HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND

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2021 HOMECOMING + FAMILY WEEKEND SCHEDULE

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College health policy: Facemasks are required indoors in congregate areas. Events with  show that a mask is required. 

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, Wartburg Collects Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery, Bachman Fine Arts Center
6 p.m. PRESIDENT’S ROUND TABLE (Invite only) Knights Ballroom, Saemann Student Center 
7 p.m. FALL FESTIVAL/PEP RALLY Clinton Field (Rainsite: The W)
After Fall Festival/Pep Rally   WING FEED Joe’s Knight Hawk, 1002 W. Bremer Ave.

College health policy: Facemasks are required indoors in congregate areas. Events with  show that a mask is required. 

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. 6 p.m.  THE WARTBURG STORE OPEN Saemann Student Center
9 a.m. 7 p.m.  ART EXHIBIT, Wartburg Collects 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 robin.miller@wartburg.edu. Schedule is subject to change as the composition of panels is finalized.

  • 9 a.m., Principles of Management, WBC 214
  • Noon, Law, WBC 214
  • Noon, Accounting/Economics/Finance, WBC 116
  • 2:30 p.m., Marketing, WBC 116
Whitehouse Business Center
10 a.m. BEST-SHOT GOLF TOURNAMENT – Registration deadline Sept. 29 Prairie Links Golf Course
10:15 a.m.  CHAPEL – the Rev. Liz Alberston ’00, speaker Wartburg Chapel
11 a.m. 1:30 p.m.  WARTBURG ALUMNI CHOIR 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 $11 box lunch through the online Homecoming & Family Weekend registration, by calling 352-8300, or emailing alumni@wartburg.edu by Friday, Oct. 1) Chapel Commons & Wartburg Chapel
1:30 p.m. 3 p.m.  WARTBURG ALUMNI CHOIR FULL REHEARSALS & SECTIONALS Wartburg Chapel/Choral Hall
2 p.m. 4 p.m.  GREENWOOD 150th ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE AND TOURS Greenwood, 902 12th St. NW, Waverly
2 p.m. 4 p.m.  CAREER EXPO Hall of Champions, The W
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 p.m. 5 p.m.  WARTBURG ARCHIVES DIGITIZATION FAIR & OPEN HOUSE Wartburg Archives, Third Floor, Vogel Library
3:45 p.m. 5 p.m.  WUERTZ HEALTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE CENTER AND MEYER STRENGTH & CONDITIONING ANNEX – Open House, brief naming ceremony at 4 p.m. Wuertz Health & Human Performance Center, The W
3:50 p.m. 4:40 p.m.  OPEN REHEARSAL – CASTLE SINGERS, Dr. Nicki Toliver, Director Liemohn Choral Hall, Bachman Fine Arts Center
3:50 p.m. 4:40 p.m.  OPEN REHEARSAL – WARTBURG SYMPHONIC BAND, Leon Kuehner, Director Carl and Peggy Bluedorn Instrumental Music Hall, Bachman Fine Arts Center
4 p.m. 6 p.m.  WARTBURG ALUMNI CHOIR FULL REHEARSAL Wartburg Chapel
4 p.m. 9 p.m.  HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND REGISTRATION Information Center, Saemann Student Center
4:50 p.m. 6 p.m.  OPEN REHEARSAL – WARTBURG WIND ENSEMBLE, Dr. Craig Hancock, Director Carl and Peggy Bluedorn Instrumental Music Hall, Bachman Fine Arts Center
6 p.m.   VOLLMER & KETHA HOUSES REUNIONS Joe’s Knight Hawk, 1002 W. Bremer Ave.
8 p.m.  KASTLE KAPERS Neumann Auditorium

College health policy: Facemasks are required indoors in congregate areas. Events with show that a mask is required.

