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2019 HOMECOMING + FAMILY WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Registration Deadline: Oct. 9 at noon

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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, Selections from the Collection of Robert H. Knox Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery, Bachman Fine Arts 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
9:45 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.
Start Time End Time Event Location
5 a.m. 8:30 p.m. THE W OPEN – $15 Friday/Saturday Family pass 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 (Invite Only)  The W
8 a.m. 8 p.m. THE WARTBURG STORE OPEN Saemann Student Center
9 a.m. 7 p.m. ART EXHIBIT, Selections from the Collection of Robert H. Knox Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery, Bachman Fine Arts Center
9 a.m. 2:30 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.

  • 9 a.m., Finance/Economics
  • 10:45 a.m., Management
  • 12 p.m., Law School and Graduate School Insights 
  • 1:15 p.m., Accounting
  • 1:15 p.m., Marketing
Whitehouse Business Center
10 a.m. BEST-SHOT GOLF TOURNAMENT – Registration deadline Sept. 29 Waverly Country Club
10:15 a.m. CHAPEL, Rev. Larry Trachte ’66 will preach Wartburg Chapel
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 $11 box lunch through the online Homecoming & Family Weekend registration, by calling 352-8300, or emailing alumni@wartburg.edu by Friday, Oct. 4) Chapel Commons & Wartburg Chapel
2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. SOCIAL WORK ALUMNI PANEL Old Main 200
3 and 4 p.m. CAMPUS TOURS Leave from Information Center, Saemann Student Center
3:50 p.m. 4:50 p.m. OPEN REHEARSAL – CASTLE SINGERS, Dr. Nicki Toliver, Director Liemohn Choral Hall
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. DEDICATION OF LEBENKREUZ SCULPTURE AND RECEPTION West Chapel Lawn (Rain Location: Chapel/Chapel Commons)
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 OPEN HOUSE TBD
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
5:45 p.m. PRESIDENT’S ROUND TABLE DINNER & 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE WARTBURG CHAPEL (Invite Only) Knights Ballroom, Saemann Student Center
6 p.m. VOLLMER AND KETHA HOUSE REUNION Joe’s Knight Hawk, 1002 W. Bremer Ave.
6 p.m. 9 p.m. HOMECOMING KICKOFF CELEBRATION (Formerly Wartburg Happy Hour) (Open to all Homecoming & Family Weekend attendees) Preregistration is required. Tendrils Rooftop Garden, Waverly Health Center, 312 9th St. S.W.
8:45 p.m. KASTLE KAPERS, preceded by Homecoming Court presentation Neumann Auditorium
After Kastle Kapers COMEDIAN, Myq Kaplan – Sponsored by ETK McCaskey Lyceum
Start Time End Time Event Location
7 a.m. 5:30 p.m. THE W OPEN – $15 Friday/Saturday Family pass. 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 – $15 registration fee Register 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. $25 registration fee 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, Selections from the Collection of Robert H. Knox 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 SIGNGINGS

  • “Holy Everything,” Rev. Emily Carson
Front of the Wartburg Store
10 a.m. PARADE – Presented by Jerry Roling Motors Inc.Grand Marshals – Dr. Gilbert ’59 and Mary ’60 Reiff Wessel 5th St. NW & Bremer Ave. (Reunion classes meet at the locations listed below)
10 a.m. REUNION PARADE GATHERINGS
  • Golden Knights (‘69 and earlier), North side of 1st Ave. N.W. and behind the Wartburg College Chapel
  • Class of ‘74, On the corner of 1st Ave. N.W. and Wartburg Blvd on the north part of the roundabout area
  • Class of ‘79, On the corner of 1st Ave. N.W. and Wartburg Blvd on the south part of the roundabout area
  • Class of ‘84, Located near the faculty and staff parking lot on the North Side of 1st Ave. N.W.
  • Class of ‘89, South side of 1st Ave. N.W. (Wartburg Sign will be behind spectators when watching the parade)
  • Class of ‘94, On the north side of 1st Ave. N.W. and in front of the Fine Arts Center
  • Class of ‘99, On the north side of 1st Ave. N.W. and in front of the McElroy Center
  • Class of ‘04, On the north side of 1st Ave NW and in front of the Science Center
  • Class of ‘09, On the north side of 1st Ave. N.W. and in front of the Science Center
  • Class of ‘14, Corner of 1st Ave. N.W. and 10th St. N.W.- 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. 5 p.m. WARTBURG CHAPEL OPEN HOUSE, self-guided tours Wartburg Chapel
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 p.m. SOCIAL WORK ALUMNI RECEPTION Old Main 200
11:30 a.m. GOLDEN KNIGHTS LUNCHEON – Celebrating the classes of 50 years and earlier, featuring classes of ’59, ’64, and ’69 Hagemann Castle Room, Saemann Student Center
11:30 a.m. CLASS REUNION LUNCHEON, Presented by Quality Inn and Super 8 – Celebrating the classes of ’74, ’79, ’84, ’89, ’94, 99, ’04, ’09, ’14 Knights Ballroom, Saemann Student Center
1:30 p.m. FOOTBALL GAME, Wartburg vs. Nebraska Wesleyan
  • 1:10 p.m. Pre-game recognition of Athletic Hall of Fame recipients
  • Halftime recognition of Homecoming Court (1:10 p.m.)
Zimmerman Field, Walston-Hoover Stadium
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
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: Akeem Carter ’09, Angela Hartwig Elmshaeuser ’09, Joel Reynolds ’05, Anthony Souhrada ’00, Leon Webrand ’62, Aaron Wernimont ’09 (posthumous), Heidi Porter Wiley ’07, Ashley Rogers Winter ’08 Knights Room, Saemann Student Center
6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. GOLDEN KNIGHTS RECEPTION Celebrating the classes of 50 years and earlier, featuring classes of ’59, ’64 and ’69 Hagemann Castle Room, Saemann Student Center
8 p.m. 9:30 p.m. WARTBURG COMMUNITY SYMPHONY CONCERT – Information coming soon.  Click here to purchase tickets. Neumann Auditorium
Start Time End Time Event Location
9 a.m. 7 p.m. ART EXHIBIT, Selections from the Collection of Robert H. Knox Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery, Bachman Fine Arts Center
11 a.m. 10 p.m. THE W OPEN – Please check in 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, (Eric D. Hanson ’96, Lorene “Renie” J. Bunting Lenning ’64, Eric A. Stahlberg ’86) Knights Ballroom, Saemann Student Center
2:30 p.m. 3:15 p.m. WARTBURG WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT Neumann Auditorium
3:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m. WARTBURG CHOIR CONCERT Wartburg Chapel