachman Fine Arts Center
10 a.m. BEST-SHOT GOLF TOURNAMENT Prairie Links Golf Course, 19 Eagle Ridge Dr.
10:15 a.m. CHAPEL, Speaker Tom Buchheim '93 Wartburg Chapel
10:45 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.

  • 10:45 a.m., TBD
  • 12 p.m., TBD
  • 1:15 p.m., TBD
  • 2:30 p.m., TBD
Whitehouse Business Center
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. 12) Chapel Commons & Wartburg Chapel
2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. SOCIAL JUSTICE ALUMNI PANEL Old Main 200
3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. SOCIAL JUSTICE ALUMNI RECEPTION/HAPPY HOUR Old Main 200
3 and 4 p.m. CAMPUS TOURS Leave from Information Center, Saemann Student Center
3:40 p.m. 4:30 p.m. SOCIAL WORK DEPARTMENT RECEPTION - All current and past social work students and friends are invited. Old Main 200
3:50 p.m. 4:50 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. MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ALUMNI PANEL Whitehouse Business Center 214
4 p.m. 5 p.m. WARTBURG CHOIR ALUMNI RECEPTION Chapel Commons
4 p.m. 6 p.m. WARTBURG ARCHIVES DIGITIZATION FAIR
Do you have photos, documents, videos, or memorabilia from your years at Wartburg that you worry might deteriorate or be lost to time? Please help the Wartburg Archives preserve your memories alongside the rest of the history of the College at this year’s Digitization Fair! The archives will also accept donations of original items you no longer wish to keep and provide you with a digital copy (when possible). To register for a digitization time slot - or for more information, visit https://knightguides.wartburg.edu/archivesdigitizationfair
Wartburg Archives, Vogel Library, 3rd Floor
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, Tom Trenney, Director (Dr. Lee Nelson on sabbatical) Wartburg Chapel
5 p.m. 6 p.m. KRYSTAL MADLOCK RECEPTION & FRIENDSHIP FUND - A brief program will be held at 5:30 p.m. Hagemann Castle Room, Saemann Student Center
6 p.m.   VOLLMER HOUSE REUNION Joe's KnightHawk, 1002 W. Bremer Ave.
6 p.m. 11 p.m. HOMECOMING KICKOFF CELEBRATION (Formerly Wartburg Happy Hour) (Open to all Homecoming & Family Weekend attendees) Preregistration is required. Waverly Area Veterans Post (VFW)
1300 4th St. N.W.
8:45 p.m.   KASTLE KAPERS, preceded by Homecoming Court presentation Neumann Auditorium
After Kastle Kapers COMEDIAN, Jessi Campbell - Sponsored by ETK McCaskey Lyceum

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

Start Time End Time Event Location
7 a.m. 5:30 p.m. THE W OPEN - $15 Family and $5 Individual passes available at The W Information Desk. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult. The W
8 a.m. KNIGHT RUN/WALK - Register by Oct. 3 to guarantee a shirt. Check-in on the track at the north end of Walston-Hoover Stadium
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, MANDALAS, Paintings by Bart Vargas Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery, Bachman Fine Arts Center
9 a.m. CAMPUS TOUR Leave from Information Center, Saemann Student Center
9 a.m. 5 p.m. THE WARTBURG STORE OPEN Saemann Student Center
10 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

BOOK SIGNINGS

  • Mary Bleckwehl ‘77
  • Gail Kittleson ‘72
In front of The Wartburg Store
10 a.m.

PARADE - Presented by Jerry Roling Motors Inc.
*Notice the change in parade route.

5th St. NW & 1st Ave. NW
PARADE ROUTE
10 a.m.

REUNION PARADE GATHERINGS

  • Golden Knights (‘68 and earlier)
    North side of 1st Ave NW and behind the Wartburg College Chapel
  • Class of ‘73
    On the corner of 1st Ave NW and Wartburg Blvd on the north part of the roundabout area
  • Class of ‘78
    On the corner of 1st Ave NW and Wartburg Blvd on the south part of the roundabout area
  • Class of ‘83
    Located near the faculty and staff parking lot on the North Side of 1st Ave NW
  • Class of ‘88
    South side of 1st Ave NW (Wartburg Sign will be behind spectators when watching the parade)
  • Class of ‘93
    On the north side of 1st Ave NW and in front of the Fine Arts Center
  • Class of ‘98
    On the north side of 1st Ave NW and in front of the McElroy Center
  • Class of ‘03
    On the north side of 1st Ave NW and in front of the Science Center
  • Class of ‘08
    On the north side of 1st Ave NW and in front of the Science Center
  • Class of ‘13
    Corner of 1st Ave NW and 10th St NW- located behind Joe’s Knight Hawk
10 a.m. 12:30 p.m. DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION OPEN HOUSE McElroy Center
10:30 a.m. 2 p.m. RENAISSANCE FAIRE
Support student groups, vendors, and local non-profits
Central Campus Mall
11:30 a.m.