Start Time End Time Event Location
7 a.m. 6:30 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, Sponsored by First Bank Register at the south side of the track, inside 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. $30 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
8:30 a.m. 10 a.m. TOWER SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE (Invitation only) McCoy Rooms, Saemann Student Center
9 a.m. 9:30 a.m. FREE HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT) CLASS with The W personal trainer Shaina Sackett-Anderegg ’06 Levick Arena
9 a.m. 7 p.m.  ART EXHIBIT, Wartburg Collects 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
  • “Holy Everything,” the Rev. Emily Carson ’05
  • “-30- Remembering Duane Schroeder,” Randall Schroeder ’82 and Harold Kurtz ’58
In front of The Wartburg Store, Saemann Student Center
10 a.m. PARADE – Presented by Jerry Roling Motors Inc.Grand Marshals – Retired social work professors Going south down Fifth Street NW, turning west on First Avenue NW
10 a.m. GOLDEN KNIGHTS designated parade viewing spot – Celebrating the classes of 50 years and earlier, featuring classes of ’60, ’61, ’65, ’66, ’70, and ’71 North side of First Avenue NW, just behind the Wartburg Chapel
10 a.m. 12:30 p.m.  DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION OPEN HOUSE & TAILGATE McElroy Center 134
10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.  WARTBURG ALUMNI CHOIR FULL REHEARSAL Wartburg Chapel
10:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m. SOCIAL WORK 75th ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION  (RSVP appreciated but not required) NW Corner of Old Main (Rain Site:   Third Floor, Vogel Library)
10:30 a.m. 2 p.m. RENAISSANCE FAIRE – Support student groups, vendors, and local non-profits Central Campus Mall
10:30 a.m. 2 p.m.  CENTENNIAL & VOLLMER HALLS OPEN HOUSE Centennial Lounge
11 a.m. 11:30 a.m. PAULA SURVILLA LIVING CLASSROOM DEDICATION Outdoor classroom, McElroy Center courtyard
11 a.m. 1 p.m. SOFTBALL TEAM “BRA-B-QUE” EVENT: Help collect feminine hygiene products, bras (new or gently used), and underwear for women who are experiencing impoverishment or homelessness. Free meal to those who bring an item. You can also contribute through the event’s Amazon wish list. Lynes Field
11:30 a.m. GOLDEN KNIGHTS LUNCHEON – Celebrating the classes of 50 years and earlier, featuring the classes of ’60, ’61 ’65, ’66, ’70, and ’71 St. Elizabeth and Heritage rooms, Saemann Student Center
11:30 a.m. CLASS REUNION LUNCHEON – Celebrating the classes of ’75, ’76, ’80, ’81, ’85, ’86, ’90, ’91, ’95, ’96, ’00, ’01, ’05, ’06, ’10, ’11, ’15, ’16 Knights Room, Saemann Student Center
12 p.m. 1 p.m. ADMISSIONS STAFF REUNION Campus Mall, outside Whitehouse Business Center
12:45 p.m. 1:45 p.m.  WARTBURG ALUMNI CHOIR FULL REHEARSAL Wartburg Chapel
1:30 p.m. FOOTBALL GAME, Wartburg Knights vs. Loras College Duhawks
  • 1:10 p.m. Pre-game recognition of Athletic Hall of Fame recipients
Zimmerman Field, Walston-Hoover Stadium
2 p.m. 4 p.m.  WARTBURG ARCHIVES DIGITIZATION FAIR AND OPEN HOUSE Wartburg Archives, Vogel Library, Third Floor
4 p.m. 6:30 p.m. OKTOBERFEST – Presented by Schumacher Elevator (Price at door – $25; Preregister online $20; Food Only $10; Kids $7; Drinks Only – HOF $10) Tents south of Old Main
6 p.m. 8 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. Lohe Hall Room 137
6:30 p.m. ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME DINNER – 2021 Inductees: Akeya Aimable ’09, Justin Beatty ’03, Blake Gillis ’08, Wil Kelly ’04, Molly Eslick Kremer ’11, Ryan Moorman ’06, Jake Naig ’09, Monica Severson, Nick Weber ’082020 Inductees: Hannah Baker Bombei ’10, Katie Rapp Houston ’05, Matt Scherbring ’06, Dan Hammes ’07, Collin Lane ’05, Ryan Sturm ’06, Andy Hodge ’08, Dusty Rhodes ’97, Bob Wachholz ’64 Knights Ballroom, Saemann Student Center
6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. GOLDEN KNIGHTS RECEPTIONCelebrating the classes of 50 years and earlier, featuring classes of ’60, ’61, ’65, ’66, ’70 and ’71 McCoy Rooms, Saemann Student Center
8 p.m.  WARTBURG WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT – Dr. Craig Hancock, Director Neumann Auditorium
9 p.m. 11 p.m. WARTBURG MUSIC ALUMNI SOCIAL Sasquatch Jacks, 118 10th St. S.W.

College health policy: Facemasks are required indoors in congregate areas. Events with show that a mask is required.

Start Time End Time Event Location
9 a.m. 7 p.m.  ART EXHIBIT, Wartburg Collects 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; Rebecca Baird ’18, pastoral intern, will preach. Wartburg Choir Alumni are invited to join in the singing of Benediction. Neumann Auditorium
11 a.m. 2 p.m.  THE WARTBURG STORE OPEN Saemann Student Center
11:15 a.m. 1 p.m. SUNDAY BRUNCH (Pay at the door; registration not necessary) Mensa, 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.2020 recipients: Dan Grinstead ’72, Dan Hanson ’77, and Lawrence “DC” Randle ’792021 Recipients: Doug Mason ’75, Albert “Sparky” Duroe ’67, and Edie Waldstein ’73 Knights Ballroom, Saemann Student Center
12:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m.  WARTBURG ALUMNI CHOIR FINAL REHEARSAL Wartburg Chapel
2:30 p.m. 3:15 p.m.  WARTBURG CHOIR CONCERT, Dr. Lee Nelson, Director Wartburg Chapel
3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.  WARTBURG CHOIR 85th ANNIVERSARY ALUMNI CHOIR CONCERT, Dr. Lee Nelson, Director Neumann Auditorium