CLASS REUNIONS, Presented by Quality Inn Suites - Get together with your fellow classmates to reminisce about student days, catch up on post-college life, and share a meal.

Classes celebrating reunions this year: Golden Knights (all classes from 1968 and older), Class of '73, Class of '78, Class of '83, Class of '88, Class of '93, Class of '98, Class of '03, Class of '08, Class of '13

  • Golden Knights ('68 and earlier) Reunion Luncheon

NEW THIS YEAR: Alumni and their families can choose between two options, no matter what their class year.

1. REUNION LUNCHEON: A meal served in Saemann Student Center, where you can sit at a designated table for your class year and catch up with fellow Knights. Meal cost: Adults are $16, children ages 5-10 are $8, and under age 5 are free.

2. REUNION GATHERING: Purchase your own food among the vendors at the Renaissance Faire and bring your meal under the tents on the campus mall to gather at tables designated for each class year.

Reunion Luncheons: Hagemann Castle Room, Saemann Student Center

Reunion Gatherings: Tents on Campus Mall

1:30 p.m.

FOOTBALL GAME, Wartburg Knights vs. Central Dutch

  • 1:10 p.m. Pre-game recognition of Athletic Hall of Fame recipients
  • Halftime recognition of Homecoming Court
Zimmerman Field, Walston-Hoover Stadium
2:30 p.m. 5 p.m. WARTBURG ARCHIVES DIGITIZATION FAIR
Do you have photos, documents, videos, or memorabilia from your years at Wartburg that you worry might deteriorate or be lost to time? Please help the Wartburg Archives preserve your memories alongside the rest of the history of the College at this year’s Digitization Fair! The archives will also accept donations of original items you no longer wish to keep and provide you with a digital copy (when possible). To register for a digitization time slot - or for more information, visit https://knightguides.wartburg.edu/archivesdigitizationfair
Wartburg Archives, Vogel Library-3rd Floor
4 p.m. 6:30 p.m. OKTOBERFEST - Presented by Schumacher Elevator (Price at door - $25; Preregister and pay $20) Tents west of Saemann Student Center
5 p.m. WOMEN'S SOCCER vs. Simpson Soccer Field
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
6:30 p.m. ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME DINNER - Inductees:
Kevin Ault '06, Josh Dodd '99, Ashley (Steines) Lansing '08, Bart Mehlert '04, Coach Jim Miller, Jamey Parker '96, Stephanie (Howe) Peterson '07, Nate Schmidt '06
Knights Room, Saemann Student Center
6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. GOLDEN KNIGHTS RECEPTION ('68 and earlier), featuring the Classes of 1958, 1963, and 1968 Hagemann Castle Room, Saemann Student Center
7:30 p.m.   MEN'S SOCCER vs. Simpson Soccer Field
8 p.m. 9:30 p.m. WARTBURG COMMUNITY SYMPHONY CONCERT –  Pianist Clare Longendyke performs Joan Tower’s Beethoven-inspired Concerto for Piano paired with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2. Two other works by women composers round out the program: Alexandra Bryant’s Blue Doors and  Lili Boulanger’s Psalm 24 with the Wartburg Choir.  Click here to purchase tickets. Neumann Auditorium

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018

Start Time End Time Event Location
9 a.m. 7 p.m. ART EXHIBIT, MANDALAS, Paintings by Bart Vargas Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery, Bachman Fine Arts Center
11 a.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
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; Reverend Dr. Brian Beckstrom, Dean of Spiritual Life, 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, (Lois Volkmann Jelneck '50, Judith Slade McCaskey '65, Michael Sinram '75) Knights Ballroom, Saemann Student Center
2:30 p.m. 3:15 p.m. WARTBURG CHOIR CONCERT Wartburg Chapel
3:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m. WARTBURG WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT  Neumann Auditorium

Deadline to register online is Wednesday, Oct. 17.